06931255 is referenced by 98 patents and cites 13 patents.

A mobile terminal includes a receiver for receiving text messages over an RF channel. The mobile terminal also includes a text-to-speech (TTS) converter that converts the transmitted text messages to an audible form. In this way, the present invention takes advantage of the reduced bandwidth required for transmitting text messages to provide an audible message to subscribers that use the mobile terminals. In an exemplary embodiment, the mobile terminal operates in a GSM communication system and receives text messages that are defined under short message service (SMS) protocol. Also, the TTS converter in the mobile terminal can be used to output the text menus of the mobile terminal's interface in speech (voice) format.

Title
Mobile terminal with a text-to-speech converter
Application Number
9/955035
Publication Number
6931255 (B2)
Application Date
September 19, 2001
Publication Date
August 16, 2005
Inventor
Fisseha Mekuria
Lund
SE
Agent
Potomac Patent Group PLLC
Assignee
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson
SE
IPC
H04M 001/26
H04M 001/274
H04Q 007/20
View Original Source