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Nokia Trademarks Potential Voice Assistant Venture

Nokia (the original networking company, not the defunct phones-division sold to Microsoft or the new branded smartphones from HMD Global) looks to be eyeing the growing field of voice assistants.

Reports say the company has applied for a trademark on a chat and voice-based assistance app for smartphones and the web called Viki.

If true, such an assistant would put Nokia in competition with both Microsoft and Apple once again. That said, the consumer-focus of both Siri and Cortana leaves open a gap that Nokia could look to exploit with a more enterprise-grade voice assistant.

However, for now at least, the company has remained quiet on the matter.

A spokesperson told Engadget that “Nokia registers trademarks from time to time, but we don’t comment on how, whether or when they may be used for Nokia products or services.


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