BlackBerry might not no longer be the device in demand like in it used to be in the pre-iPhone/Android era but its makers Research in Motion (RIM) are trying hard to bring the device update.
So what’s the latest update that BlackBerry 10 developers device has got? A Siri-like Voice assistant.
According to this video put up by CrackBerry, the functionality is still very basic and under development and not exactly a competitor to Apple’s Siri.
The video shows that the update lets access the assistant by pressing down on Alpha handset’s Play / Pause button. This gives access to the a universal search funtion, users can also get driving directions via Bing Maps, check the weather etc.
You can watch the complete video here:
RIM, which had announced its next-generation BlackBerry 10 devices in May, was forced to delay the launch of the devices, a move that has not gone down well with investors. The smartphone maker said that the delay was because the integration of features and a huge volume of code into the platform had “proven to be more time consuming than anticipated.”