Nextup talker use on Windows 7 cell phone

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Nextup talker use on Windows 7 cell phone

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:32 pm

I am trying to find out if anyone knows if the latest nextup talker can be used, and if so how successfully, on a windows 7 cell phone. I have purchased and use NUT on a HP Folio netbook, it's great, but would like something more portable. Possibly even a small < 10" tablet. Any feed back would be most appreciated. I haven't purchased a cell phone yet so any info on models on which it works would be great too.
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Re: Nextup talker use on Windows 7 cell phone

Postby Jim Bretti » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:08 pm

There are some old posts related to this at viewtopic.php?f=9&t=846 and viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3322, don't know if they're useful or not.

It has been a while since I've looked at this, but as far as I know, the best way to work with a cell phone is over a bluetooth connection, with your computer acting like a headset. So when your phone sees your computer as a paired device, the phone needs to see a headset service available. Last I checked, Windows does not include this service in the bluetooth stack built into Windows, but you can replace the stack ... the Broadcom stack does include this headset service. You can download the Broadcom bluetooth stack at http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php. I would recommend reading through system requirements, and make sure you have no compatibility issues before installing it. I tried this myself a few years ago on a Windows XP laptop, and it worked really well.

Another option to consider is to use something like Skype if possible (on the desktop/laptop). When Skype is running, you can display Skype Options, and set the microphone to point at your sound card. (It should be labeled as 'Stereo Mix', or 'Wave Out'). So the Skype audio would be directed at your speakers as usual, but you can speak using NextUp Talker, since Skype is using your sound card as the microphone.

If you try the Bluetooth option I'd be curious to know how it goes.
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Re: Nextup talker use on Windows 7 cell phone

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:35 am

yikes, what i want to do is buy a "new" windows 7 cell phone, as use nextup talker as an app, when I am not near or using a computer. Sorry I was unclear on this. At this time in NZ there is only one model cell that runs windows 7, not sure how things are the in the US. Has anyone put Nextup talker on their cell and used it independently. Sort of like an ipod touch or iphone using one of the apple tts apps on a small device. Thanks.
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Re: Nextup talker use on Windows 7 cell phone

Postby Jim Bretti » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:58 am

Sorry about the confusion, I was thinking you wanted to use Talker on a 10 inch tablet over your cell phone connection.

We currently do not have any mobile versions of Talker, we only have the version that runs on Windows. We've discussed doing mobile versions of Talker, but no definite plans yet.
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