It’s not Consumer Reports, but we’ve entered a new era in product recommendations. Yes, folks, in the 21st century, our gadgets will recommend other gadgets to you, eliminating the human stain from the equation.
Such was the case last week when Apple’s Siri was caught saying that the best smartphone was Nokia’s Lumia 900 running Windows Phone.
What? Is Siri that stupid? Well, yes and no.
When MDN asked “What’s the best smartphone ever?” Siri responded with a searched list of the best mobile phones, and right on top was the Nokia Lumia 900 4G from AT&T.
Uh oh. How embarrassing is that?
Here’s the deal. Siri is capable of learning. Shortly thereafter, Faux News reviewed the Nokia Lumia 900 smart phone running Windows Phone.
Overall, Faux News liked the Lumia 900 but wasn’t flabbergasted by it and had no trouble listing plenty of faults.
Apparently, Siri checks the web for news and found out that the Nokia Lumia was panned by a number of reviewers, so Siri altered her recommendation, and now responds with a more discrete, “I think you’ve already answered that question” and “You’re kidding, right?”
TheNextWeb, those dirtbaggery-like folks who don’t mind using someone else’s article and treating as their own, decided to hijack the conversation and asked a Nokia Lumia 800 phone what the best smartphone ever is.
The answer? Yes, “The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone You Can Buy.” Windows Phone uses a combination of Microsoft’s Bing search engine and their TellMe service to come up with the right answers.
Nokia’s Microsoft-based phones may not be big sellers when compared to iPhone or Android, but they’re smart nonetheless.