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It's All Talk

Voice-to-text technology can make text messaging a breeze

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Unless you have especially fleet thumbs, it can be a chore to type a text message on a cell phone. That's why Samsung has come up with a way to reduce your typing time with a couple of new mobiles featuring VoiceMode voice-to-text technology. We tried out the SGH-p207 on the Cingular network to see how well it works. The phone itself is a sleek, lightweight device with a stealthy black-and-chrome design, built-in camera and bright color screen.

Fortunately, the phone comes with a quick-start guide for the VoiceMode technology that offers an easy-to-follow setup routine. It took about five minutes from cracking open the guide until we were dictating a text message. Setup involves "adapting" the phone to your voice by saying a series of 122 words. It goes quickly.

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