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  • Travelers can benefit from smartphone translation applications


    Smartphones are proving to be quite beneficial, as they are able to help users stay in close contact with family, keep track of everyday schedules and even plan vacations. Programs such as BlackBerry's Travel application allow individuals to organize their entire trips.

    A new app for the iPhone may be able to help international travelers communicate with locals. Developed by Google, the program is based off of the search engine's translation website. However, the interface is much more friendly, easier to use and shares similarities to the Droid's app called Translate.

    All tourists have to do is speak clearly into the phone - the app will recognize the words and display them in several different languages with audio pronunciations. Users can also type out the word or phrase they need translated and the program will quickly send back the results.

    Additionally, there are a number of other translation applications, such as Odyssey Translator and Lonely Planet Phrasebook which costs up to $6.

    Whether travelers are heading to Rome, Madrid or Paris, this application could come in handy and allow them to experience a country in ways they never thought possible.

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