I'm not sold that I need Siri. Sure it would be nice to know what a good Vietnamese restaurant is nearby and do it by voice command.
But there is already a good voice command / recognition program out there: Vlingo.
Unlike Dragon Dictation, it is clearer and easier to use. It also does not translate Denton's name and change it into '710'. That is a downside, as now all of the group calls him 710.
But Vlingo does a Press & Speak thing that lets you dial a phone number, send an email or text message - orally.
When tested the other day, it was about 90% accurate. Yeah, you might have to say last name if you know more than one 'Blobby'. As if you know more than one!
Still 710 sent me emails, called my phone and sent me a text. And this is the best feature:
A profanity filter!!!!! Why the fuck would I ever turn this on???
So, "H-E-Double Hockey Sticks" is apparently now a "profanity". Go figure. Next is 'egads' or 'drat'!!! The 1700s has returned!
The big draw, of course, is it is free. You know me, cheap as they come. I've never used the Dragon Dictation, so I think I'll be deleting that. I don't need it.
I wasn't really in the market to upgrade my iPhone and now I certainly don't need to for Siri. This will do just fine.