"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
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 crackberry.com by hitting on Read More below
Press and hold the mute button. The BB Dev Alpha says: "Please say a command after the beep".
Things you can say:
BB says: "What site do you want to go to?"
Browser opens on that site
Search for <something>
BB says: "Updating information for <something>"
Various search results appear: apps, Bing, Help, YouTube, App World, Music, Wikipedia
Go to <site>
BB says: "Browsing to <site>"
Browser opens on that site
Go to google.com
BB says: "What would you like to find?"
BB says: "Performing Google Search for Paris"
Browser opens on Google, but no search is performed yet
What is the weather?
BB says: it is currently 20 degrees and partly sunny
What is the time?
BB says: it's 2:10pm
Find directions to Paris
BB says: "Updating information for Paris"
Bing maps appears centered on Seattle but no results are found.
Similar for things like "Where is the nearest Starbucks"
BB says: "I couldn't find Maria, please say the contacts name again"
...probably due to missing PIM apps, same with commands like "Send text message".
BB says: "Do you want to call <number>?
BB says: I am calling <number>
(no SIM, can't test)
Make an appointment with Jon for tomorrow at 2pm
BB says: OK, here is your appointment with Jon on Saturday, July 21st at 2pm. Would you like to schedule it?
BB says: Scheduling your appointment. I've saved it in your calendar.
Move my 2pm meeting tomorrow to 4pm
BB says: "Here is your reminder. Shall I save it?"
Seems to incorrectly create a new reminder from 2pm to 4pm
Cancel my 2pm meeting tomorrow
BB just pings
Remember to call Jack
When would you like me to remind you to call Jack?
At 5 p.m.
Here is your reminder <blablabla> Would you like me to save it?
Please specify the playlist, album, artist, genre or title
Things it doesn't do (yet), or does incorrectly:
What is the time on Tokio?
What is the weather in Barcelona?
What is 3 times 33?
How much is 10 dollars in euro's?
Close browser / close AIR browser
Things it doesn't understand usually result in: "Do you want to search the web for ..."