Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Apple pips its rivals with the iPod that talks
Re: Apple pips its rivals with the iPod that talks
From: ben mustill-rose <bmustillrose_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 13:47:02 +0100
There is lots of stuff on digg.com about the microsoft player, which
should be out by christmas.
I think that it is good the the 6th jen of ipods will talk, but they
did not make it for blind people, as the article in the emamil sent to
this list says, its more about saftey, infact, i don't think it
mensioned blind people at all.
On 16/07/06, Adrian Beech <a.beech_at_bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> G'day all,
> Does this have potential implications for Rockbox? My initial, uneducated,
> thoughts are that it shouldn't as RB implemented the voice UI interface,
> which could be viewed now as a look-a-like framework, before Apple filed
> it's patents.
> Interesting that Apple have gone down this road.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
> Behalf Of Linus Nielsen Feltzing
> Sent: Sunday, 16 July 2006 5:35 AM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: Fw: Apple pips its rivals with the iPod that talks
> Paul Louden wrote:
> > According to their patent, the system uses pre-recorded clips,
> > somewhat similar to the .talk clips you can generate for filenames for
> > Rockbox to use, I believe.
> ...which, IIRC, was implemented in Rockbox before Apple filed their
> "ingenious" patent.
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