Text To Speech on PDAs?

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Text To Speech on PDAs?

Postby geneven » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:58 am

Can one do text to speech on PDA? Which ones? Does one use TextAloud for that or what? If you can, how is the quality compared with what you get on a PC?

(Yes, I know you can of course use TextAloud to create mp3 files and play THEM on pdas, but I want scrolling text like I get with TextAloud.)
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Postby kdwhite » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:58 am

Currently there aren't any good PDA products. We have an early prototype of a reader on PocketPC, but it is months away from being ready for external testing. Voice quality isn't quite as good as the good PC voices, but it isn't too bad.
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Postby Rohan » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:45 am

Any progress?
I use WinMobile 2005
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Postby D.Leikin » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:48 am

Last year, a european company released many popular acapela voices (including heather, ryan, and many others) for their tts product running on PPC. Voices are about 15 mb in size and of decent quality. Software is expensive but they offer a free trial to play with.
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Postby Rohan » Sat May 31, 2008 4:16 am

Could you give link to it?
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Postby D.Leikin » Sat May 31, 2008 5:07 am

You'll see the link straightaway if you google for 'acapela mobile smartphone', however, the software looks more like an assistive technology product than just a text-to-speech program.

Also, be sure to check out


for a decent pocket pc tts reader with neospeech voices.
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Re: Text To Speech on PDAs?

Postby Daniell » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:00 am

Googled for 'acapela mobile smartphone', but found the only one link helpful to me. though it doesn't install on my pc, installation fails each time somewhere in the middle
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Re: Text To Speech on PDAs?

Postby johnw2738 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:39 am

I am also looking to buy such Pda's but didn't find a good product till now!
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Re: Text To Speech on PDAs?

Postby SFCurley » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:42 am

I realize that this is an old thread, but I've just started using a very good (free) Android app for TTS called Easy Text to Speech (http://play.google.com/store/apps/detai ... speechfree) and thought it worth a mention. Very nice app and does some things similar to TextAloud . . . offers clipboard monitoring, voice speed/pitch adjustments, and other nice features. Best of the 20 or so Android apps I've looked at. I actually use the pro version, which costs a few bucks, but is well worth it.

I still use TextAloud (and have been for probably 12 years) for the great majority of my TTS stuff, creating the articles on my PC and putting them onto my phone as MP3 files for later listening, but every once in a while, when I'm out and about and want to listen to something specific, this is the app I use.

Anyway, thought it worth a mention and I'd give it a BIG thumbs up as a portable addition for users of TextAloud.

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