SimulScribe, the brilliant and simple voicemail service that transcribes your messages into an email (20 November 2006) has just launched a new application that beats Apple to visual voicemail. SimulSays, released today, is a downloadable application for your BlackBerry Pearl or 8800 that shows your transcribed messages and lets you play them back without having to dial in. Even better, you can easily reply to a voicemail using SMS or Email if the message is from someone in your address book. I've been testing it for a few weeks now and find it indispensable!

Existing SimulScribe users can download SimulSays by pointing their mobile phone's browser to If you're not a customer, just go to to sign-up.

If you're not on the Pearl or 8800, don't worry. SimulScribe plans to roll out SimulSays for other devices soon, starting with Windows Mobile in June.