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Since I was cursed with stubby fingers, texting's always been a pain. So you can be sure I'll be scrambling to land one of the first SCH-a890s, equipped with voice-recognition technology. Still, I guess I shouldn't get too excited—so-called QuickPhrase only recognizes a list of pre-programmed sayings, like "Will call you later." But I'm guessing it won't take long for them to offer firmware upgrades that greatly expand the number of phrases. I give it 6 months before the SCH-a890 can understand such SMS standbys as "Sorry, baby, but I was out drinking with Rob and lost my house keys." If I had a nickel for every time I've sent that note...


Speed, speech key in new Samsung handsets [InfoSync World]