CTIA: Vlingo Debuts InCar Android App for Sprint Users

Vlingo InCarVlingo on Thursday announced the launch of a free Android app that lets users send and respond to messages, make calls, and get directions all hands free. The app is called Vlingo InCar and works for Android 2.1 devices on Sprint, including the HTC Evo 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G. The app is available for download from the Android Market right now.

The slick-looking app’s home screen has give main icons—Call, Text, Navigate, SafeReader, and Tap & Speak. After turning on the app, the user can say a “wake up word” and then give it voice prompts to activate calling, texting, navigation, or reading of texts. The Tap & Speak icon is there if the user prefers not to use all voice prompts.

Also included in the app is Vlingo Answers, which lets users ask questions of any kind and Vlingo looks for answers on the Internet. The app also does things the Android OS or other apps already do, including sending texts and e-mails, searching Google, updating Facebook or Twitter, and allowing check-ins on Foursquare.

We’d love to see an app like this available for more than just Sprint, as anything that encourages more people to not text and drive is good for all of us. A rep from Vlingo says more carrier availability should be coming down the pipeline later this year.

Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options