Vlingo (BlackBerry) for Mobile

Vlingo (BlackBerry) for Mobile

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    37,887
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 23, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mobile

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Editors' Review

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This stellar voice-transcription application does more than search the Web or place a call in response to your spoken command. Vlingo lets you get specific, searching Google or Yahoo and updating your Facebook and Twitter status. You can also launch applications, write notes to yourself, and verbally compose a text or e-mail message.

The set-up is a little laborious, and Vlingo does have a learning curve, but the step-by-step instructions help you program a fast access key that works like a record button, and the help file is a good, easily access reminder of what you can say and do. Vlingo's transcription may be on the slower side, especially if your connection is weak, but the application makes up for it by creating a voice recognition profile that improves with use, and by letting you preview text before you send anything to the public. Not to mention, it's got one of the best voice-to-text service we've seen.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Better than Dragon Naturally Speak"

March 18, 2009  |  By kisher07

 |  Version: Vlingo (BlackBerry) 2.0

Pros

Is accurate 80% of the time which is great seeing as I've only used it for 4 days now.

Cons

Could use a training feature to help it learn faster.

Summary

I would pay for this program, not just use it because it was free. It's been fun to use to text back and forth, saved my thumbs a lot of work, and has exceeded my expectations!!

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5 stars

"Awesome. Priduct is versatile and does what is says!"

February 20, 2009  |  By Booster2010

 |  Version: Vlingo (BlackBerry) 2.0

Pros

Easy to Use, Voice recognition is accurate, and access a wide variety of programs. It is free. I have shared it with all my co-workers.

Cons

If the emails are long, or you speak in long sentences, it can be a little slow. Other than that, no real Cons

Summary

Excellent product. I found the installation quick and there was no voice training required. The voice recognition is quite good, and it is quicker to send a text this way than to type. The ability to open additional programs is really nice as well. There is a permission page for location information, but you can opt out. Love this program, Highly recommend it.

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4 stars

"Very Effective Voice Recognition"

January 08, 2009  |  By kosseff

 |  Version: Vlingo (BlackBerry) 2.0

Pros

A truly amazing little program that does what it is supposed to do. I am very impressed with it's accuracy at voice recognition. A great way to compose emails.

Cons

A little slow at times.

Summary

Very cool way of working with your Blackberry. Works nicely with a Storm.

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5 stars

"Excellent Voice Control of Your BB or iPhone!"

January 07, 2009  |  By MrColumbo

 |  Version: Vlingo (BlackBerry) 2.0

Pros

Very accurate voice recognition out-of-the-box which only gets better over time as the software learns your voice.

Cons

Slightly clunky install, but not bad.

Summary

I love using vlingo! When I'm at work, I'm able to text message a lot. But driving down the road, texting is VERY dangerous. Not with vlingo. My wife and I text a lot and I don't have to pull over to do it anymore. Just push the side button, say something like "send message to wife message How's it going?", verify vlingo got it right (more often than not), and hit send. It has revolutionized the way I use my BB!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 is the first version on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Vlingo Corporation
Publisher web site http://www.vlingo.com
Release Date December 23, 2008
Date Added December 23, 2008
Version 2.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Search Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems BlackBerry OS 2.x, BlackBerry OS 4.x, BlackBerry OS 3.x, Mobile, BlackBerry
Additional Requirements RIM OS 2.0+; Supports UK users (beta) and US users on Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.
Download Information
File Size 14.95KB
File Name blackberry.jsp
Popularity
Total Downloads 37,887
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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