3 Hong Kong has exclusively introduced NTT DOCOMO's popular Japanese Translator app in Hong Kong, the mobile service provider announced recently.
3 Hong Kong is the mobile telecommunications division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited.
According to the service provider, 'this amazing travel aid enables users to communicate with ease in Japanese, even if they do not know the language.
The app accesses a huge cloud-based vocabulary and sentence database covering every aspect of travelling to Japan. It is capable of translating spoken English, Mandarin and Korean into written and spoken Japanese, and vice versa, swiftly on a mobile handset, said the service provider in a statement.
The user can simply speak into his or her smartphone and the app will automatically translate what the user says into Japanese, while displaying a voice-to-text translation on screen and dictating the message audibly. The app also comes with text-to-voice translation functionality, allowing users to make edits by tapping a dialogue box in order to improve the accuracy of a sentence.
From today until 30 September 2014, 3 Hong Kong customers can download a trial version of the app for free by simply dialling *87*18 on their smartphones. They can download from Google Play after receiving a link in an SMS.
The Japanese Translator app is quite popular as it has already clocked up more than 5.3 million downloads since launch in November 2012 in Japan.
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