Microsoft TellMe vs Apple Siri
November 24, 2011 in Miscellaneous Stuff by
Nowadays, Siri is a big player behind the successful marketing and selling of iPhone 4S, apart from other great features on iPhone 4S. Being Siri was mastered by Apple, it was then not reachable to Androids and other OS.
In a recent interview with Eric Savitz, Craig Mundie –Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer- told Eric that Microsoft has had a similar capability (Microsoft TellMe) in Windows Phones for more than a year.
Yeah, it’s called Microsoft TellMe and here is a bit about it:
Microsoft Tellme and its sophisticated speech recognition platform are at the forefront of a new wave of speech-enabled innovations and products spanning automobiles, mobile devices and personal productivity software. This newsroom provides you with the latest news, articles, press materials and more related to Microsoft Tellme.
Moreover, Mundie said in the interview:
“People are infatuated with Apple announcing it [Siri].
You are right, it’s good marketing, but I mean 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.
So you know, you can take this Windows Phone now, and you can just pick them up and you could say text Eric…”
Okay, stop there. Now let’s see the comparison between the two devices that claimed by Mundie to have similar capability. So, Jason from techaudottv showed us the comparison between Apple’s Siri and Microsoft TellMe.
“I mean, all that is already there, fully function been there for years.”
told Mundie in the interview.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. As you can see on the video above, Microsoft TellMe failed to meet users’ expectation.
He was doing well when talking about Kinnect, completely messed up when going on the defensive about Siri. Siri will make voice recognition actually usable and reliable enough to be more functional with a degree of utility, in the same way that Apple took touch screens and made it into a instinctual component of UI.
What’s the worst, most ignorant comment has made by a big boy from a giant company.
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