We have been hearing rumors for a while that BlackBerry are working on their own voice activated assistant for BlackBerry 10.3, and the company has just revealed the feature on their Blackberry blog, and it is called BlackBerry Assistant.
BlackBerry will launch BlackBerry Assistant with the launch of their new BlackBerry Passport smartphone, which will come with BlackBerry 10.3.
From what BlackBerry have revealed it looks like BlackBerry Assistant will work in a similar way to Apple’s Siri, it can be used for a number of tasks, including reading emails and texts, and replying to messages.
I don’t have a personal assistant… yet. But, I imagine that I would interact with him or her in a number of different ways: typing, speaking…however I would ask them to help, they would help. BlackBerry Assistant can accommodate me the same way. It is voice activated when I need it to be, and helps manage simple tasks on my device from searching my email and calendar, finding out what’s trending on Twitter, to sending trivia night invitations. The more I use it, the more it learns and adapts to me. The more I speak with it, the more tuned-in to my queries it gets. If you’ve had experience with other smartphone-based personal assistants, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how accurate BlackBerry Assistant is at recognizing your requests.
You can find out more information about the new BlackBerry Assistant over at the BlackBerry Blog at the link below, the feature will probably launch in September along with the new BlackBerry passport.
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