Vlingo 2.0 Beta now open to everyone!

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Vligo 2.0 for BlackBerry

A week ago we told you that Vlingo was running a closed beta for its Vlingo 2.0 voice-powered application. I’ve been told by our friends at Vlingo that the 2.0 beta is now open to all residents of the UK, US and Canada!

Because Vlingo is an application that learns and improves based upon user feedback, it’s really important that the BlackBerry Nation helps Vlingo out to make their application as useful as possible. This is especially true for UK BlackBerry users!

In addition to participating in the Vlingo 2.0 beta, you can also fill out a quick 10-15 minute survey. Doesn’t sound like your thing? What if I told you that everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing to win an 8GB iPod touch or one of 3 $50 Amazon.com gift certificates! I thought that might peak your interest!

You can find everything you need to know about the Vlingo 2.0 open beta and survey after the jump. BlackBerry Nation, Assemble!

Vlingo 2.0 Open Beta for UK, US and Canada

The vlingo 2.0 open beta has been expanded to everyone who’s interested! Vlingo is currently looking for active BlackBerry users to test the latest features of our voice-powered application, including social networking, Web search, messaging and more.

    To participate, you need to meet the following criteria:
    Have a Pearl, Curve or 88xx
    Are interested in using voice to interact with your BlackBerry
    Live in the UK, US or Canada
    All beta testers will be asked to include an e-mail address so that vlingo can contact you for future studies. We will never sell or provide your contact information to any other company.

UK Users
The UK beta program begins on Thursday, October 16 and will run for approximately 1 month. Please help us to improve the UK English version of Vlingo by downloading and testing the application! Vlingo learns over time. The more UK users we have, the better speech recognition will be for UK English speakers.

US and Canada Users
The US and Canadian beta program begins on Thursday, October 16 and runs for one week.

How to Download
If you are interested in participating, download the beta (http://www.vlingo.com/vlingo/go?r=36) directly from your BlackBerry smartphone.

Note: If you took part in the vlingo 2.0 closed beta, you do not need to re-download the beta link. You will get an upgrade notice within the application.

Vlingo Survey

While users can use the Send Feedback feature in Vlingo 2.0, we are also conducting a survey of current users to better understand what is working well about the software and how we should evolve the software in future versions. If you live in the US or Canada and have been using vlingo for at least 2 weeks, please help us learn how to improve it!

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing to win an 8GB iPod touch or one of 3 $50 Amazon.com gift certificates.

The survey will take about 15-20 minutes, and is located here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=YCTo8vKp8NfK5EkgjZGHQA_3d_3d

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