Includes Simpler, More Intuitive User Interface

Cambridge, Mass. (July 7, 2011)Vlingo Corporation, the maker of the Virtual Assistant that turns your words into actions, today announced expanded language support to include Chinese, Japanese (beta) and Korean (beta) on all Android phones. Simply speak to Vlingo in your native language and it will help you do more with your smartphone, faster and easier than before.

Today’s launch includes a brand new, simpler user interface making it easier for Vlingo users to discover the features that are most useful to them. Complete with a refreshed graphic design, simplified landing screens and guided user instructions, Vlingo users will have an even easier way to manage their everyday tasks on their smartphones.

“We are excited to bring Vlingo’s Virtual Assistant to new languages and to build on our amazing customer base of over 8 million users worldwide, “said Chris Barnett, EVP Markets Vlingo.“ The addition of language localization for Chinese, Japanese and Korean is evidence of our commitment to expand language coverage in Asia of Vlingo’s Virtual Assistant.”

To learn more about Vlingo’s Virtual Assistant, visit www.vlingo.com/android. Below are a few examples of what you can do using Vlingo’s app:
send messages:

  • “Text Dave; lets meet for lunch today”
  • find places “best restaurants in Tokyo”
  • call someone: “call Dave mobile”
  • update Facebook or Twitter: “Update Facebook; loving the sunshine today!”
  • get answers: “What is the tallest building in the world?”

Availability, Compatibility and Price
Vlingo is available for Android 2.x and above. In addition to Chinese, Japanese (beta) and Korean (beta) Vlingo is localized for English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Users worldwide can download Vlingo for free on the Android Market. Users in China should download Vlingo directly from the Hiapk app market. Click here to see Vlingo in Action.

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 voice to text 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.