Contest: win 1 of 25 copies of the BlackBerry smartphone voice assistant SayIt!

SayIt
By Ryan Blundell on 1 Feb 2012 01:22 pm
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It seems as though voice controlled assistant applications are all the rage these days. BlackBerry 7 has its universal search voice prompt and we’ve also seen voice dialing for years. To date, the closest thing to Siri that BlackBerry users have seen is the popular application Vlingo. This past month, another application has appeared and has claimed that they are well on their way to being a top contender. SayIt is a voice recognition/assistant application for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 5 and higher that says it can answer any question you throw at it.

Regardless if it’s a question about the weather, a message you want to dictate or a search you want to execute, SayIt will attempt to help you get what you are looking for. Here are some examples from the developer:

  • Ask anything you want and SayIt will answer you. For example: "How old is the earth?", "Who is Justin Bieber?", "1 plus 1 equals?", "Tell me about your self?", "What's the weather like?",....and a lot more!
  • You can compose new Email , new Message, open BlackBerry Map, task, calendar,.... using your voice
  • You can Compose SMS, Email, BBM or any text typing use your own voice!
  • You can convert Text to Speech and download the converted text as *.mp3 format
  • You can convert Speech to Text and copy the text to send via BBM, SMS, MMS, Email, and so on.

I did find that you had to be in a relatively quiet area in order to use SayIt .. We were in a children’s play center last weekend, sitting at the tables. I couldn’t get SayIt to understand what I was asking of it, no matter if I cupped the microphone and spoke loudly into it. It would only catch snippets of words. When performing basic searches (like weather), Say it uses Wolfram Alpha, known as an “answer engine (rather than a search engine), to obtain results. Now while it does seem to allow you to ask more questions that Vlingo, it has yet to allow you to dial numbers. It also isn’t convenience key friendly; at best, it’s a 2 click process (one click of the convenience key and another to choose what you want to do). Rather than one virtual button to house everything, there are five buttons to choose from: Text to Voice, Voice to Text, Say a command, Options and Command List. If it adds voice dialing to the mix, I think that SayIt would be a great, fully functional, application. You can grab SayIt for $4.99 from BlackBerry App World.

Contest: We have 25 copies of SayIt to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST.

More information/download SayIt for BlackBerry smartphones

512 comments

igotberryfever

paid 4.99 not worth it:(

tsells

I also bought it and it does not work. Refund was given.

I do not want to win this app.

JohnyLucky

Just bought it and very happy, I've kicked my iFriend's asses! It's hurt!
I found a very interesting video about SayIt here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKd4Ew8UZyA

xtremez

SayIt please say "I'm not Siri!!"....

Abrante

I'm not Siri... Thanks for telling me to "SayIt" lol

tfmartin

Would love to give it a try.

JAKrzysztow

I wish to have a conversation with my BB!

buckwild

Can I have a copy please ?

buckwild

Can I have a copy please ?

Shamwari

I would love to have a copy please.

ugotme

Talk to the phone. nice.

robv711

This would be a REALLY cool app to have, especially when traveling.

medacomix15

Totally wanna try this

thatMikeguy

Yup super cool and would be very useful. Throw my name into the hat.

dcwbearsaint

This would be a good addition. Looking foward to using it.

Superfly_FR

Say it : is this guy a winner ?

guerllamo7

Would love to add this to my phone.
Pick me!

buzzon

Would like to give this a try or hear more reviews on this. Send me a copy! :)

Birddog2

one more thing to show why my BB is great!

BB_Bmore

Hey, say it, Will I win a copy of this app from Crackberry? ........

k_ward

Looks like bb w/sayit > iphn w/siri!!!

tliolos

Oh oh pick me pick me oh oh

Mastajeet

what's the best phone?!" what there are other phone than berries

lol ftw please me want one

Silvius

I want one too, maybe this time I am lucky.

MFilzzPSU

This sounds amazing!! Need a copy to throw in my friend's with Iphones faces!!

dakid72

What you SayIt?
This would be nice.
Thanks in advance CrackBerry and Sayit!

ct19

I would like to try it. Maybe one day it will also be available in german...

rsalinger

Would be nice to have this since I just moved to MA and they're all handfree!

always3rd

I didnt like Vlingo at all. This seems to offer alot more promise. I would love to try it out and see how well it works. Would be pretty sweet to throw it in the face of siri users lmao

tim99va

I could really use this! Been using Vlingo forever but I'm hoping this is much better! Thanks CrackBerry!

profunctions

Looks like a great app!

jkahn

I want one! Perfect compliment to my Bold 9700. F* Siri! hahaha

Searzy

I'd like a free copy.

RIM should've tried to purchase Vlingo, OR Nuance to incorporate it better into the OS to compete with Apple. (before Siri)

Peppe

sweet, let's hope it messes up a few little things and makes it funny like Siri, LOL

spencerdl

KOOL...I wouldn't mind checking it out

Dj Teknision

I would love to try this APP out...I heard it was good!!

BarracudaBob

Looks pretty cool. I'd love a chance to win.

07thking

I'll like a free copy please :)

Trini-34

Is this app better than Vlingo Plus?

lwaysluking

You're gonna be mine! Say IT!

fabster

Time to try if we can fight and win with SIRI. Hope to gEt it.

jvictor77

I'm in - sounds interesting!

ibcop

I'd rather "SayIt", cause I'll never ever "Siri" it! Looks like a nice app.

alepjumper

I want to win it! Then my life would complete! :D

yunvi

im PRETTY sure im going to win a copy...wooosah...woooosah wooooooooosahhhhhhhh !!!

TnTimberry

wouldn't mind giving it a shot, not sure if I would for $5

dadymon

SayIt, will I win a copy?

Sarvey

I would love to have this application! Good luck to all who participated :)

RGwhittenbu

Looks good.
I'd like a copy.

SCrid2000

Does it work on the 9650 yet? If so, I'll take a copy of it.

edyb

Go blackberry go, crackberry pick me please. Good luck everyone!

scottaco

I still haven't reached my comfort level with Vliingo. If SayIt is more intuitive, I'd be happy to try it out. Short of winning though, I don't see me buying it just to have it taking up space if I can't get comfortable with it as well.

thefiasco

Add my name to the list

chuckkdaduck

the chuck wants. the chuck gets.

laserx

Looks like a great product, if I don't win it, I'll be purchasing it.

modine

This is JUST what I've been waiting for... don't make me beg... PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!?

cvirata

I've been using Vlingo for awhile but I would like to see what SayIt can do

BGK

hey I'd love to win a copy of SayIt !

uzmarvel

One for me please. Thanks !

buckwylder

Me please, I am trying to convince a client NOT to buy an iphone and he wants to know if blackberry has something comparable.

I never talk to my phone, I hardly even use it for any voice, but in order to convince my client to get a 9900 - then - I'd love to win a copy.

Me please.

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salexs11

SAY IT!!!!!!!!! *karate chop!

Kerzhan

I definitely need to try my lick with SayIt... I've been a big fan of Vlingo, and it would be great to compare the two apps.

Willard814

I would love a copy of this for my phone!

david_nbyla

WOOOOW!!! This would be great to use while driving... everything else is meh! Count me in Crackberry!

PiotrJot

That's cool. And maybe I would win something finally?

sfor13thlegion

Very nice looking app. Would love a free copy. Pick me, please!

domenic_lo_russo

Good stuff...would love to give this a shot!

dzorbas

Sure, why not. Something else to try out!

kraski

I'd like to win it.

jm_santelices

wish to try this for free and see if it is at par with Siri...

//jesm

rjmsouthard

I would love to give it a try.

bbboss47

Stoneybb

I'd love the company... be like making a new friend.

myleslong

I need this sooo bad.

beasties

hope i win one. it looks like a good app.

mustafa Fakhruddin

looking forward to using it

bigpolla04

Please Let me win this app. Please please please . I would be so grateful . All my friends use this website cos of me ... Please I want this app

ryanlrobinson

Cool. It would take a bit to get used to, but I'd use it if I had it.

elmejor1009

I want one. Sing me up

itsSpade

finally something on par with siri... tired of all my iphone friends saying look what she tells me i want in

millenium2ko

Sweet - dumped my 3gs for the 9860 paired with my PB! So glad i did! looks like an awesome app!

staffman28

Putting my name in the hat again. Hope I get a copy this time.

xXBLACKBERRYXx5

i want a copy pretty please! BLACKBERRY! ;D

cottonbelly

Would love to get this.

hsumra

so cool... hope it's better than Vlingo!!

daqie

Oh, I want a copy! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

PattyO1975

Leaves trip me...no...I said "Please pick me"

decypher44

Would love to give it a go!

killzone22

Seems interesting!! Would love to give it a shot!!

gyubok

i would like to try one.

datta72

any app that can be compared to vlingo deserves my attention

BKillar

I could use this - who needs Siri anyway

Groundhog_Day

I would like one, I tried the free beta version just weeks before it was released in App World and it was basically not capable of answering any questions or doing much of anything at the time and also there was no volume control so before saying something in the app there was a very loud noise indicating it was ready so hopefully that is fixed now.

makoui22

Very cool. Would love to try it out!!

gonzotwins

Excellent opportunity....I am in.

jjbreakspear

Cool! I'd love to play with this app.

fragabas1

tried and tested when was a beta. looks like there is a great move ahead. count me in.

shleppy_g

Would love tl give this a try! Thanks CB!

morrsn

Pretty cool stuff :D

EchuOkan1

Cool! I'd like to try this app.

cbcastle

I'd like a copy of this..

5h4d0w

this is great. I want it

belial1996

looks like a future kisk ass app. loads of potential. would love to get in on the ground floor.

pastorglen

It would be my pleasure to receive one of this apps!

Thanks so much!

lklim

i would like to try it please

SFWriter

Sounds good...... I hope you watched the Big Bang episode with Raj and his new lover Siri - Funny stuff.....

XtasyX

interesting! would love to have my own copy!

webmn

interesting.....i will give it a go.

pelletizer

Would be a great addition to my curve 9360.

Kersus

It sounds great. I haven't been impressed with a lot of "voice" control items, but maybe this is the one!

dboy54

I'll give it a go. Throw one my way

sgesang

I would love to give it a try.

91300zx

Sign me up. Would like to give one of these a try.

marknick

i'll have one of them please !!!

haydt1

Sure I'll give it a try. Vlingo doesn't really work so good for me.

ftortora

I used the bata and understood everything i said perfectly, way better then siri, i would love a full copy

pawluks

SayIt Frenchy..."it's chow-dah! Chow-dah"

kaisarito11

Oooh i want this.. Recently i broke my arm and i have a really hard time typing with one hand, please crackberry bless me with this gift please!!!

dewey32399

Id love to try something like this!

zonablackberry

I would like to earn this application looks very interesting

Ronzdaname

I would love a copy! Would work great for me while driving and using my 9860

randyb19

I'm in and will win!!

Kor770

I would LOVE a copy! Been envious of Siri for a while. :)

OZZIE5

SAYIT SAYIT it is mine

jimread1949

yes why not. this could make my phone the only thing in the world that does what I ask

davidwipf

Decided to joing the contest now. Hope I win

skynny70

Would love a free cop of this

hogarius

This is a test of the emergency SayIt system. This is only a test.

theinr1ch

seems cool. i wanan check it out

almurphy556

Looks good. Can't wait to try it out :)

SkaterGuy2k

I would love to SayIt :D everyday hahaha. Thanks for a great contest

cbdwolff7

Please pick me! Please pick me! i want i want so much! i drive forever to work. That would be awesome.

llagerva

Wow! Now I can still keep my BB and fool my yuppy friends into thinking that I have an iPhone.

jdgore8

Hey here's my comment. I would love to atleast try it out

realtorgs

SayIt is a big step in the right direction for Playbook.
I'd love a copy.

TallPaul86

Wouldn't mind a Siri alternative on my favourite platform!!

jaBBu

Would be nice to win a copy.

Jorgenfruz

I'm totally gonna a pull a Raj Koothrappali with this!

suspect89

Wow, love it. Must have:-)

rick0415

Sure, would love to try this

Mike1117

Sounds like a great app. Will most likely buy it and try it out... but if I could win a copy that would be nice too. :)

eltiburon7

Let me just Say I could use Say it !

cwhitlock

BroWhit

Sounds like it could be a great addition to my BB 9810.

rickyfagan1

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

yenyob

I'd like to give it a try!

ryankidd17

interesting,..count me in

sergeroyal

Would love to win a copy !!!

tediprude

This app looks really promising (sp ?) Hopefully it has a spell checker...LOL! I'd love to give it a try!

Peace...

Talus91

Hook me up, would like to try this out on my 9900!

TxgodsragexT

lololololololol say that and you'll win.

Lizzdmc

Wow! This could really speed up my productivity!

goodbery

I could use this as I'm all thumbs anyway. A PA would certainly be nice.

OniBerry

I'll sayit, I wouldn't mind winning copy of this app.

LT77

Can I use SayIT on my PB?

wcsh

Pick. Me Please, pick me. I love trying this stuff.

rosecity1980

That would be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity! Fingers crossed!

whyaskus70

Sign me up! Sound like a really nice app.

rairhoz

Very nice ap & I would like to have a copy & try it! Have. To admit that I'm very facinated with Siri but really not an Apple fan, great thing is that BB had come up with this! Hope I get a copy for my BB99... Thanks in advance CB!!! Hehehe...

menaknow

I noticed that this does BBM. It would be a big advantage to Vlingo, which was installed and uninstalled within a week...

ELoXL

SAY IT ALREADY! MY NAME THAT IS!

clphan

Cool, I want to have this on my BB : )

MrBox

So pretty much it has the same flaw as siri. It barely understands any1 I see use it. This looks to be better with a better answer engine and maybe some ai. Siri to me was just another apple novelty toy. It couldn't even tell u the weather unless u said it the way it was programmed to understand it. I'd love to try say it

svennebe

really looking forward to try this thing, hope it can match with siri

Paintedeyes

i would love this for my new 9900!

sonyvaio182

I hope that this thing will blow siri out of the water! Thank god for developers who still like blackberry because bb is #1

mikeplus1

SayIt don't search it! ;-)

brunolovesbrit

I think it's very useful! Hope I'll win it

Bigpoint

I want to try this. Please.

BB_makes_it_happen

Sign me up. I'll give a whirl.

eaton18spd

im always looking for a new app to try

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