Although LG may be feeling some blues over the response to Windows Phone 7, one area they nailed was their awesome Voice to Text app.
We're sure Microsoft and their Tell-Me system will add this feature to all Windows Phone in the future, but for now, LG has it all to their own. That's because they're using Nuance Dragon Diction to do the actual speech translation and it works quite well.
Supporting Twitter, SMS, email and memos, the LG-only app is a shining jewel for their Quantum (see review) and Optimus 7 phones and something to consider when buying your device.
Bonus Tip: saying "period", "exclamation point" or "question mark" will do punctuation for you. So cool.
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My father has this phone and this app is incredible. I was so sad to see that my Samsung Focus didn't have it. Another thing is that LG has fantastic custom apps like the DLNA streamer and LG just made like 10 apps free for LG users.Samsung's support, while I believe the focus to be the better phone, has been pretty poor.
I can't disagree about Samsung's support. They have some nice do have some nice software offerings, however.I bought 2 Focuses at the end of December. Went immediately to the Samsung website to register...the site would accept 1 IMEI, but not the other. Called Samsung, was told they needed to update, try next day. Next day, repeat, but told to try in 2-5 days. After 5 days, try again, still no worky.I'm nearly 3 weeks into this thing, and they still don't have their website working properly.
slightly off topic, but while I know everyone thinks the Quantum is the worst of the three because of the smaller screen (though I don't have to take half the screen up to type...), but I absolutely love my Quantum, and wouldn't trade it for any other Windows Phone out there. The free apps, the lg specific apps, the large memory w/o Samsung-memory-card-gate, the longer-lasting battery, and yes the awesome keyboard (which I'll take over a gimmick amplifier) - the Quantum is WAY underrated.
Agree 100% which why I bought one, so we'll see more Quantum coverage here (in addition to Focus, HD7) at WPC.
That's great news!!!!!P.S. - The Swamp Thing character on the Quantum commercials is pretty cool too.
For me, the Quantum seemed chunky, thick, and heavy. After using a phone with a keyboard for the past 3 years, I found I hated the Quantum's keyboard. Luckily in Canada the LG Optimus 7 was also available, so I grabbed that instead.
I've been using this app for a while now. It's really useful while driving. The only downside is you need to manually pick the contact you're trying to text/email.
I probably never would trade my Focus ever, but I've got to admit I'm pretty jealous of other manufacturer's apps, specifically LG. They're doing a superb job supporting the phone.Does Dell offer ANY exclusive apps? I've never heard of any from them.
not that I know of...
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