For a while the new service is limited to those who speak Japanese, English, Mandarin, and Korean.
Feeling confused should talk on the phone with languages that do not you understand? Do not worry. Japanese telecommunications company, NTT DoCoMo launched soon “translation services” that lets you talk on the phone with them a foreign language.
This translation will appear in the form of text on the screen, and only delayed a few seconds of the sound you hear. For a while, this new service serving telephone conversation between the Japanese with interlocutors who speak English, Mandarin and Korean. However, in the near future, DoCoMo will develop services for the interlocutors who speak French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.
“We hope that this service will make customers more freedom to talk to anyone,” DoCoMo spokesman was quoted as saying by the AP, today.
“Hanashite Honyaku” as the service is called, will be extra applications on smart phone products and computer tablets with Android operating system. Nevertheless, DoCoMo spokesman warned that this service can not deliver accurate translations, and may be difficult to define a number of dialogue.