Product: Cell Phone: Feature
number recognition for mobiles   (+1, -1)  [vote for, against]
for people who cannot hold more than 6 numbers in the short-time memory.

mobiles already have voice recognition and so this adapted software would recognise numerals in a previously chosen language; either a number that is spoken over the phone itself by way of a call and which allows you to add a new contact plus the correct number.

or, a number that is spoken aloud by someone in the room, over the internet or via television or radio. how many times have you just wished you were prepared with pencil / paper and ready to take down that vital number. with your phone switched on, you would have a certain amount of time to *catch* that number and make that important call.

or, at the end of a pleasant evening with that nice new acquaintance, he/she just speaks his number into your phone and you press *save*
-- po, Dec 30 2007

Errr.... voice recording ? Most Motorola handsets have this .... some Sony-Eriksson ones can record an ongoing conversation at the press of a feature button.
-- 8th of 7, Dec 30 2007

no, number recognition and stored as a number. you know, 0123456...
-- po, Dec 30 2007

"Comfirm Destruct Sequence initiated ..... sixty seconds to Auto-Destruct .... re-enter initiation code to halt sequence .... fifty-five seconds to Auto-Destruct...... re-enter initiation code....
-- 8th of 7, Dec 30 2007

As a matter of fact, it does.......
-- 8th of 7, Dec 30 2007

It sounds like he also downloaded the Majel Barrett audio suite.
-- Canuck, Dec 30 2007

//Does your mobile 'phone sport an unnecessarily large, red, digital countdown panel, // may I press it - on behalf of all furry clawry catloving fiends... boom!
-- po, Dec 30 2007

Write it as a Java app that most mobiles will run.

I can't, but I'm sure someone can.
-- Giblet, Dec 31 2007

// Majel Barrett //


<Distant, dreamy, unfocussed look in eyes; laser pointer trembles>
-- 8th of 7, Dec 31 2007

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