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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 5. Using Your Voice to Do More

In This Chapter

  • Calling a contact with Voice Dialing

  • Calling a number with Voice Dialing

  • Checking your battery power and coverage level

  • Recording, playing, and sending voice notes

Have you ever wanted to call somebody while you were driving, but didn't want to take your eyes off the road to look them up in your contact list and dial them? Or maybe you weren't driving but wished there were a faster way to dial than opening Contacts and searching? Tired of clicking through several screens or holding down several keys at once to check your battery level, signal strength, or other device status items? Ever wanted to add the personal touch of your voice to an e-mail message, or record a voice note to yourself so you don't forget something? If so, you're in luck! BlackBerry Voice Dialing lets you place calls with the push of a button and the sound of your voice. BlackBerry Voice Notes let you record and play back messages or add your voice to a message any time you want.

Nowadays, most cellphones — smartphone or not — include basic voice dialing functionality. However, the BlackBerry Voice Dialing application has a few options that those other devices may lack. In this chapter, we teach you the ins and outs of voice commands and voice notes so you can master these useful hands-free BlackBerry applications.

Using Voice Dialing

Accessing Voice Dialing from the BlackBerry is a breeze. Go to the Applications folder, highlight the Voice Dialing icon (shown in ...

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