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October 10, 2006

Sharp Reveals New Translator


A new translation device, which translates English to Japanese and vice-versa, will be released commercially by Sharp towards the end of the calendar year.

The machine is portable: it is reportedly as small as a personal digital assistant. A user simply speaks into the translator in either English or Japanese. A transcription of what they said registers on the LCD (liquid crystal display) and then the speech is translated on the screen. If Japanese is translated, the user can have the device pronounce the resulting English using text-to-speech.

The machine only works for English and Japanese. Pricing has not been decided, and the device is reportedly to be sold only in Japan.

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