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Vlingo for BlackBerry Tour Makes Typing Obsolete.

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I have to admit I haven’t been impressed with voice recognition in the past so I was a bit sceptical when I saw that Vlingo (www.vlingo.com) was now available for the BlackBerry Tour.

For those that don’t know, Vlingo is an application that claims to let you text, email, call a friend, search the web, etc. on your BlackBerry by just using the power of your voice.  Never one to shy away from pain, I decided to give it a go.

First off the installation couldn’t have been easier unless someone from Vlingo came by and installed it for me.  All I did was text the word “Vlingo” to 95495 and about 10 seconds later I had a reply with a link to download the app.

Installation is also one of the best I have seen as it walks you through the entire process from within the app.  The only small nuisance that I should mention is the constant deluge of requests by the phone to allow Vlingo to have access.  (this happened not less than 8 times).

After you are finished setting up the application using it was a breeze, just press the side convenience key and speak.  Of course there are certain commands (ie, Call, Reply, Send, Search, etc.) that you must use, but they are very intuitive and easy to remember.  Take a look at the Vlingo shortcut page:  http://www.vlingo.com/vbb-using_tasks.jsp to see the full range of capabilities.

I found the system to be very accurate and easy to use.  I personally would consider this one of the “Must-have” applications for the BlackBerry this year.

Here is a link to the official Vlingo demo video:  Vlingo Demo for BlackBerry

The free version, among other things, allows you to dial your phone, search the web, and send emails and text messages to other Vlingo users.  The full version is available for a one-time fee of $17.99.  This allows you to send email and text to all of your contacts and not just other Vlingo users and in my humble opinion, for the functionality this application provides it’s well worth it.

Ok so quit reading and go get the app for your phone now! (text “Vlingo” to 95495)

Be sure to post your comments below on your own experiences with Vlingo.

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Daniel Black is the President and CEO of MobiMadness, Inc. Over the last 4 decades Dan has been an IT Director, Project Manager, Firefighter, EMT, and Army Staff Sergeant (retired).

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