SOURCE: Fonix Speech, Inc.

October 14, 2008 09:15 ET

Fonix iSpeak™ Now Available for the Apple iPhone™

Purchase and Download Fonix iSpeak Through the Apple iTunes App Store

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Fonix Speech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fonix® Corporation (OTCBB: FNIX) specializing in embedded speech interfaces for mobile devices, handheld electronic products, video game systems and processors, announces the immediate availability of Fonix iSpeak™ for the Apple iPhone™. Fonix iSpeak™ can be purchased for US$14.99 through the Apple iTunes App Store™ in the Productivity and/or Utilities category (www.apple.com). Fonix iSpeak is available for both the original and 3G models with iPhone OS 2.0 or later. Industry analysts expect more than 10 million iPhones will be sold by year end.

To download Fonix iSpeak from the Apple iTunes App Store™ to the iPhone (or a desk/laptop); tap the Fonix iSpeak™ icon on the iPhone home screen. Identify your device (iPhone 3G or original iPhone) and you're on your way. Fonix iSpeak doesn't require training to the user's voice as contacts are automatically indexed. Thus, minutes after downloading the application the user is ready to make the first call. Use Fonix iSpeak with or without the iPhone headset. Users may also select and change several Fonix iSpeak settings that can enhance recognition performance in different environments.

"iPhone is a powerful device now simplified for easier user interaction because of Fonix iSpeak. With Fonix iSpeak, the iPhone now becomes a legitimate alternative for mobile professionals who require hands-free computing," says Steve Jones, Fonix senior sales executive.

Mr. Peter Lock, of Studio Support, a key contributor to Fonix as an active participant during the limited release program said, "With recent California legislation to enforce hands-free cell phone usage, my clientele have been clamoring for this exact application. Fonix iSpeak delivers on its promise and will bring freedom and safety to millions of iPhone users."

Fonix will continue to advance its technology and features for the iPhone with upcoming releases that will coincide with the release of additional development tools from Apple. Areas of focus for future development include: Bluetooth compatibility, launch music, videos and web search. Additional language support for Fonix iSpeak will include: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

For more information go to www.fonixspeech.com or call (801) 553-6600 and say "iSpeak support," or "sales" for demos, availability and pricing.

About Fonix

Fonix Corporation (OTCBB: FNIX), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, currently operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fonix Speech, Inc., an innovative speech recognition and text-to-speech technology company. Fonix Speech embeds its voice solutions primarily in mobile/wireless devices and interactive video games, providing a platform for natural human interaction. Fonix Speech enables developers and manufacturers to speech-enable their devices and systems. In addition to aggressively driving the organic growth of its business, Fonix intends to continue its strategic acquisition initiative. Visit www.fonix.com for more information, or call (801) 553-6600 and say "Sales."

Statements released by Fonix that are not purely historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the Company's expectations, hopes, intentions and strategies for the future. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties that may affect the Company's business prospects and performance. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risk factors include general economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors as discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. The Company does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements contained in this release.

Contact Information

  • Investors and shareholders contact:
    Michelle Aamodt
    (801) 553-6736
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