Apple's Siri versus Windows Phone's Ziggy

Summary:Apple's Siri set the pace for voice control on smartphones last year, and competitors are now coming out of the woodwork to challenge Apple's new yardstick. Can Ziggy for the Windows Phone 7 usurp the voice throne?

Apple's Siri set the pace for voice control on smartphones last year and competitors are now coming out of the woodwork to challenge Apple's new yardstick. Can Ziggy for the Windows Phone 7 usurp the voice throne?

Ask Ziggy is a free app available on the Windows Phone Marketplace that translates your voice into actions on the phone. It has a few advantages over Siri, in that it's not a beta product and can also hook into your social media applications to update your status.

We decided to put Apple's Siri voice command system head-to-head with Ziggy to see who would emerge victorious.

The rules of this game are that each device gets a go at getting it right without throwing us to an irrelevant web search or failing to detect what was said.

Watch the video to see if Ziggy can cut the mustard.

Topics: Apple, Microsoft, Mobility, Windows

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A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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