At best, useful but slightly embarrassing, at worst an absolute waste of time that’s about as accurate as a drunken archer, manufacturers are soldiering on with voice recognition regardless.
The latest to get in on the Siri-esque action is RIM, courtesy of a recent BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update. Look out, Apple!
RIM isn’t exactly new to voice recognition, but the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update introduces something that’s more in line with what we’ve seen recently from the likes of Siri.
Hold down the mute key on the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handset, and you’re invited to “please say a command after the beep.”
A video posted by the guys at CrackBerry shows the voice recognition used to navigate the cyberweb (“go to Crackberry.com”) along with a universal search feature (“search for AppWorld”).
The CrackBerry guys note that messaging-related stuff (calls, texts, emails) doesn't work at this early stage.
Interested? You can check out the video over on – where else? – YouTube.