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BlackBerry to launch new smartphone with Siri like feature

Washington, July 17 (ANI): BlackBerry’s forthcoming Passport smartphone will have Siri like voice-controlled virtual assistant called BlackBerry assistant.

This phone, which is expected to arrive this fall, will perform numerous functions found in other voice controlled assistants such as Siri of iOS and Google Now of Google Android. It can search email and calendar appointments as well as compose and send emails through voice commands, The Verge reported.

It is unclear if the BlackBerry assistant will have distinctiveness like Siri or it will be robotic like Google Now. The company has a lot of hopes on this function but it still lags behind in the smartphone race. (ANI)