Amazon Features BuzzVoice for Android for Half Price

Amazon Features BuzzVoiceWhen the Amazon Appstore launched, we were excited that BuzzVoice made the cut as one of the first apps in their line up.

To our excitement, Amazon just reached out to us to tell us they’re now featuring BuzzVoice on the front page of the Amazon Appstore. Apparently, Amazon sees the “Siri-like” goodness that BuzzVoice brings to busy mobile news consumers.

As a special promotion, you can get BuzzVoice for Android for HALF PRICE right now on the Amazon AppStore.

Don’t miss this opportunity to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go – the fast, safe and fun way.

Get BuzzVoice at a great price now, before the sale ends!

Amazon Appstore Launches with BuzzVoice in the Line Up

BuzzVoice on Amazon AppstoreApp stores seem to be popping up everywhere. In addition to the “traditional” app stores, wireless carriers and third parties are opening app stores too.

GetJar has its independent appstore, AT&T has a recommended apps section on its smartphones, and Verizon has it’s V CAST Appstore (which features a Verizon-branded version of BuzzVoice “on the deck” – thank you Verizon).

Today, Amazon brought the new Amazon Appstore live, and we’re excited to say that BuzzVoice is one of the first apps in the store. The store, which features just over 3,800 Android apps is now available in 2 flavors: you can access the store on your computer at, or, you can access it on your Android device.

Checkout BuzzVoice on the Amazon Appstore and let us know what you think by emailing us at

Is Voice the New "Killer App" for Mobile ?

Back when text-to-speech voice quality was “unlistenable,” and before the explosion of mobile devices, TTS seemed to be a technology looking for a market beyond applications for the visually impaired.

Now that nearly everyone has a mobile device, and we’re all looking to multitask on the go, it looks like voice could become the killer app for mobile.

Today, Apple announced a new talking iPod Shuffle. Instead of including a display on the new shuffle, Apple added a feature called “Voice Over”, which reads the artist and song name aloud to you. A couple of weeks ago, Amazon launched the Kindle 2, which includes a text-to-speech feature that drew a ruckus from the overly sensitive Author’s Guild.

Voice-to-text technology is also on the rise. Mobile services like SpinVox, Google Voice, Cha Cha, and many others have been coming out of the woodwork lately, allowing you to speak into your phone and receive transcribed text messages.

The talking iPod, the vocal Kindle, and these other cool voice-enabled services, seem to further validate the relevance of our mobile talking news & blog service.

Reading your blogs and driving don’t mix… but listening? Now there’s a benefit!

What’s next? A talking toaster? Probably.