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It's on the front page because it's the first of it's kind. If it was English to Spanish real-time translation, would you be questioning why it's on the front page,
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    It's on the front page because it's the first of it's kind. If it was English to Spanish real-time translation, would you be questioning why it's on the front page, or are you doing so only because it's Arabic?

    Anyways, this seems shady to me, as the Arabic is so fluent, it sounds like a recording of a man that it's playing back; whereas the English sounds like the generic robot voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
    Well you didn't get for $99 because your paying for the contract too.
    He's not talking about iPhone 3G but a speech translating device, which he might have got for $99 . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
    I think this is a great app. I also would like to see it get more languages. But this is a step for it. It would help with people traveling or just wanting to talk to someone who is local from a different country. We have someone at my work that speaks Arabic and at some points he has a tough time finding the right word for what he wants to say. I can understand him for most of it. Coming to a new country or visiting one people generally find it frustrating to try to figure out the right word that you want to say.
    many a times, am unable to find a right english word as well though am not arabic
    Last edited by sayam; 07-01-2009 at 08:52 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Geesh people this is a cool app! Would be cool to see it in all languages but maybe in time it will be... it does a great job translating now... they might just add more languages later....

    Nice article keep up the good work Sayam! Also just because I am a mod even if I was not the front page is a good place for it because there is no other app that I am aware of that can do this! )

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    really? arabic? of all languages? aribic.... speechless.

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    The preciseness of translation is incredible!

    Hopefully they branch out to different languages also.

    For traveling this app will be invaluable. You'd be surprised how many countries have large populations that speak Arabic.

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    ..plus you will know what the guy next to you is saying. Say for instance at the airport.

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    anyone know the program name, or the source to download it ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hat_15 View Post
    ..plus you will know what the guy next to you is saying. Say for instance at the airport.
    lmaooo... you racists :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by hat_15 View Post
    ..plus you will know what the guy next to you is saying. Say for instance at the airport.
    as native arabic ill speak english to prevent being rude . take it easy

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    ...or at the amusement park, or at the grocery store, or anywhere else. I just thought it'd be nice to know what the person next to you is saying. My parents come from Laos and I barely speak their language so this would be nice.

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    Dude that is one SICK app.

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    About my comment earlier.

    I thought I was on Digg

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    hmm arabic looks great i guess our arabic world are progressing and stop ur jealous people stop it or say something good

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    Sakhr is an arab-based company... not sure which country, but the name is arabic... Sakhr is ROCK in arabic, or might be a surname, again not sure.
    The reason they came up with the arabic translation first, is because obviously its their area of expertise... would be really pointless if 'Sakhr' comes up with an english to spanish translation, or arabic to chinese. this arises competition for other companies... hopefully soon enough there will be all kinds of languages out there.

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    so far the top app !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qgshadow View Post
    First page why?? why not like a more useful translator, spanish english , french english , german english , chinese english...
    and y wouldn't it be on the 1st page? There are many iphone users in the Arab World which would consider this a very useful app.

    so why wouldn't it be as important as spanish english..etc that u mentioned above?

    In addition, many people in the world today are trying to learn Arabic; so this app is very useful.
    Last edited by Miro89; 07-02-2009 at 06:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S550Benz View Post
    I bet if it were in Spanish or somethin they would've been glad to see it on the front page but just because it's in Arabic they just hate on it, might be a racist thing...
    yep.

    hey, i'm an arab-american.
    this thing will come in handy big-time!

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    ...wow. I hope they come out with one for Japanese!

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    Holy **** that's amazing. It's like something out of a science fiction book/ movie. That would be nice if there were an option to "Confirm" what is written so that you don't accidentally say something you didn't mean to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloooy View Post
    anyone know the program name, or the source to download it ..
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