Upcoming Backstage event to address speech recognition in Windows Phone 7

backstage voice recognition event Microsoft will be running a live video chat on their Windows Phone 7 website where Speech Recognition in Windows Phone 7 will be discussed.

The issue is slightly controversial, as like with many things it is possibly Windows Phone 7 devices will be more limited in this respect that Windows phone 7 devices.

Liane Aihara, Senior Program Manager for Speech, will be answering questions at August 12, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PST (4:00 p.m. CST, 10 p.m. GMT). Particular questions involve the ability to not just launch but control applications such as the media player, and also whether a speech API will be made available to other applications.

Recent rumours have suggested a more rich functionality, but significantly the site that posted this, MobilitySite, later removed references to being able to control the media player.

Keep an eye on the WindowsPhone7.com for more.