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*UPDATE- Vlingo 4.5 links are now live in BlackBerry App World*
Vlingo has a new addition to their already awesome services arriving later today. Vlingo 4.5 add the new, free Safe reader funtion that helps prevent the whole driving while texting scenario. It's getting to be a standard law these days that no wireless device functions be used while driving.
"Although Vlingo does not condone the use of a mobile device while driving, we believe SafeReader provides a safe, hands-free option for receiving must-have messages while on the go," said Dave Grannan, chief executive officer of Vlingo. "Before getting on the road, simply press a button, speak to the device 'Start SafeReader', and all incoming messages will be delivered audibly, without fail. 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."
Vlingo 4.5 with Safereader will be released through BlackBerry App World and via the Vlingo website later today. Having checked out quite a few apps that offer similar services recently, I'm excited to see what Vlingo has in store for this area of apps. Once the application goes live, we'll update the post for you all. Full press released is after that jump if ya want give it a read through.