Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year

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  • Reply 21 of 144
    they are right that Apple basically hammered on one feature because everything else was just updates.



    but how is that really different than many other companies. One major 'new' bit at a time is generally the norm. Just like the marketing tends to be 99% focused on that big new thing
  • Reply 22 of 144
    Well if the voice recognition software on the Windows phone is anything like what MS has put on my new Ford Focus . . . . . they really shouldn't be bragging. Actually the whole MS package MS wrote for the Focus is a piece of shite.
  • Reply 23 of 144
    "Tell Me" is like Siri in the the sense that Rebecca Black is like Annie Lennox. Really, what's the difference? They both sing, right?
  • Reply 24 of 144
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Microsoft's Craig Mundie said that the iPhone's Siri voice recognition software is not new technology as a similar system has been available on the Windows Phone for over a year, and claims Apple marketed the capability to shift focus away from the iPhone 4S's lack of new features.



    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]."



    He's never used Siri.
  • Reply 25 of 144
    I really want someone to post a video of someone using Siri and TellMe side-by-side after this statement by MS.



    I've known since its intro that Siri is not some completely new tech (it was an app before). So that's not news. But I've never heard of this WP7 feature until just now.



    Based on the ad posted above, it looks somewhat interesting, though I immediately have questions, especially about the delivery of the reservation info hours (days, weeks ?) later. Do you just talk at the phone like the ad shows? What exactly can it do.



    I've long been an Apple fan, but I don't necessarily discount everything from MS just because it is MS. But they need to back up this claim a bit more. Hope someone with WP7 can post that video. Wonder what TellMe thinks the meaning of life is?
  • Reply 26 of 144
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    Originally Posted by iObserver View Post


    what the guy means to say is that windows phones have had voice recognition for a year, not siri-like capabilities. to be more accurate, windows phones have had "nuance" like capabilities, which is voice rec (albeit better than window's). siri is revolutionary in that it understands plain language as opposed to a limited number of pre-scripted prompts.



    my 2 cents, he's just trying to get publicity by talkin smack on Apple. everyone on these forums know that nothing spreads faster than bad news about impervious Apple.



    I agree 100%. When high-ups give these types of interviews to the media, the key is to avoid reading too much into what they actually say. It's the big picture that matters.



    This guy is basically saying, "Siri is child's play. We've got something bigger to show you."
  • Reply 27 of 144
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    And some people wonder why they get called trolls on this forum.



    When somebody has the exact same bogus talking points that Apple's competitor's use and the same talking points that is in Samsung commercials, then you know that they are Fandroid trolls.



    But it looks exactly the same, and they didn't change the number 4 to 5! The iPhone 4S is a huge flop! What a disappointment! I'm gonna get me a smooth Android phone instead because the screen is bigger and I'm too poor to afford a proper tablet !



    Nevermind.
  • Reply 28 of 144
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by linkgx1 View Post


    Nevermind.



    Wise decision.
  • Reply 29 of 144
    Wow, this guy is just figuring out this whole how-to-run-a-business thing now?!



    How dare Apple--a public company whose sole mission is to provide investors with ROI--do something to entice people to buy their products?! Never mind that most of the people who were deflated by the iPhone 4S's new features were hardcore tech geeks, a minority of the phone-buying public, and not regular folks who were intrigued by Siri.



    It sill beguiles to think that there are companies out there who think that good marketing means going to peoples' houses, putting a gun to their head, and forcing them to buy a product. If you have a good product, shitty marketing will sell it. Good marketing will sell more. A shitty product won't sell no matter how much perfume you spray on the POS.
  • Reply 30 of 144
    bcodebcode Posts: 141member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cy_starkman View Post


    I've always seen the "new" thing being rather an admittance they didn't get it right yet. The hammer is one of our most advanced technologies.



    amen.
  • Reply 31 of 144
    nagrommenagromme Posts: 2,834member
    Macs have had Siri-?like? capability since the 1990s! You could launch an app or ask for the time. (Still can with OS X.)



    Siri isn?t new, merely much better!



    (I agree, though, Apple is touting all the new features?like Siri, faster speed, the camera?because the 4S lacks new features )
  • Reply 32 of 144
    Sour grapes from Microsoft. Why am I not surprised.



    The Windows phone is rapidly disappearing in the iPhone's rear view mirror.
  • Reply 33 of 144
    Siri was avalible in the movie Blank Check. Little known fact ya'll.
  • Reply 34 of 144
    And Herman Cain hasn't been inappropriate with anyone...PERIOD!

    And android is OPEN!

    And republicans are COMPASSIONATE!
  • Reply 35 of 144
    So, Apple marketed a major new feature (Siri) to distract from... the absence of major new features? If that's what passes for logic in Redmond, no wonder they keep screwing up their products with ribbons and animated paper clips!
  • Reply 36 of 144
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tomlawler View Post


    And Herman Cain hasn't been inappropriate with anyone...PERIOD!

    And android is OPEN!

    And republicans are COMPASSIONATE!



    I suggest that you delete your post, otherwise I am going to have to reply to it and liberals won't like what I will say about them.



    There is a political section of this forum where you can take your delusions.
  • Reply 37 of 144
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    I suggest that you delete your post, otherwise I am going to have to reply to it and liberals won't like what I will say about them.



    There is a political section of this forum where you can take your delusions.



    You're a Reupblican that owns an Apple product. Mind blown.
  • Reply 38 of 144
    Mundie: ?I mean, all that?s already there. Fully functional, been there for a year.?



    So?maybe that really is why Mundie dismisses Siri: Microsoft?s version of the feature hasn?t sparked sales of the Windows Phone 7, so he can?t imagine it?s a big deal on any platform.



    Moreover, Microsoft?s culture is throughly suffused with robber baron thinking, even at the research nexus he inhabits?it?s the only way Microsoft knows how to make money.



    In other words, he and the rest of the chiefs make such unwittingly ignorant remarks because they habitually wear big, fat dollar signs like horse blinders. Whoa, Nellie!
  • Reply 39 of 144
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tomlawler View Post


    And Herman Cain hasn't been inappropriate with anyone...PERIOD!

    And android is OPEN!

    And republicans are COMPASSIONATE!



    What does this have to do with anything? I had compassionate sex with a Republican.*



















    *Ronald Regan and Clinton, actually*











    *These statemetns have not been evaluated by the FDA or Linkgx1's subconcious/twisted fantasy.
  • Reply 40 of 144
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by linkgx1 View Post


    You're a Reupblican that owns an Apple product. Mind blown.



    Nope, I'm not a Republican. I don't belong to any political party. I am merely anti-fascist, anti-nazi and anti-liberal.



    And don't believe in the false myth that only one type of people uses Apple products. Even George Bush used multiple Apple devices.
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