Vlingo InCar for Android debuts, offering hands free messaging solution while driving

Vlingo InCar for Android debuts, offering hands free messaging solution while driving
Vlingo has announced "Vlingo InCar," a new beta feature for Android users that allows consumers to receive and send text messages without taking their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road. Vlingo InCar offers users:

+ Voice-driven, hands free initiation - Vlingo enters listening mode upon
+ Bluetooth connectivity
+ Voice driven, hands free initiation using a "wake up word"
+ Conversational user guidance instead of a touch screen
+ Ability to send and respond to messages, make calls and get directions using only voice commands

This latest release of Vlingo also includes a new feature called "Vlingo Answers" that enables users to speak into their device to ask a question, in any form, and have the answer read to them, out loud, immediately.

In addition to InCar, Vlingo can power most tasks on Android devices. Users can simply press the "Vlingo widget" to:
+ Send text and email messages
+ Search the web using Google or Yahoo!
+ Update Facebook and Twitter status
+ Open built-in and 3rd party applications
+ Speak into any application with the Vlingo Everywhere voice keyboard
+ SafeReader - hear incoming text & email messages while you drive
+ SuperDialer - one-click calling to an infinite address book, and reviews, maps and directions for any business.
+ Foursquare - check in, connect with friends, or shout out an update on foursquare.

Vlingo is available free of charge for Android 2.1, and above. Note Vlingo InCar beta is exclusively available on the Sprint Now Network and is optimized for the HTC Evo and other Android 2.2 devices. To see when Vlingo InCar will be available for your U.S. carrier wireless carrier, click. U.S. users can download Vlingo on device from the Android Market for free.

To bring this latest version of Vlingo to the market, Vlingo is pleased to expand its partnerships to leverage technology and services from Foursquare, CityGrid Media, XAD, IVONA Text-to-Speech (TTS), and Sensory Inc's Truly Hands-Free Trigger.

Vlingo plans to roll out this functionality to other Vlingo supported platforms in a future release.
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