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Let’s face it, we’re all somewhat addicted to our smartphones; and even more so when it comes to text messaging. In all seriousness – have you ever seen or had lunch with an avid Blackberry user? It’s like their eyes and fingers are permanently glued to the keypad. Once in a while they’ll look up to acknowledge your presence but if not, they’re on a continuous BBM mission. What’s worse is that it doesn’t stop there. I’ve seen people jog, cross the street, watch movies, attend meetings, probably even sleep and of course drive while “BBMing” someone.

When it comes to texting while driving, it doesn’t get any more dangerous than that. Regardless of the kind of phone we use, I’m sure that at some point or another, we’ve all done it – and a lot!

I won’t go into all the car accident cell phone statistics here because I plan to leave those for an upcoming post. But I will tell you that today almost 4 out of 5 (80%) car accidents in the United States are caused by cell phone distractions whereas 1 out of 3 (33%) from driving while intoxicated.

Well, our caring friends over at iSpeech® have developed a way for us to stay safely connected while driving. is a free mobile application for Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile devices that aims to stop distracted driving. The unprecedented mobile application reads text (SMS) messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without you needing to look at your phone. In a few words, it’s the perfect solution for responsible texting while driving. Your hands stay on the wheel and your eyes on the road!

Other features include:

  • Hands free
  • One-touch activation – easy set-up
  • Bluetooth and radio transmitter compatible
  • Reads shorthand (lol, brb, rtfl…)
  • Customizable auto-responder
  • Free version reads up to 25 words

Needless to tell you what the benefits are! For more information about or to download the free or Pro application click here. download Blackberry App

I just finished installing it on my Blackberry. If you use a compatible phone, I strongly suggest you do the same!

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  • TrangTT

    Oh thanks, I appreciate that!

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  • USB 3G Viettel

    Thanks a lot for sharing that with us

    • Ingrid Abboud

      You’re most welcome. Hope it comes in handy. Thanks for stopping by :).

  • Ingrid Abboud

    Hey Al,
    Sorry for the late reply. I’ve had to retype a few of my replies to people since it seems that some of my initial ones have not posted for some reason. Oh well!

    Thanks a lot for sharing that with us. I wasn’t familiar with Text’n drive but I’ll make sure to check it out asap seeing your praise :).


  • Al Lopez

    There are so many texting apps on the market coming up these days, but after trying a few of them, I think Text’nDrive is a superior product than this one. It’s easy to use, works on both iPhone and BlackBerry, and they keep us informed on the latest texting laws in the U.S. and Canada ( Good job folks!

    • Griddy

      Hi Al,
      Thanks for sharing that with us. I wasn’t familiar with Text’n drive but I’ll make sure to check it out :).

  • Ingrid Abboud

    Hi Krissi.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Just read your article. I had no idea! I never actually carefully read those terms – although I did download the app. Pretty bold and aggressive on their part! But it seems they recently amended their TOS as one of your commenter's (Lucas) pointed out. I'll give them that much – since in all honesty, I think the application has the potential to do much more good than harm.


  • iKrissi

    What a great idea for an app, but “auto opt-in” to giving away my privacy? NO THANKS!

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