BlackBerry Pearl 8120
Voice Dialing on 8120
I "upgraded" from a Motorola V360 that I absolutely *loved* everything about. The only reason I "upgraded" was because tmobile gives a free phone, where the new battery I needed cost $20. (yes, I'm cheap too)
Ok, so back on track... I'm a bluetooth kinda girl. I keep my phone in my purse, and control everything I need to access through my bluetooth. I want hands free to mean HANDS FREE. (ok, minus the one finger to touch the headset) With my v360, that's all I needed once I got it set up. I recorded all the menu tag thinggies, set all the switches and away I went.
With this BLEEPIN Nokia phone, I have voice dialing, but I don't...
"Independent" means that the phone has voice recognition software where you do not need to (and cannot) record your voice to use the feature. That said, I can assure you that the recognition is quite better and more advanced than the Nokia phone. In my experiences as long as you are in a quite place (e.g., your car or in the office) you won't have a problem. It understands some accents and different intonations.
About the ringtones. You can set custom ringtones for your contacts. However, I think if you do that the ringtone will be the same whether the person calls or messages. Which was a little annoying for me.
Thank you so much for the information! I ended up getting the 8120 anyway, before you had the chance to reply. I LOVE IT! You are correct (as far as I know) about not being able to record my voice. But that is totally not a problem! I am quite impressed and totally thrilled with the results of the voice recognition software on the 8120. I think of all the times I have used it already (I got it Thursday) It has only bunged up twice, and i LOVE the fact that you can cancel it, or say "no" if it doesn't get it right. SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE NOKIA!
Ok, so now with the ringtones... I have set up the ringtones for each specific contact that I want when they call. I have also been able to find where you can set the generic ...