IBM and Opera to develop multimodal Web browser

A Web browser that will allow a single mobile device to provide Internet and voice information access is being developed in a...

A Web browser that will allow a single mobile device to provide Internet and voice information access is being developed in a joint venture between IBM and Opera Software.

The two companies said the beta version of the new browser is expected this autumn. The multimodal browser will be based on the XHTML+Voice (X+V) specification, which will allow data and voice access.

Last year, IBM and Opera joined Motorola in developing and submitting the X+V multimodal standard to the World Wide Web Consortium standards body.

Multimodal technology allows the interchangeable use of various types of input and output, such as voice commands, keypads or stylus, in the same interaction.

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