Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, Microsoft has Cortana, Blackberry said, I also want to have one. Today, the BlackBerry blog officially unveiled his voice Assistant BlackBerry Assistant. BlackBerry Assistant is part of the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system, which will be on the history of the least BlackBerry phone Passport; it is expected to be released in the fall.
Although the BlackBerry new models have support voice commands, but a BlackBerry Assistant function is more advanced and many functions are similar with other voice assistant in companies, including supporting set reminders, loading application, BBM messages sent, search, email and calendar, listening to the recent email, set only call notice, check Twitter, switch flashlight, etc., but the BlackBerry has not yet been published complete feature list.
BlackBerry says users will feel surprised to the BlackBerry speech recognition accuracy of the Assistant. According to introduction, the blackberry voice assistant would be better like Microsoft’s commitment to Cortana. It can also be modified according to the arrangement of daily schedule and meeting notice. But it is not clear whether the aide like Siri and Cortana personification, or like Google Now more robotic.
Blackberry voice assistant also USES the advantage of the Passport physical keyboard, let the user voice directly input to perform the action in the main screen, which is very similar with Palm flows into the Type, yes users need to enter a specific app can send twitter and text messaging, search the web, etc