BlackBerry users can now download a free app that will read their emails and text messages back to them. SafeReader is a new feature of Vlingo, an app that has previously been utilised on a speech to text basis. For example, users could summon their text messages by speaking a command. However, once in their inbox, they would still have to read the message the old fashioned way (i.e. with their eyes). With SafeReader, users need only press a button before saying, "Start SafeReader". Users can then specify what messages they want read to them, or choose to have them all read out loud. This applies to both text messages and emails.
SafeReader comes as standard in Vlingo version 4.5 which can be downloaded for free from BlackBerry App World or direct from Vlingo's website.