A couple days ago we posted about the comments made by a Microsoft executive that Apple’s voice offering in Siri is ‘nothing special’, and that it comes down to ‘good marketing’:
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.
You can pick ‘em up and say ‘text Eric’ and say what you wanna say and it transcribes it. You can query anything through Bing by just saying the words. I mean, all that’s already there. Fully functional, been there for a year.
TechAu decided to put Siri (still in beta) versus Tellme to a head to head test, to see what service performs better. Watch the video below, and tell me what you think: