BlueAnt Integrates Vlingo App In Bluetooth Devices
Jan 5, 2011, 10:59 AM by Philip Berne
BlueAnt and Vlingo have partnered to create a smartphone app that will integrate with BlueAnt headsets and speakerphone products. The app will allow users to speak commands to initiate actions such as voice search, voice to text, voice dialing and opening apps. The app will be available for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry devices. Features will vary by platform. Though new smartphones offer many of these features already, it is common to find these features do not work over Bluetooth, so the BlueAnt and Vlingo app bridges this gap somewhat.
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