Amazon has acquired Evi, a company that offers a Siri-like voice-activated personal assistant, for $26 million, according to reports.

Much like Siri, Evi(which is already available as an iPhone and an Android app) invites users ask questions and search for solutions. Looking for a restaurant, information on the number of calories in a meal or who directed a specific film? Evi will search the Internet to find answers and will speak the answer back to you. She’ll also send text messages on your behalf and give you directions. We’ve embedded a video demonstration of the tool above.

It’s not clear what Amazon plans to do with the technology but it would support rumors of a Kindle phone and perhaps they would even add the feature to Kindle tablets and eReaders. Evi, can you read me War and Peace?