In addition to video chat coming to BlackBerry 10 when it's released early next year, the OS will supposedly come with voice command support. Thanks to a recent software update, those lucky few with a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device found the new voice feature hibernating underneath the confines of RIM's upcoming contender.

Voice recognition has essentially become an expected feature in today's smartphone landscape, so it's no surprise to see Research In Motion implementing something in its upcoming OS. As you can see in the above video, it's going to take a lot of work to get it to the level of Google Search or Siri. Remember, though, that things are currently in the alpha stage, so it's moot to judge it against already released software.

In any case, RIM is working its tail off to get features like this to BB10 when it hits, and it very much believes it'll deliver something that can compete against the marketshare of iOS and Android. Let's hope that's the case when it lands next year.

[via Engadget, N4BB]