Vlingo allows you to do just about everything with your BlackBerry using only your voice – quite obviously making it significantly safer to operate your phone while you’re behind the wheel of a car. The latest version 4.5 completes the picture with SafeReader, a text-to-speech function that reads incoming text messages and email to you.
SafeReader was developed after Vlingo research revealed that a shocking 25% of consumers admitted to driving while texting. Dave Grannan, CEO of Vlingo had this to say about SafeReader:
We believe that any distracted driving is dangerous, but with SafeReader we can ensure that getting incoming texts and emails when driving is no more distracting than listening to the radio. By providing our BlackBerry smartphone users with SafeReader we hope to keep the roads a little safer.