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

SayIt
By Ryan Blundell on 1 Feb 2012 01:22 pm EST
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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

sdmcdowell05

OK. I'll "Sayit". I want to try this app.

FlightsimGuy

I'd like to win a copy, please!

anygivensunday

This looks like an interesting app. I am very interested in trying this on out for sure!

diggin4aliving

I would love to try this out on my 9860. Pick me, pick me!! Ready to test.

digicon

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog .

knicksfan

I would love to win this app

Fernando Almeida

Ups...CallerID+Drivesafer+Íspeec translator+Vingo .
i am anxious for see the interest .

pavichokche

Sign me up for one of whatever this is

vanisland

would be great app to have with my 9900

asiayeah

Is it multilingual or just English?

frak21

Probably has some good responses like siri

k9bil

Wow, super app. Want one

Pilot Prop

niiiiiiiice! i hope that RIM includes a feature like this into the new BB10 devices...that would be dope!

mundo472

Looking forward to trying this out and am hoping the developer sticks with it!

npunk42

That thing would drive my wife nuts. I gotta have it.

bribert

I'd love to try and use this app!

thecondor33

Buzz Lightyear to Star Command, come in Star Command

ELavar

I would love to get this!

mikeconnors81

I would love to have a copy of this to try out!

crashdavis

I would love this, Thanks.

bllbored

would be nice to win..i could use it cause confused is my default state of mind..this might help!

pcwilliams

this one sounds nice. thanx in advance.

White Feather

Why not. I've always wanted to talk TO my phone :D

Bye

klc11vb

Ya what the hell, I'll give it a shot

shuabert

I'd check it out. I do use Vlingo, but I find it's more limited than I would like.

wecw

I am sick of people telling me that they are switching to iPhoney and all the rage about Siri. Please, let me show them what BlackBerry is all about...

jaeburg

I'm down... just pick me now!

Fussolia

I'd love this! Pick me!

Mail4dez27

starting to think i'm leaving comments for my health.

Xader

I would love to give this a try.

joe_hick

Would be cool to win

jacknewp

Would love a copy of SayIt for my Torch - Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

torcher81

Say you, Say me, SayIt together, naturally.

dkjicsow

I hope I may win this

StephE

Yes Please! I would like to try this

craigr127

Vlingo is good, but hopefully this will be GREAT!

ChaSiuBao

this would be great to win!

mackie1214

I would really like to win this app

kaotik_187

Can i please win a copy!!!! I'll give my lil brother.. he would love that.

Robbenezer

Imagine what sorts of mistakes it could make lol much more amusing than autocorrect! Lmao
Pick me! Pick me!

triquetra

I'd love it. Me please!

McNibbler

I would love this! just sayit!

springbok

SayIt, what is the meaning of life? The answer is 42.
SayIt, why don't I have any friends? You have 206 contacts on your phone and 152 friends on facebook. I'm sure any one of them would consider you as a friend.
SayIt, my job's a joke and I'm broke. What should I do? I'll be there for you.

doctr2k

Say it is something new..
Say it to be true..
Say it is something i must get
say it for free and I'll be all set

bhiggins24

In the words of Tony the Tiger, "Sounds Great"

shampisang

Would love to get it free. Thanks Crackberry

stevepar

I would certainly like to try it

nOinfoprovided

SayIt: Congratulations, Ivanah! You just WON 1 copy of SayIt! :)
Me: Wow! Thanks! You won't regret you picked me. :p

techie122000

Count me in - luv to give it a try.
Thanks

TheFreshBreath

I want this!!!!! Looks cool :)

macpcp

Looks great pls send my way

rob7100g

How is the security with SayIt? Doesn't everything go to an unknown server?

trevlan006

a trial version would be cool just to get a feel for it. overall looks ok but if I don't win I will await for more reviews.

MADBRADNYC

Tossing my hat in for the win!

Zipper

Im in! would love this app :)

BillEBoy7575

YES PLEASE! I need it so that next time some tard whips out their iPhone and asks Siri a question (thinking they are showing off) I can whip out my BB and ask it to tell Siri to suck it!

avinashb91

I want it Crakberryy !!! :D

Red Rooster

I can just see the scene from "Back To School" with good 'ol Sam K. "SAY IT! SAY IT!"

nogutsnoglory

I'll throw my hat in to the contest.

chef_DJ

Crackberry is the best website ever to offer this contest.

l3lueberry

I'll say anything for sayit!

keizerjrr

This would be a really cool application if it worked with the playbook bridged to my 9810. What are the odds of that happening?

tharsekan

This I like hope I get it

bruteforce037

SayIt! Let's go Tom! Get another ring! Thanks Crackberry!

david42545

Great App. Winning a free copy would be crack-awesome !

litig8or98

Got Vlingo, but I'd try this

nomi1978

I hope I win, definitely want to try this out.

Hawt#CB

I'd love to give this a try. Vlingo just doesn't cut it. Too often I just give up and type what I want. I've had a chance to try Siri and was impressed on at least how accurate it heard me. Wonder if this program could do the same.

bjg526

I'd like to try it! Thanks!

whataday

I would like to have a copy of this! I use to have the iPhone 4s and got the bold 9900 instead!!

krsholl

Would love to win a copy

theideaexplorer

I'd love this :D hopefully it will understand me

up488

Sure, i'll take it!

EMF

I would love to win a copy

basicbill

how do you say...sayit

mantiz

would love to uses this app

BBJonbo

Siriously would love one!!!

youknwwho

OMFG, I'm from the same country as the app developers, heck, the same city. Even if I don't win this I'll still saving to buy it. Sayit

tjhofeli

Looks cool, would like to give it a try

skibnik

If I wanted siri I would have bought an Iphone :p

jbeek

I have vlingo but would love to have "say it" to compare.

gale4sure

It's February so lets get cracking with the update AND I am saving my duckets for blackberry 10, RIM DON'T LET ME DOWN

garymait

Would be interesting to try this one

padamssm

I'd like to learn more about voice recognition. I'll try this app if I win.

markontony

great wanna get one!! :D

rufy

Say it to me babyyy

tfp

looks good, i'll have one :)

sdiedericks

Voice activated assistants are super-cool, but theyhave to be super-easy to use (ie to not be a distraction whilst driving) and also be super effective (ie gotta be able to function in a number of background noise level environments). I'd love to win a copy to test against Vlingo, as I use it every day!! ***A Blackberry Lover & User of a Playbook & Torch9800!!

XWolf

Having just watched the latest Big Bang Theory I want it - just to see if I can change what it calls me.

eclipse33

This will give my poor typing skills a rest. I would really love to win this.

fb1301

I hope it works the way as it is told.

m_khairul

SayIt!!
hope can try this great apps.. :)

Anatomy

I have liked vlingo but this sounds better. Love to try it!

stank666

Newbie to the Blackberry world, and would love to show my Apple head friends that Siri is not the only game in town. Thanks!

Atakan

I want this awesome thing !!!

jdesignz

This is something really interesting.. #BeBold!

vgwillm

Can you just "say it" that i won ;-)

redfoo

I am amped about this App!!!!

redfoo

looks like a great app!!!!

aj.bb.fanatic

Despite the negative comments/feedback in the earlier posts, I still would like to be able to win this app and use it for my 9860.
Please count me in for the contest.
Hope I win a copy!

1CrackBerriz

Please guys? This would be really cool, especially to rub into my uncle's face (he thinks the 4s is WAY better than OS7...NOT! ;P)

Boenschi

guess mine: "sayit" work´s fine with english spoken sentences and will have problems by talking german.

Isn´t it?

But I would like to try if it is worth to buy.

Worth to win - that´s surely okay! ;-)

zensen

this will be great to find me fatty fat fast foods in the month of February... :P

and then help me realise how many calories are in their meals to stop me.

dartgod0

I'll try it for FREE, plz

Proud to be BB
Torch 9860
Playbook 16GB

If it makes sense it just makes sense

darylalbert

sure, let's try this one...

saurabhkochhar

this one is definitely worth a try

keyhole

I've been using Vlingo for quite a while and it works pretty well, although it could sure use a fix or two. I'd LOVE to try the "SayIt" app and shove Siri back to the Apple's core. TY...

baseballpeej

This sounds awesome! I'd love a copy!

winglow

SayIt is going on both of our Blackberry's today if it works on the the 8900 and 9000 Bold - Thanks. Off to check now.

baldflux

This is cool. Say It

VideoFrog

I hope I win SayIt as I'd love to be able to finally find out just who Justin Bieber is!

JohnyLucky

I wanna win SayIt
I found a very interesting video about SayIt here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKd4Ew8UZyA

poorsha

I would like to win a copy.

scottae316

Love to win this so I can dis Siri/iPhon(y).

Bonsaibo

Would like to try it.

kumplocke

Say it........saaaay iiit.............sayit!........SEGA!

PipeLady09

If it's free, I'm there.
Thanks

ZMc1834

Definitely would like to give it a shot.

Chef_Hutch

I'd love to give it a try.

piotr.boruta

give me one please :) for my 9300

Zeeqaahx

Crackberry please give me i need a new app!!

aphelion_blue

Looks very cool if it works!

III 4U2NV III

Sounds awesome, would love to try!

frisco49ers

love vlingo, would love this as well!!!

MikanX

i would love to try this ...thanks!

samjuan

I wouldn't mind giving this a try. Count me in.

cwlee

Say you say me, say it

pmich

I'm sure it's better than Siri!..

paulak77

I would love to try this out! PICK ME! :)

ecrouch77

The first thing I'm going to say is, "SayIt, please block all of Kevin's workout videos."

jordo11

Would love to give this a try for free!

BOTF

SayIt, there I said it.

quen-quen

Looks Cool! Just Say It that i won! rsrsrsrsr... No Siri allowed, Just Say It!

kenlamontagne

Looks like a cool program. Would love to win it.

Godzfavrt

SayIt huh? I guess it's worth a shot. Good luck folks!

sam81#IM

I would love to use this. It would come in handy in all the driving I do these days.

Zeeqaahx

i dont care if people dont like it. looks great sounds great PLEASE CRACKBERRY!! CHOOSE ME!

bbinsight

BBBaller

I'd love to try it too, BB's can use some voice recognition to help productivity grow even higher above the competition.

vecharo

This is only going to get better and better . I'd like to get in on it now.

nishank

I wantses this App!!! Yes I do wantses this!!!

Smeagol hases the blackbewwy too!!

technowiz95

What the heck, I'll try it!

IljaKujala

I'd love a free copy(:

prime51

Just what I've been looking for!

wocampb

This is an awesome app and will keep me from ever going to Crapple! Pick me please!!!

PlayBookUserMT

I'd love to give this app a shot, see the idrones confused that siri isn't so special.

Kessen

Oh wow, A way to show up Siri on better hardware

gtiffany

I'd love to give this a try.

robl22

Go Patriots! Also free stuff!:)

werty5926

Love Vlingo. Would like to try this app.

ixecloud41

This looks like an awesome app!

F2

Why not try for this one. Fingers crossed....

BBPandy

i'll take a Siri wannabe

the_sleuth

count me in, SayIt looks like a great app!

elrick_the_wise

Looks like a neat app! I'd love to have one!

fragabas1

i want this cause it reminds me of siri

bassmig

I could use an assistant!!

freeyo

I would love to try this out.

Kirbentech

I'll try a copy, thanks!

uuyrwds

I'm not sure how this is different from Vlingo, but I'd like to try it :)

uuyrwds

This is like Siri? I want it!!!!!

asherwiin

Very neat app would love to win a copy!

ritesh

I'm SayingIt that I would love a freebie.

BBSwt

I'd give it a try.

fyreball

This could be handy!

Good luck everyone! :)

b541314

hopefully Sayit will convince me to the keyboard-less BB....

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