Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

Summary: Sprint customers got their iPhone. Here's a look at how the Siri voice technology works on the device.

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Here's a look at a demo of the iPhone 4S voice capabilities on Sprint.

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  • o_O

    Computer. Are there any life signs on that M class planet?
    People
  • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

    No it's not a problem, you're just speaking wrong ;-)
    tonymcs@...
  • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

    Having tried voice recognition on and off for many years, I am skeptical about how well this works in the real world.

    Also, the female voice replies sound really bad. It's like 80's level technology.
    BillDem
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

      @BillDem

      OS X includes several user selectable voices for computer assisted speech functions.

      I don't know for sure but I suspect the female voice on the demo can be changed.
      kenosha77a
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

      @BillDem I find I'm quite interested and a bit psyched to see if Apple finally nailed voice recognition because on iOS4 it blows... and it was the one thing Microsoft got right with it's voice recognition software on WM 5 and up.
      athynz
  • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

    Voice recognition? Is this new?
    Droid101
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

      @Droid101

      No. But fully integrated into a mobile device might be.
      kenosha77a
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

      @Droid101 Driveby! What's up? Got anything new or the same old same old trolling? Yup, just as I thought just another drive by trolling by Droid101.

      But to feed the troll and answer your question no voice recognition is not new by any means and was in fact quite nicely integrated into the WM platform long before Android ever thought about it. Apple is simply fully integrating it into their OS using Siri technology that they got when buying the company.

      Any other questions I can answer for there old boy?
      athynz
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

      @Droid101
      Siri is not about voice recognition... look at it closer.

      iPhone 3GS can do voice recognition... so using voice isn't something new to iPhones, its been there a few versions.
      doh123
    • No

      @Droid101 - It's the AI that is the innovation here. It reminds me of the little known but powerful AI that was part of Newton, adopted for voice where I think it will be a lot more effective. From all accounts it appears to be the case.
      People
  • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

    Apple will now claim that it "invented" all forms of voice recognition for use on a mobile device, and sue anyone who dares offer the feature :)
    spark555
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S Siri on Sprint's network (demo)

      @spark555
      is that supposed to be funny? Voice recognition isn't new to iPhones, and Siri is about much more than recognizing voices, its about recognizing meanings of words.. and using all the capabilities of your phone. It uses voice as the interface, but its not all about using voice.
      doh123
    • Lame troll attempt; Apple's says it invented something when it really did

      @spark555
      DDERSSS
  • Sprint??

    Why does it matter if it's on Sprint? The Siri stuff has nothing to do with the network, does it? Bizarre article. Is this a thinly veiled ad or something?
    phronk
  • "On Sprint's Network"

    Why does it matter what network it's on? Is this some weird paid advertisement masquerading as news?
    phronk