While Siri is down on the iPhone network, Vlingo is virtually
assistant-ing quite well
I must admit when I first saw the the Siri virtual assistant feature on
the iPhone 4S I though it was pretty damned cool. But, except to impress
your friends by asking stupid questions and getting smart-ass answers
from the virtual assistant lady, it seems more of a novelty than a
really great productivity app. Especially when it seems to go down on a
semi-frequent basis. Hey, maybe that would be a good question for Siri,
"Do you go down?" The answer could be interesting if Siri has her mind
in the gutter.
It is entertaining asking Siri trick questions like "what is the meaning
of life?" (she has a quite long and almost profound answer to that) and
"what are you wearing?" (she has an answer for that too). But, after the
novelty wears off and you want to get to actually using Siri as a
personal virtual assistant is she really any better than the
Vlingo Virtual Assistant for Android devices?
I've been using Vlingo on my
HTC Thunderbolt 4G for a few months now, and I do find it very
useful for making calls, texting and finding restaurants or businesses
nearby. It admittedly isn't as cool as Siri when you ask it stupid
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