I’m fairly surprised with the iPhone 4S Siri assistant.
No, really. I am!
Not because it’s something absolutely new (in fact Apple is the latest one to jump into the voice recognition game) but because they have pulled it out with style.
I don’t think Siri will be useful at all besides typical functions like composing a text message or performing a basic web search. I mean, come on, are you really going to trust a voice-recognition system in scheduling your appointments without double-checking first that it hasn’t made a mistake? So in that regard it’s the same as what most competitors already have.
But Siri also has a fun factor that the others lack. As an example here are a few funny real replies of Siri taken by Joshua Topolsky from ThisIsMyNext.com: