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Blackberry Dev Alpha device in hand
With the update of the Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha OS on the 19th July 2012, we uncovered a nifty little feature whereby when you press and hold down the middle convenience key button on the dev alpha device a male voice activates and asks

"Please say a command after the beep.. BEEP"

After which the user can state a number of different commands such as
"What time is it?" and "Whats the weather like?" as well as "send a message to 'Mom.."

Current Blackberry users may remember when fumbling for their handset and accidently pressing the convienience key, the dreaded voice 'Say a command' and we always tended to ignore it as we felt it was useless or just a voice dialling feature.

Siri like voice commands on the Blackberry 10

Well seems RIM have decided to spend a little time and effort into this nifty little feature and giving it an upgrade and a more meaningful approach to their users following the upgrade on what this voice commands feature can do for them.

If you cant wait and want find out more about how to play around with the current voice commands available on the Blackberry OS 7.1 then check out our

Blackberry Bold 9900 Voice Search video and our Blackberry Curve 9360 Voice Commands video

Question is why did it take RIM so long to realise this potential as from what we can see on OS 7.1 a similair feature to this was already included but never mass marketed, and we dont know why?

See the full list of the voice commands available on the Blackberry Dev Alpha courtesy of Innovatology from by hitting on Read More below