For the next major version of its operating system RIM has implemented a vocal assistant similar to the iPhone or Android.
By launching its iPhone 4S, Apple has revived day by introducing voice recognition Siri. Several alternatives were immediately developed for Android and Samsung has also tackled the task with Voice-S embedded within its Galaxy SIII. When it comes to Windows Phone, the engine Bing forming the core of the voice search.
What about BlackBerry? Well in September 2011, after publishing BlackBerry 7, RIM has quietly introduced voice capabilities to its search engine. However, those capabilities remained limited to queries. The blog N4BB was able to recover an alpha version of BlackBerry 10 and found that mobile users will also be able to perform certain actions within installed applications.
In addition to conventional search vocal search, the user will be able to open and close an application, launch a URL on the browser and ask for the time and local weather. The feature will also allow the search for a route, the composition of a phone number or a message on BlackBerry Messenger, adding and editing an appointment in the calendar, creating a memo or playing a song.
Unlike the work of Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), whose research assistant no longer relies on an Internet connection, this new BlackBerry 10 require communication with the servers. If you wish you can watch video presentations in on YouTube from this link.
The question is whether BlackBerry smartphones will use this feature. A study conducted in the month in March showed that while the holders of a majority in iPhone 4S appreciate the integration of Siri, they use it rarely.