Re: Blindshell phone questions


The Blindshell classic is based on Android and uses the Google
Assistant so one can use one's voice for voice commands, dictation, as
well as to launch apps.

Stay safe,


On 12/5/20, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
We'll see what people say. I doubt it because I suspect that it uses a
digital assistant like the Google Assistant. At least on my phone, the
Google Assistant can't do so. We'll see if that is a general limitation, as

I suspect, or not.

My old phone had a completely internal speech command system and it could do

it. it was a Nuance system and could do things the Google Assistant can't
do on my phone such as tell me the battery level and the signal strength and

I believe it could dial by number as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

Does the BlindShell have the ability to dial phone numbers by digit using
voice commands?


On 12/5/2020 5:11 PM, Laz wrote:
Monte, You left out the ability to dictate email messages. Laz On 12/5/20,
Monte Single mailto:mrsingle@... wrote: Hi List, The Blind Shell
Classic is an interesting animal. It has a combination of features that I
like; First, it has keys you can feel. Smart phone don't, there may be an
exception. Second, you can dictate text messages to the Blind Shell Classic.

So-called "feature" phones do have buttons, but you cannot dictate text
messages. So, personally, I am living with a second-hand I phone 7 to which

I can dictate text messages, but it has no buttons. When it comes to
entering info, passwords, codes, card numbers, etc, on a smart phone, I'm a

clutz. I would buy a Blind Shell Classic, but right now, it's just a bit
pricey given the difference between the value of the Canadian and US
dollars. Personally I don't care that the Blind Shell Classic does not have

a browser. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Cheers, and live safely,

Monte -----Original Message----- From: On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold Sent: December 5,

2020 3:39 PM To: Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell

phone questions Oh yes, I did hear that the Shell does not have a
browser. -----Original Message----- From:
[] On Behalf Of Monte Single Sent: Saturday,
December 5, 2020 12:34 PM To: Subject: Re:
[TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions Hi Olusegun, I think that user
installed apps is not a feature of the blind shell classic; the blind shell

classic does not have a browser. -----Original Message----- From: On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. Sent: December 5, 2020 11:23 AM To: Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions
Terrilynne, pardon me for being behind the curtains! I'm thinking you have a

smart toy of some kind like many of us in this space. For the Breaking News

you're receiving from your local radio station, did you have to install an
app on your smart toy? If YES in the affirmative, you'll need to know
whether or not you can install your own preferred apps on the Blindshell toy

because if you can't, you'd need to weigh your options carefully with
regards to adopting it into your smart toy family. For me, to receive news
from the New York Times as an example, I must install its app on any of my
toys dedicated for such business. A Push Notification, if enabled on a smart

toy, simply alerts you when there's something cooking with respect to an app

that supports it. Example, I have the Robinhood app installed on my toys;
I'm monitoring a few stocks; so, each day as the market closes, the app
pushes to me a notification that lets me know how well the stocks I'm
monitoring did for that particular day. Some E-mail apps support Push
Notification and will work the same way. Sincerely, Olusegun Denver,

Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
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