Microsoft’s Craig Mundie last week said that Siri was nothing special, and Microsoft’s own voice capabilities have been around for over a year. Why have Siri become so popular whereas many may not even have heard of ‘TellMe’? The answer according to Microsoft is ‘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.

The video below featuring the battle between the two voice assistants speaks for itself, be sure to check it out and listen to their subsequent responses when asked to complete a task…

[via Redmond Pie]

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