Vlingo, not to be mistaken with the Vringo offering we just mentioned, is a voice recognition firm. They have just helped Yahoo come out with a new voice powered search service for Yahoo OneSearch. Knowing Yahoo the application will probably be great but it will be a resource and bandwidth hog.
Devin has some first impressions posted on BBcool if you are interested. According to him the voice recognition works pretty well.
Personally I have never seen voice recognition work well on any device even a computer. One of them first things I remove from every new BlackBerry is the voice recognition due to the annoying “Say A Command” prompt. Hopefully somebody will prove me wrong with a useful and practical application. The closest I have found so far was SimulScribe but even they tell you to speak slowly and enunciate so that they can get the speech recognition right.
You can pick up the new version of Yahoo oneSearch with voice from m.yahoo.com/voice. Let us know what you think.