Bluetooth voice dialing?

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    I read in another thread that you can't do voice dialing with the Moto Droid. You have to look at and touch the unit. Is this true? If so that's a deal killer for me. I'm considering getting a droid phone, but I have to be able to make calls without looking at the phone. To me that's a safety issue. I have a long commute and often have to make short calls while driving. Does the Incredible have this issue also?
     
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    As far as I know, this is a current limitation of all Android phones. You must initiate the voice command by first touching the screen.
     
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    That's a huge step backward!

    Did the people who developed Android have a total lack of common sense? I guess I'll have to wait until they address this issue. I wouldn't be surprised to see some states make it illegal to even sell a cell phone that won't do hands free calling.

    I have a long freeway commute and almost every day I see cars whose drivers are obviously paying very little attention to their driving. Taking your eyes off the road to dial your phone is good way to kill somebody.
     
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    Some Bluetooth handsfree kits implement voice dialing themselves, then pass the number on. I know that some Parrot kits do. There are others, and probably headsets with that ability, too.
     
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    I haven't found mention of any Bluetooth headsets for Android that are totally hands free. You still have to look at and touch the screen to initiate a call. With my KRZR dumb phone I just tap the head set and then say Call Someone where Someone is a person in my contact list.
     
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    I was told a few weeks ago that the new update would fix this from a Verizon store rep. Guess he lied to me. I've been looking forward to this too. :(
     
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    Bluetooth dialing

    It's my understanding that it will require a change to Android to address this issue.
     
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    Strange. It works for me. The other day day someone cut me off on the freeway and I yelled, YOU STUPID SOB! Next thing I know my phone is dialing and the lady who answered it said, "White House. May I help you?"
     
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    Has anyone figured out why we Canadian Milestone users have handsfree ?
     
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    Milestone

    Is it totally hands free? Can you make a call by just tapping the headset without ever looking at or touching the phone?
     
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    Yes it is.
    No different than any other phones I have had.

    Just using a basic bluetooth, nothing special.


    Regards
     
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    Please read the existing threads on the topic (this is a well-beaten dead horse). If the BT device has built-in voice dial you can use it instead of relying on the handset.

    The Milestone and Droid aren't exactly alike. There are quite a few differences between them along these lines.
     
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    many cars now a days have built in BT interfaces that allow you to do totally hands free calling through BT..my wifes ford fusion does this, and so does my mazda cx9..
     
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    Cars with built in BT, Fusion & cx9

    Do they work totally hands free with Motorola Droid or HTC Incredible?
     
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