Mobile Apps Strive to Translate Real-Time Speech

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A new feature built into Google Translate for Android, Conversation Mode is a little rough around the edges, but it’s basically your own personal Babel Fish. It does what Wordlens does but in real-time speech, translating English and Spanish.

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Also see: http://mashable.com/2010/09/13/translation-mobile-apps/

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