It seems iPhone wants to imbibe all the sensory faculties possible. After the touch feedback, sound/speech recognition is next on cards. AT&T is delivering Speech Mashups that would bring voice-recognition to Apple’s precious baby. But this web-based platform would not be exclusive and would be available for other web-enabled devices as well. Speech Mashups would work by sending speech to a remote server, which would then translate sound into instructions for your handset. Such a mechanism and feature could be quite useful for several modern devices in which inputting voluminous stuff is getting complicated all the time; even with touch-screen! There is a catch though and Speech Mashups does not work with native applications on iPhone. In simple words, no chance for voice dialing! There’s a possibility of voice activated controls though. The reason could be the fact that the solution is not aiming exclusively at iPhone and also perhaps because the software is in early stages of its development. A video on AT&T’s page shows user doing pretty detailed stuff like entering text just by speaking (commoners like me would still like the simple voice dialing first.). The question to ask is what kind of web speed are we exactly looking at for using such a service?