29 thoughts on “Vlingo Gives Mobile Phones A New Voice”

  1. The problem is the lack of context coming from the device itself. So the solution is to provide a way that requires virtually no data entry on behalf of the customer. Just because I can talk to the phone doesn’t solve the problem – the web server still has to resolve the request and invariably it requires more context to do that on a mobile device. Any app can support voice – the trick is to support voice and other real time contexts such as location, device information and personal information in a way that integrates into the browser so it’s available for the web server to understand.

    Voice is just one part of the equation. More is required for a complete solution.


  2. here’s the problem with voice recognition to replace text input in phone applications: i like to work silently. the primary reason for me to use sms to communicate is when i don’t actually want to be speaking. and i want to do email/sms/surf, etc. without making a sound. like when i’m on the bus, waiting for my son’s aikido class to finish, or while sitting on the can…

    T9 is actually quite good, the problem is most phones don’t let you flip flop between T9 and something like symbol/alphanumeric(multi-tap) input easily; a smart solution there would make T9 much more useful. it could use tolerance for spelling errors on longer words as well.

  3. Dont see this catching on with the mass consumer or enterprise market. Many have tried before… and still trying now.

  4. Sounds very exciting and could be the future for data input on mobile phone devices but I’m a little concerned on how it would handle regional dialects in the UK or any other country for that matter. I struggle to understand people that come from the North East of England for example so how will a software / hardware solution manage? I watch this space with interest.

  5. I think voice recognition is ok but to a point but i prefere to type what i want to find as insurance to find what i want, as background noise can effect the outcome, ithink, and people may feel silly saying what they want to a phone

  6. It is not a solution…it is a companion. Any reduction in use of the keypad/touchscreen allows for less wear and tear on the components and especially for some phones makes texting a viable option, when otherwise tedious. I’m interested to see if it works on PDAs and other devices.

  7. Does anyone know if this company is still around, if the software works to render notes, if it is available for the N95, and if not, if there is any other software out there that will do voice to text notes for N95?

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