Siri: "Sorry, I'm crappy. I'm being sold in many countries worldwide, including in your country at Canadian Apple stores but Canada just isn't part of Apple's 4S commitment at this time. Thanks for buying the new hardware, though! Apple staff and its shareholders appreciate your money you stupid consumer."
@Nicole, Here's the problem. You said, "It's especially maddening when you watch the Apple commercials which make Siri seem like she's capable of being everyone's closest and most capable companion." . . . Yet you didn't invite Siri to the concert!
By the way, my husband loves the Brothers. I'll take two tickets when you find out how to buy them.
We gave it our best shot! Perhaps it's not the fault of our accents, then, if Siri didn't understand your request either. The number of times she offers to search the Web is a bit maddening when we can, of course, go straight to the Web ourselves.
Hope you manage to get those tickets, with or without Siri!
Verizon's one-data-plan-for-all-devices could revolutionize mobile data by making it practical to have multiple devices share a plan, and thus encourage users to cellular-equip all their portable appliances.
To date, smartphone apps have only been able to work with 50Meg chunks of information. Well, recent technical advances have been able to boost that number to 4Gbytes. Consequently, developers will be able to work with more complex data types. But will wireless networks be able to handle the additional traffic?
If RIM has fallen behind, and Microsoft was never there, smartphone-wise, who's keeping them in the game? The mobile operators! Why? Because mobile operators don't want a few giant handsets controlling their destiny.
Google bid on spectrum once, but it can get into the cellular carrier business a cheaper way by becoming a mobile virtual network operator. Since Apple is looking at that approach, we may get our phone service from our handset vendors in the future.
Apple is said to be preparing a new iPhone that's technically carrier-independent. Apple may split from carriers financially, too, by subsidizing iPhones and iPads with subscriptions to its impending cloud-based media service.
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