We may all know Siri as the all-intelligent, witty voice assistant with a sexy female voice that comes with every purchase of Apple’s iPhone 4S.
We also know that Siri has been pre-programmed to respond with over-the-top, witty comebacks to absurd questions thrown its way, which has inspired a lot of jokes about Apple’s voice assistant and has spawned a number of Internet memes.
Siri’s latest caper, however, may be something its real master — Apple — may not like: When asked the question, “What is the best smartphone ever?” Siri throws back the following answer:
Oops! Kulang pa ata sa training si Siri at Nokia Lumia 900 ang sinagot. Nikka Singson-Abes, Corp. Communications Manager for Nokia Philippines, could only heave a sigh of relief when responding to one of the Facebook posts on the matter: “Honest si Siri. Inaccept ko na nga as friend on FB eh =),” she jokingly quipped.
Of course, the Nokia Lumia 900 has yet to be launched in the Philippines (although we’re pretty sure Nokia is doing the big reveal next week, based on the invite we received), but it has already received glowing reviews from technology blogs and magazines abroad.
To refresh your memory, here’s a quick run-through of the specs of the Lumia 900:
- OS: Windows Phone 7 Tango
- Networks: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- Speed: HSDPA+ Dual Carrier cat 24 (42 Mbps), HSUPA cat 6: 5.8 Mbps
- Display: 4.3” WVGA (800×480) AMOLED capacitive touch ClearBlack display
- Camera: 8Mpix auto-focus with f2.2, LED flash
- Size/Weight: 127.8mm x 68.5mm x 11.5mm / 160g
- Processor: 1.4 GHz Single Core/Snapdragon APQ8055 + MDM9200
- Memory: 512MB RAM, 16GB storage
- Battery: 1830mAh
- Operating times – Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 7 hours. Standby time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 300 hours.
- Tentative price: around P30,000
We did a bit of digging at nadiskubre namin na yung Lumia 900 ang nasa pinaka-una ng listahan for best smartphones sa WolframAlpha, the content partner Siri uses for difficult questions users ask of it. In the list, the Lumia 900 got a rating of “5,” but we have to know that it’s not the only one that got the rating.
According to Paris Lemon, a columnist at TechCrunch, WolframAlpha gets its gadgets from Best Buy, one of the biggest retailers in the US. “It’s data from Best Buy based on user ratings,” Lemon said. Kaya naman pala!