Well Apple has almost marketed the new iPhone 3S on the personal assistant Siri. We are all aware of Siri and its capabilities but then the technology giant’s rival, Microsoft is very keen to tell us that they have developed it first. They said that the voice control was in their windows phone about a year ago.
Craig Mundie, who is Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, hit the internet. During his interview he suggested that Apple has just marketed Siri in a good way but Microsoft is the first brand to introduce voice control in any device about a year back.
He said: “People are infatuated with Apple announcing it. It’s good marketing, but at least as the technological capability you could argue that Microsoft has had a similar capability in Windows Phones for more than a year, since Windows Phone 7 was introduced.”
Mundie noted that Apple iPhone 4S has very little things for the users to get attracted thus Apple just focused on Siri and the marketing stunt somehow became successful for them.
Well now the basic question comes into mind is that which one is better. Obviously Siri is because the TellMe has a narrow horizon as compared to the Siri.
You cannot ask any vague question, the feature is quite limited and often it does not get you right. The default search engine used by Microsoft’s voice command service is bing and the assistant misinterprets many of the voice commands so badly.
Jason from TechAu has created the video in which he has shown the capabilities of the Siri on iPhone 4S and TellMe on Windows mobile.
When same voice commands were given to both the assistants, Siri is far beyond the level of TellMe. He asked the two assistants to create e meeting for him, play a song, send a text message and check the time for him.
Siri did each and everything in a right way but TellMe was simply failed to get the command right. Even if gets the command in a right manner, Siri does it much faster than it.
Siri also has a sense of interpreting some trciky question like if you ask Siri “Do I need my raincoat tomorrow” It will automatically search your location, find out the weather update and will let you know if there are any chances of rain tomorrow. That is the beauty imparted to Siri by the Technical giant.
Well obviously this is a failure of marketing by the software giant. Apple just promoted the feature about two weeks before the handset was to hit the shelves.
Apple knows what to do and when to do. If you do a thing on right time, that is something which matters. Microsoft has to remind people now that they had this technology on their handsets for more than a year. Well where were you when you first launched it?
Obviously TellMe is first to be released but the point is not to be first rather it is to be the best. Siri has no competition yet and even if Microsoft wants to take the credit of being first, they can take it but Siri has just ruled out every one else. Share your thoughts.