Wield your BlackBerry with your voice--video

Sure, you can already dial contacts on the BlackBerry with a voice prompt, but the new Vlingo 3.0 can do more. Get a video tour in this First Look.

Sure, you can already dial contacts on the BlackBerry with a voice prompt, but can you also search the Web, compose a text message, or update your Facebook status? For that you'll need an app like Vlingo. Version Vlingo 3.0 for BlackBerry does all that and more, plus it has a new feature to read your activity back to you. There are a few drawbacks, however, and we take a look at the two new premium services Vlingo has wrapped in an $18 one-time fee.

If you like what you see, Vlingo has a similar app for iPhone, and has just released an open beta for Nokia owners.

Related: Vlingo 3.0 introduces premium voice features

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

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