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RIM Announces Free Voice Command App for Service Outage: Vlingo

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RIM has released another free premium app in the wake of the big October BlackBerry service outage. Vlingo is a high-end voice command app that normally retails for $19.99.

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Vlingo Virtual Assistant App Adds Support for European Languages

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Vlingo has updated their BlackBerry app with support for French, German, Italian and Spanish language support. One thing you’ll never find with Vlingo, is support for a Scottish accent. No technology is that advanced. With Vlingo, you can do the following actions by voice:
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BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge Winners Announced

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The BlackBerry Partners Fund has announced the winners in this year’s BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge and they are:

North American Winner: Poynt
Latin America Winner: Vlingo Plus – Voice App
Europe / Middle East / Africa Winner: UbiNav EU
Asia Pacific Winner: Love Indonesia

Around 400 apps were evaluated for the challenge and the above apps were selected based on quality, user experience and how effectively they incorporated “Super App” characteristics. Winners each receive a Regional Winner prize package valued at more than $85,000, including an Elite membership in the BlackBerry Alliance Program, an App Promo package, BlackBerrys, prominent placement on BlackBerry App World for three weeks, and more. Hit the jump for the full press release.
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Vlingo Version 4.5 With SafeReader for Audio Email and SMS

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Vlingo have announced their version 4.5 offers a cool new hands-free feature called SafeReader, that allows the user to listen to incoming text and email messages. Vlingo found that a quarter of those surveyed admit to having read an email or text while driving. Considering, 66% of the survey respondents believe the practice presents one of the biggest distractions drivers face on the road, many aren’t taking their own advice. Hopefully this feature will help keep the roads a little safer, assuming listening to an email is safer than reading while driving.

Check out Vlingo 4.5 with SafeReader in App World.

We Might Have Different Smartphones But Our Apps Are The Same

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According to Mplayit, the latest “social app store”, regardless of smartphone, we’re all using the same apps. Mplayit tracked 42,000 visitors and their app preferences and it turns out that regardless of platform, the same apps tended to be most popular. Apps like Evernote, Shazam, Pandora, Yelp, Nimbuzz and Facebook all appeared at the top of the charts.
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BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of December 25th

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Hopefully you had a great New Year’s and you’re enjoying a long holiday. There were some cool apps launched this week as well as some good editorials. If you’ve been taking a break from the blogs, here is a recap post to get you up to speed.
Click through for a breakdown of the past week