Vlingo Launches Its Virtual Assistant in the UKBy Vlingo Corporation, PRNE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Provides Better, Faster, More Accurate Results for Users in the United Kingdom
LONDON, April 7, 2011 - Vlingo Corporation, the maker of the Virtual Assistant that turns your
words into actions, today announced English language localization of Vlingo
for its UK users on all Android phones. By combining voice recognition,
natural language processing and Vlingo's proprietary Intent Engine, the
Vlingo Virtual Assistant understands the user's intent and takes the desired
action. Users simply speak to their phone to send text and email messages,
search the web, get directions on Google maps, update Facebook or Twitter
status, and more. Vlingo helps users to do just about anything while on the
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"The United Kingdom is already the second largest market for Vlingo,"
said Ashley Griffiths, Managing Director, EMEA at Vlingo. "We are excited to
add localized English language for Android to give our UK users more accurate
speech recognition results as well as improved local search. We feel Vlingo
sets a new standard for the Virtual Assistant in the UK."
Through Vlingo's app or a homescreen widget, Android users can:
- send a text or email message: "Text John; lets meet for coffee tomorrow morning" - search the web using Google or Yahoo!: "Premier league fixtures" - call a contact: "ring Jane's mobile" - send and respond to messages, make calls, and get directions without ever taking your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel with Vlingo InCar (tinyurl.com/3nj99w3). - have incoming email and text messages read aloud via SafeReader(TM) (tinyurl.com/4x6fw27) - update Facebook or Twitter status: "Update Facebook; in Covent Garden having lunch!" - check in, connect with friends, or shout out an update on foursquare - speak into any application with the Vlingo Everywhere voice keyboard - launch virtually any application: "open calendar"
Availability, Compatibility and Price
Vlingo is available for Android 2.x and above. U.K. users can download
Vlingo on device from the Android Market for free. Click here
(tinyurl.com/3trmj6o) to see Vlingo in Action.
Vlingo is also available on the Samsung Apps marketplace on Samsung
Follow Vlingo on Facebook at facebook.com/vlingopage, on Twitter
at twitter.com/vlingo and on the Vlingo blog at blog.vlingo.com
for regular news and updates. For carriers and OEMS interested in partnering
with Vlingo go to vlingo.com/partners.
Vlingo is a Virtual Assistant that turns your words into action by
combining voice to text (www.vlingo.com/) technology, natural language
processing, and Vlingo's Intent Engine to understand the user's intent and
take the appropriate action. Simply speak to your phone to connect with the
people, businesses and activities that are important to you. Vlingo is the
safest and easiest way to get things done while on the go. Send text and
email messages, search the web, use Google maps, update Twitter and more.
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.
Erin Keleher, Vlingo, +1-617-283-2285, erin at vlingo.com
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