Siri-Like Functionality Added to BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha

With the introduction of the iPhone 4S, came the introduction of Siri, the voice activated assistant. Apple featured Siri in numerous commercials for the iPhone 4S, touting it as the main selling feature.

Since then, Samsung has introduced their own voice activated assisted called S-Voice, and there was much speculation as to if RIM would follow suit. BlackBerry has had some basic voice control services, but the latest update to BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha shows they are working on trying to compete with Siri.

In this video, from, we get a preview of what they are working on:

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It looks like BlackBerry is still trying to catch up to Apple, but will it be enough to pull them out of the hole and once again be successful in the smartphone market? That remains to be seen.

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