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  1. jamesmckeephx

    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member
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    So i have a couple friends that arent as cool as me cuz they dont have EVOs but they have a really cool feature that i was wondering if the EVO had or if an app could do. So whenever they get a text message the phone reads the message to em. Anyone know if there is a way for the EVO to do this? it would be cool cuz i ride a motorcycle.
    Thanks Guys!
     

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  2. dan330

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    google has a new app .. that does it... forget the name for it.

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    try Vlingo.. it is free right now.
     
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    those dont read the text messages as they come or read em for that fact. Google voice allows you to write messages by speaking but doesnt read em.
     
  4. dan330

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    vlingo should.. i read it someplace.. my phone is down.. waiting for new memory.. or i would try it.

    i think you have to enable it in the settings.
     
  5. jamesmckeephx

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    ok ill try vlingo out. thanks! ill let you know
     
  6. jamesmckeephx

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    Seems to work!! should be cool to have when iam riding my bike. Thanks for the help. wonder if it kills the battery though?
     
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    Handcent SMS can read texts back to you using speech synthesis.
     
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    How?
     
  9. firesquirt

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    I do not use but was looking for knowledge.

    this is from their Web site

    Handcent SMS is a FREE enhanced SMS & MMS application for Android.
    It fully unleashes the power for your Andorid phone on messaging, including:


    Compatible with existed android phones,including HTC Dream,Magic,HERO ,MyTouch 3G,
    Cliq,Droid,Moment,Tattoo,ERIS,Nexus One,Desire,Legend,X10......

    Full Support SMS,MMS including attach picture,movie,audio.....

    Greate customizability,you can define many options on settings window

    Power SMS POP UP Window including SMS Template(Quick Text),Recognize Speech and Speak SMS

    Group Send SMS & MMS, easy people & group select , Sync with your phone contact database

    Beautiful UI ,including different theme and different conversation bubble style (iphone,handcent ,android)...

    Define different ringtone,vibrate,LED,background,signature ,bubble style... for different people

    Support additional font pack ,can display sms message with many beautiful & stylish font

    Include 15+ language supportion and will continue support more language

    Many useful functions including Blacklist ,Search SMS & MMS ,Batch Mode for threads & Messages....

    Support Handcent keyboard (A T9 predict Text keyboard)

     
  10. jamesmckeephx

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  11. dan330

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    from what i have read....
    it is more accurate than the built in process.
    it also can learn your speech and accent issues (over time)!

    the stop button is a good send... i hate the way the built-in.. would stop .. when you take a breath or keep going because of background noise
     
  12. TF1984

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    Handcent Read back SUCKS.

    Vlingo will read back, but the process will destroy your battery life. There's really not a great solution available at the moment.

    There is an app, think it's called Saymyname that will read the name of the sender/caller, that may help as you will at least know if the message would be of interest to you at a particular moment when it arrives.
     
  13. TF1984

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    Handcent Read back SUCKS.

    Vlingo will read back, but the process will destroy your battery life. There's really not a great solution available at the moment.

    There is an app, think it's called Saymyname that will read the name of the sender/caller, that may help as you will at least know if the message would be of interest to you at a particular moment when it arrives.
     
  14. jamesmckeephx

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    thats why i like that vlingo has a widget to just turn it on and off with a press of a button and seems to work really good so far. I did notice it reads the text messages while my music is still playing which is a downer :(
     

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