I'm missing my slide


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  1. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I miss my slide already. I LOVE the Vibrant, it has an awesome screen! But is that enough?? I miss that freaking genius button so bad. I could say "Find coffee" and it would locate every coffee store near me on my Google maps. I just bought Vlingo for TEN BUCKS. And it is nowhere near as good as the genius button. It misunderstands what I say more often than not.
     

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    2FR35H Well-Known Member

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    Umm Genius button is just google voice search...
     
  3. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No it's not. The genius button would text people for me. I'd say "Text Ben I'll be late" and it did it. I have voice search on my phone and all it does is look up stuff on the internet. Am I missing something?
     
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    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    hey if he misses it he misses it. but im sure in the long run you will be happy you got the vibrant. the pluses far out weight a genius button
     
  5. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks. I needed some reassurance (btw, she not he LOL). I learned something actually. I didn't know the google voice would call people!!! I tried it and it worked! Very cool. It worked better than Vlingo actually.

    I still like how the genius button worked like the around me app for iphone. I could say "find coffee" and it would pull up my google maps and find every coffee shop near me. Vlingo makes me specify my city (doesn't use my GPS or current location) and I don't always know my city when I am driving out of town. I also don't always know what coffee shops are around so I can't give an exact name. And the texting function on mytouch slide was phenomenal -not so much on vlingo. Perhaps someone can give me app suggestions?
     
  6. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I should mention that Vlingo claims it learns. So maybe it will get more accurate with time. And maybe they will update it so it integrates GPS.
     
  7. iPenguin

    iPenguin Well-Known Member

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    Well you know if you ever needed to get that thing off your hands, I'm in the market for a free Vibrant... :rolleyes:

    I'm just messin' with you... Maybe? :p
     
  8. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whoa! I just learned how to use the "find" function on google voice!!! I didn't realize it did that. I just didn't phrase it properly when I used it before. I think I was using the "search" instead. I said "Find coffee shops" and it worked. Just like the genius button. I am learning so much! I guess the only function I need is the texting function. I could get that with handcent or something else I think. Thanks for enlightening me!!
     
  9. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    LOL! I love the Vibrant! I fell in love with it the first time I saw it! I have just been missing the genius button because I don't fiddle with my phone when I am driving. I am learning more about google voice though and I am really impressed! My Vibrant manual said nothing about it!
     
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    spiz Well-Known Member

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    Glad you got it working! I was going to give you a little tutorial on this, but you figured it out!
     
  11. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks! I am new to smartphones. Only had the slide 2 weeks and never had anything at all before. Android is all new to me. I wish the manual that came with the phone was better. It's too simplistic. Is there a better one online or anything?
     
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    Hehe, most likely, or you can find some user-compiled database of known commands somewhere, search with...Google. :p
     
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    Download Handcent from Market for better texting.
     
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    jree Well-Known Member

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    I know that its a couple more steps but when you have the message of the person that you want to text up and with the android keyboard, there is a little mic on the bottom left of the keybord that lets you speech-to-text. It actually works pretty good. Tried it a couple of times and was really amazed with how well it picked up on my dyslexia
     
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    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks!
     
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    jree Well-Known Member

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    I just spoke this message on my phone
     
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    I just returned my slide to get a vibrant. Not missing it yet, and I couldn't get the genius button to work for me ONCE in the 2 weeks I had it!
     
  18. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Since I figured out the google voice thing, I have not missed my slide at all!!! And I am in total love with this thing.
     
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    Here's the big manual.
     
  20. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The link didn't work :(
     
  21. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member

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    Voice texting? It does that too. Change keyboard from Swype to Android and it will type what you say. First touch the microphone icon first though.
     
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    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That only works when you already have the contact pulled up. The genius button you day text ben hi and it pulls up ben and texts hi to him.
     
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    Oh nice I will also try that.
     
  24. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member

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    And that is a good feature. Would of been nice for the Vibrant to do that.

    I liked the slide as a phone but i didnt want a keyboard when it already had a virtual keyboard with voice to text. No need for it and it made the phone thick.
     
  25. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yup. My feelings exactly. Too thick and heavy.
     

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