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Zune player & voice control confirmed

In addition to the basic functions of TellMe for Windows Phone 7, including make a call, do a search and launch a program, evidently you can also command the device to play music, much like our current phones.

MobilitySite published a list of the commands themselves, which should be familiar enough to any long time VoiceCommand user. The Zune command is in the following format:

“Play ” where the category will be artist, album, song, etc and the item will be an item of the category you listed. i.e. “Play Artist U2”.

So that's some good news even though many of you have expected that feature to be there anyways.  In addition, since TellMe is primarily a cloud-based system, we expect the TellMe function to grow and expand with future updates to the OS, enabling a host of other features. On launch, we'll settle for the basics we suppose.

Now f I could only muster the confidence to blurt out "Play Lady Gaga Poker Face" in public, I'll be all set. 

[via WMPU]

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Zune player & voice control confirmed

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It would be interesting to see how this differs from Microsoft Auto. I'm not sure how I feel about this running as a web service. Will this count against your data plan?

>Will this count against your data plan?

Yup, though the amount of data used is quite small. However, it's not clear if *all* functions will use the cloud, for instance I could see the Zune player being local. It's something we'll pay attention to as more info comes out.