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Vlingo 4.0 Plus Featuring “Vlingo Everywhere” Extends Mobile Voice Features to Virtually Every Application on BlackBerry Smartphones

Users have now used Vlingo over 100,000,000 times

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (December 10, 2009) /PRNewswire/ — Vlingo Corporation, maker of the world’s most popular mobile voice application, today debuted Vlingo 4.0 Plus, featuring “Vlingo Everywhere.” Extending Vlingo’s mobile voice features, users can now speak text into any field where their BlackBerry® smartphone already allows them to type.

Users have now used Vlingo over 100,000,000 times to quickly and easily get things done on their phone. Vlingo has empowered BlackBerry users to use their voices to instantly send a text or email message, call a friend, search the Web, update their Facebook or Twitter status, create a note to self and more by speaking to their BlackBerry smartphones. Vlingo 4.0 Plus will add to this rich feature set the ability to add text to virtually every downloaded and native BlackBerry smartphone application, and even websites, by simply speaking.

“The versatility and safety that Vlingo has added to smartphones by allowing users to speak to their devices is what has made it one of the top-selling application downloads for BlackBerry users,” said Dave Grannan, president and CEO of Vlingo. “Now users will be able to apply those same dynamics to virtually every facet of their BlackBerry smartphone experience.”

Vlingo enables users to launch applications by voice and speak their commands and text entry. It also reads spoken text back to ensure accuracy. A new feature in Vlingo 4.0 Plus, Vlingo Everywhere, makes common tasks on the BlackBerry smartphone easier by interacting with the following:

  • Instant Messengers: BlackBerry® Messenger, AIM®, Yahoo!® IM, Windows Live™ Messenger
  • Calendar Entries and Editing
  • Websites (fill any text box)
  • Any Messaging or Email Screen
  • Address Books (allowing users to speak new contacts)
  • Most other downloaded applications, including Facebook® for BlackBerry® Smartphones, BlackBerry App World™ and more

Pricing and Compatibility

For a limited time only Vlingo 4.0 Plus is available for a onetime fee of $14.99 (normally $19.99) and Vlingo 3.0 Plus users can upgrade for $9.99.

Vlingo is available for the BlackBerry® Storm™ series smartphones, as well as the BlackBerry® Bold™, BlackBerry® Pearl™, BlackBerry® Curve™ and BlackBerry® 8800 series smartphones. U.S., Canadian and U.K. users can go to http://www.vlingo.com to download directly from your PC or device to download Vlingo.

Follow Vlingo on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vlingo and on the Vlingo blog at http://blog.vlingo.com for regular news and updates.

About Vlingo

With Vlingo, users can instantly send a text or email message, call a friend, search the web, update their Facebook or Twitter status, use instant messaging, add contacts and calendar entries and more by just speaking into their phone. As the inventor of the mobile phone “voice user interface,” Vlingo is the only technology that allows people to use virtually any application on the phone simply by pressing a button and speaking to the phone. Founded in 2006, Vlingo is backed by Charles River Ventures, Sigma Partners, Yahoo! and AT&T and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, go to www.vlingo.com.

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Press Contact:

Erin Keleher
Vlingo
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