It's easy to place the icon for the voice dialer on the phone's main home page, so you can access it with a single button push. The voice dialer works pretty well, but requires an additional touch response to confirm the number to dial, or to select among the numbers associated with a contact. For commonly called numbers, I prefer creating icons for individual speed dial numbers. I've dedicated one of my phone's 7 home pages to this purpose. You can fit up to 16 individual icons on each of these screens.
There is one bluetooth headset (the BlueAnt Q1) that, according to reviews, enables true hands-free dialing of pre-set speed dial numbers from the headset, but I don't have personal experience with the device.
Good luck with your decision.
I just left the Verizon store. This was absolutely a deal-breaker for me. I was literally reaching for my wallet, getting ready to re-up my contract when I remembered to ask about this standard feature that simple feature phones handled easily 5 years ago - and only because I remembered the Palm Pre doesn't do it either! By law I must use voice dial. I've used it for years - but as of 2010 it's the law in my state if you want to place calls while driving. Quite an oversight, if you ask me...
Almost was a deal-breaker in my case as well... but I reupped with VZW with the faith that someone, not sure who, but someone will finally figure out that this is a basic fix and will implement it.
No Android phone has a bluetooth voice dial from the phone itself.. You need to purchase a 3rd party app from the store..
Voice dial that comes in the Android system uses the microphone and speaker on the android phone.
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Wait a minute is the Milestone an Android phone, I forget LOL
Anyway, when is someone going to put this in a custom ROM for us Droid guys to use?
This has been an issue for Android phones, google has a "bug" report open since Nov 2008 (see -> Issue 1181 - android - [VoiceDial] Voice confirmation for Voice Dialer - Project Hosting on Google Code ) so I doubt they will ever add code to Android to do it. AFAIK, the Moto Devour and a HTC device on Sprint are the only two Android phones in the USA which do BT Voice Dialing, and that is because they have Nuance added (not sure what the Sprint HTC device has).
For now, there are two possible work arounds if you want to use a BT Headset...
Voice Dialer HF (DFXmobile)
You still have to handle the phone to start them... and due to Android limits, they use the phone's mic and speaker until the call is connected.
Remember, if your car has built in bluetooth, it stores a phone book, you can use ITS BT Voice dialing to initiate a call. However, if you're car kit passes through to the Phone for BT VOice Dialing, then you're out of luck like use regular BT headset users.
What I'd like to see, is someone pull the Nuance VSuite from the Moto MileStone's 2.1 upgrade, and get it working on the Moto Droid, and the incredible once its rooted. BUT Since I'm not a "Rom developer", I don't know how possible or likely this is... Plus, with how long the Milestone 2.1 upgrade including Nuance has been out (for some countries), and I haven't read any chatter about bringing it to the Moto Droid, I don't know if anyone ever will.
Last edited by Mark_Venture; 05-08-2010 at 08:49 AM.