Microsoft shows off TellMe voice control in Windows Phone 7

We know Microsoft and TellMe (who Microsoft bought) worked close together on the Samsung Intrepid (awful phone, neat service), but nothing else ever came out from it.

We also know Windows Phone 7 will have some type of voice control (see Dieter hilariously try to activate it back in February) and low and behold, Microsoft has recently demoed it for it us (opens in new tab).

The good:

  • Voice dialing
  • Voice search
  • Voice launch of programs

The bad--no voice control for:

  • Reminders
  • Playing music
  • Announcing calls

At least we presume those 'bads' are the case as we don't have 100% confirmation either way yet. Even with the limitations, we like the speed and execution of the voice search feature and can't wait to try it ourselves.

Watch the full video after the break!

[Thanks Tim F. for originally finding this]

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • You can try it now. It works in the emulator.
  • Microsoft is doing terrific with this WP7 Software.
  • you whore
  • About those "bad" items listed, as far as music goes, I'm pretty sure you can tell it to play such and such and it should find it and play it. If it can open specific apps and so on it should be able to do that. Of course it might not be able to do it well right now, but I expect this feature will be expanded over time as with everything else.
  • Want windows phone 7 badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hey i like you article...a lot!!
  • Wow this is a new one, To check out my full review of the Tell Me go to