Vlingo for BlackBerry Smartphones Expands to Europe

Adds Language Support for Spanish, German, French and Italian

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 20, 2011 /CNW/ -- Vlingo Corporation, the maker of the Vlingo Virtual Assistant that turns your words into actions, today announced it has met the demand of its users by adding French, German, Italian and Spanish language support for its Vlingo application for BlackBerry® smartphones. Users will now be able to speak to Vlingo in their native language on their BlackBerry smartphones.

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"Vlingo combines speech recognition, natural language processing, and Vlingo's Intent Engine to understand the user's intent and take the appropriate action," said Ashley Griffiths, Managing Director, EMEA at Vlingo. "We are excited to bring additional language support to European users, giving them the ability to quickly and safely connect to the people, businesses and information that are important to them."

Using Vlingo users can simply speak to their BlackBerry smartphone to....

    --  send a text or email message: "Text Sarah; running a few minutes late"
    --  search the web using Google or Yahoo!: "Champions league schedule"
    --  call a contact: "call Steve's mobile"
    --  update their Facebook or Twitter status: "Update Twitter; Great skiing
        today up north!"
    --  dictate text into any text box with Vlingo Everywhere including:
        BBM(TM), AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live
    --  launch virtually any application: "open calendar"
    --  have incoming email and text messages read aloud via SafeReader(TM)
    --  (NEW) have calendar reminders read aloud via SafeReader(TM)

    Availability, Compatibility and Price

Users worldwide can download Vlingo to their BlackBerry smartphone for a one-time fee on BlackBerry App World(TM) (www.blackberry.com/appworld) or directly from Vlingo (www.vlingo.com).

Follow Vlingo on Facebook at http://facebook.com/vlingopage, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vlingo and on the Vlingo blog at http://blog.vlingo.com for regular news and updates. For carriers and OEMS interested in partnering with Vlingo go to http://vlingo.com/partners.

About Vlingo

Vlingo is a Virtual Assistant that turns your words into action by combining speech recognition, 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.


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		For further information: Erin Keleher, Vlingo, +1-617-283-2285, erin@vlingo.com Web Site: http://www.vlingo.com