Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider:
In an interview last week with Forbes, Microsoft Chief
Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie said that Siri’s
capabilities are not Apple-specific, and notes that Windows
Phone’s similar “Tellme” technology has been functional for
over a year.
“The Tellme facility’s been in the Windows 7 phone for more than a
year,” Mundie said. “So I mean I just think people are infatuated
with Apple announcing [Siri].”
That’s a curious thing to say. As Jean-Louis Gassée notes on Twitter:
If true: We’re imbeciles
If false: We’re imbeciles.
I’ve played with Tellme on Windows Phone 7 and I’d say it’s a lot like Voice Control on iOS. Similar in scope, and at least as accurate, if not better. Not bad at all — but not Siri.
★ Wednesday, 23 November 2011