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Language translation on your smartphone

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, March 24, 2011

Language translation… on your smartphone.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    If you’ve got a smartphone like an iPhone or Android device, you’re essentially carrying around a little computer.   And some of the apps are pretty amazing.   Google has free apps that can translate a variety of languages on the fly.   Even more full featured,  are iPhone apps from SpeechTrans, where Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Yan Auerbach says….there are 20 apps for individual languages and….

“We also have a program calls SpeechTrans Ultimate, which combines all those 20 applications into one powerhouse app which allows not only two way communication between 12 different languages, but it also you to continue the conversation even when you’re not in the same room with the other person.”

 One downside,  you will need an Internet connection for the app to work…which means some planning ahead and extra cost if you’re traveling.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Mobile Devices