Text to speech conversion of text messages from mobile communication devices

  • US 8,718,047 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2012
  • Issued: 05/06/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:

  • provide a user interface at a mobile communication device;

    receive a text input and an identifier associated with an addressee device via the user interface;

    transmit a message including the text input from the mobile communication device to a server for conversion into an audio message and for transmission of the audio message to the addressee device associated with the identifier;

    receive a reply message from the server, wherein the reply message includes a message from the addressee device in response to the audio message;

    provide a repeat transmission option via the user interface in response to the addressee device not accepting delivery of the audio message or declining delivery of the audio message; and

    automatically attempt one or more additional transmissions of the audio message to the addressee device in response to a selection of the repeat transmission option.

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