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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sillymellon, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. sillymellon

    sillymellon New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 24, 2010
    Hello World. Just got my new phone a week ago. The only thing that I don't like is, "Self, why didn't I get this earlier." Amazing !!!!! My first smart phone..

    Anyway, I write because I have found some speech recognition software, but it seems to only come on sometimes for replies to text.

    What apps and internal speech technologies are available to speak new text messages?

    Thanks in advance,


  2. TJ110158

    TJ110158 Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Hello James
    In response to your post. There are a couple of good programs for "Voice2Text". However, they still have yet to put out a good "Text2Speech" program that I know of, and have been looking for.

    1. Google Search - was just updated and works pretty well for some folk, but its a "Voice Command" like program. (Free)
    2. Vlingo - another "Voice Command program" with limited "Text2Speech", meaning it will read your emails and SMS's, but only the first few lines of it, not the whole thing. I paided $9.99 for this program, but when Google updated its program Vlingo started giving the program away for free. I'm guessing to compete. Hope this little bit of info gets you started on the right path to finding what your looking for.
    Good luck
  3. theknightuk

    theknightuk New Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Hi there,

    After lots of research I can now use speech to text for SMS emails on my HTC Desire.

    You need to download Vlingo (free) from a site I eventually found.

    Took some time, but it works really well if you don't want to type messages all the time. The Vlingo keypad replaces the original HTC keyboard and has the mic symbol on the bottom left. Just press and talk, then it types.

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