Vista Speech reco requires 1024 x 768?

Criag Pringle, a Tablet PC MVP, is a blogging a very disturbing issue with Vista – Training the Speech recognition requres at least 1024 x 768.

I had to do a double take on his article this morning, but he is right. When you launch the speech reco wizard with  anything smaller than 1024 x 768, you will get this error.



The speech reco team built the interface with a screen that cannot be resized or minimized, and uses a lot of white space in the screens. And it displays the above error when you try to run it with an LS800 running 800 x 600, or any other device with smaller resolution than 1024 x 768.


What is the Microsot Speech Reco team thinking? They just totally locked out a market that Microsoft is desperately trying to build and is one highly tailored to using speech recognition: the ultra mobile pc market.


Colin, who posts at the Random Elements blog, submitted a similar bug involving the the Windows Easy Transfer application – it requires at least a 800 x 600 resolution. 

I guess the Speech Reco team didn’t attend the Mobile Partners conference where Microsoft taught on building applications that are mobile friendly: screen real estate issues, etc.

UPDATE: I was not clear in this post and should have pointed out that it is the speech reco tutorial that requires 1024 x 768 and the not the training engine itself. I apologize for not being clear