Motorola?s has set up a new division to focus on integrated information and communication services for consumers, and it will trial its first product later this year.
This will be a speech enabled service called Myosphere, which enables consumers to manage and control wireless and wireline communications from a single point of access using natural voice commands.
Motorola said it will provide additional value added services such as full marketing and sales support, customer care solutions, integrated billing and other back office systems.
The company's new Internet and Connectivity Services Division (ICSD), part of the recently formed Communications Enterprise group, is headed by Maria Martinez, ICSD general manager and vice president.
She said that Motorola will develop services that ?increase personal productivity while solving complex communication needs [and] we are focusing on ways to simplify communications across multiple devices from any location through... new network based carrier class services.?
Martinez believes the potential market is a multibillion dollar one, a view shared by IDC, which calculated earlier this year that the US market for speech enabled mobile productivity services will be $3.4 billion by 2003.
Motorola recently acquired Starfish Software for technology that synchronises data among communications devices, and it has a significant investment in Nuance Communications, a supplier of speech recognition technology for transaction and network applications.
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