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EU trademark filing by Nokia suggests that it is prepping a virtual assistant named Viki

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EU trademark filing by Nokia suggests that it is prepping a virtual assistant named Viki
Late last night, we told you that the Nokia 6 Android powered smartphone had been unveiled. The handset will launch early this year as an exclusive in China for JD.com. Now comes word that Nokia has filed for a trademark in the EU for the name "Viki." This might be the name of a voice activated virtual personal assistant that the company is working on. In the product description section of the application, Viki is described as "Software for the creation and monitoring of mobile and web assistants working with digital knowledge and combining all data sources into a single chat and voice-based interface."

If Viki is a new voice-activated assistant, she is entering a burgeoning market that includes Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana, Alexa, and Bixby. Huawei has already announced that it will include Amazon's Alexa personal assistant on its next U.S. bound flagship phone. Nokia would also be challenging Google by employing a competing assistant on its new Android handsets.

Of course, there is the possibility that Viki is not an assistant and is related to some other project that Nokia is working on. Still, the name Viki, especially spelled in this manner, certainly has the feel of a virtual, voice activated personal assistant.

Nokia seeks to trademark the name Viki in the EU

Nokia seeks to trademark the name Viki in the EU


source: GSMInfo.nl (translated)

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posted on 08 Jan 2017, 11:27

1. unmaskedfalesh (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 May 2014)


ViKi as in I,Robot?

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 11:44

2. lyndon420 (Posts: 4661; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I was thinking the same thing lol.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 11:49

3. trojan_horse (Posts: 2634; Member since: 06 May 2016)


In that case, the Viki name will suit Nokia's Virtual Assistant just fine... Unless Nokia gets sued by the creators of the iRobot movie.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 13:27

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14969; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They should for them being a patent troll.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 14:18 5

12. MDCHO (Posts: 109; Member since: 28 Jul 2016)


Then I guess that is why Apple get sued by Nokia. For Apple being patent troll.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 15:13 2

15. trojan_horse (Posts: 2634; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Exactly that. ^^

And it's Apple who began sueing Nokia in the first place. Nokia counter-sued Apple, and now Apple is on the losing side of the battle... That's why Mxy is so salty, as seen in post #9.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 19:59 1

16. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2098; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Hush, you can't talk about his deity like that, he'll give you his signature 12-year old replies.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 12:18

5. sayahh (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Jun 2016)


Or this other robot, Vicki:
v=ukSvjqwJixw

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 11:56

4. sip1995 (Posts: 1602; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Why they trademark something in EU since they don't sell anything in EU, just like the Nokia 6. I bet it'll be a Chine only feature.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 12:28 2

6. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1187; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


The Western markets phones will be announced on the at MWC 2017

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 12:36 1

7. nokia12 (Posts: 540; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


They will , wait till MWC for announcement of global phones..

EU is their biggest market for premium high end phones ..

Nokia 6 is china exclusive to take advantage of Chinese New year Sales

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 14:01 1

11. Xperia14 (Posts: 582; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Be patient. They will come to Europe.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 12:59 2

8. meanestgenius (Posts: 13845; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Now this is a bit of interesting information. I'm hoping that it is Virtual Assistant. Will be interesting to see how it stacks up against Alexa, Cortana, and the others. Can't wait to see the Nokia high-end offerings!

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 14:21 1

13. MDCHO (Posts: 109; Member since: 28 Jul 2016)


I agree with you, Meanestgenius.This very interesting new. I want to see how this play out. And I want to see flagship Nokia phone. I wil buy in an instant.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 13:46

10. Feanor (Posts: 753; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Siri, Viki, Cortana, Alexa... Starts getting a bit silly. Now I understand the decision of Google to keep their virtual assistant named just Assistant.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 08:27

18. Settings (Posts: 1800; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I read that in an article somewhere, names with consonant and vowel combinations on each syllable are easily audible by voice recognition.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 14:58

14. FlySheikh (Posts: 276; Member since: 02 Oct 2015)


Time will tell.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 21:29

17. FindMyPhone (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Jun 2015)


The Nokia 6 is one of those phones that will attract many age groups, due to it's size, specs and price:okia6.yolasite.com

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