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Siri: Nokia Lumia 900 is the best smartphone ever

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 May 2012 21:37 User comments (4)

Siri: Nokia Lumia 900 is the best smartphone ever Siri cheating on iPhone 4S.
Users noticed that when Siri is asked to find the "best smartphone ever," it actually gives an answer that recommends rival Nokia's Lumia 900 Windows Phone handset, and not any of Apple's gear.

The reason for Siri's betrayal of iPhone is explained easily though. The service returns results for the question from WolframAlpha, which returns exactly the same result as Siri when asked, "What is the best smartphone ever?".

WolframAlpha's results show that the Nokia Lumia 900 has four user reviews with a score of 5 out of 5, while a list of smartphones ranked by customer review does not even include an iPhone.

Since launching the iPhone 4S, Siri has given all kinds of bizarre answers to questions, ranking from answers that were hilarious to ones that actually caused controversy.

In November, Siri came under fire because it could not provide information on abortion clinics or contraception, but it could answer questions about where to have sex, or where a local escort service is located. Some groups were particularly angered that questions about abortion instead returned results for pregnancy crisis centers.

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4 user comments

111.5.2012 22:18

hahaha

212.5.2012 1:30

OF COURSE THEY PROGRAMMED 'SIRI' THAT WAY!!!!

Is this anything new to people that have half a brain?????

If you programmed a relatively "advanced" voice recog software.........wouldn't you put something obscure but just offensive enough to 'many' in your creation?????? I would totally try to sway people in a different, potentially biased direction.

Nothing wrong with that as long as it is easily circumventable by a non-idiot. In this case.......GOOGLE, YAHOO or for crying out LOUD..........................ASK.com (GOD help anyone using that heinous service.)

313.5.2012 8:58

Magic mirror on the wall, ... X-D


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

413.5.2012 14:56

Siri: Nokia Lumia 900 is the best smartphone ever?

I just tried it on my Iphone 4s. It said the one I am holding. aka my Iphone 4s

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