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Time Announcements with Talking Clock
If you’re the kind of person that needs to know the time on every hour but don’t want to have to unlock and read the time on your phone, take a look at XDA forum member oldsap‘s Talking Clock app for Windows Mobile devices.
Talking Clock can be set to announce the time at regular intervals from 60, 30, 15, 10 and down to 5 minute intervals. The great thing about Talking Clock is that it does not run in the background, so it shouldn’t be a battery drainer.
The app requires WM 5.0 or higher and should be installed in device memory.
For more information and to download Talking Clock, visit the application thread.
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