Apple says its voice recognition app – Siri – is intelligent and it understands what you mean. This is primarily due to Siri’s analytical brain – Wolfram Alpha. Unlike most other search engines, Wolfram Alpha doesn’t search the web, it understand it by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
So when you ask Siri what is the best smartphone in the market right now, you can expect the chatty collection of codes to return a response that’s intelligent, and maybe it did.
Some iPhone 4S users in the US asked Siri “what’s the best cell phone ever?” and it returned a surprising result. Based on the Wolfram Alpha method, Siri says the Nokia Lumia 900 is the best cell phone ever and here’s how it came up with that blasphemous revelation.
This is based on the data collected in the US, and of course we won’t know if Siri is telling the truth for a few more weeks till the Lumia 900 is launched here but what do you think?
With an all-aluminium unibody design, the Xperia P features a 4-inch Reality Display (960×540 pixels, 275ppi) with Sony’s WhiteMagic technology. WhiteMagic adds a white sub-pixel to the traditional RGB (red, green and blue) pixels found in a typical LCD panel. The white pixel allows backlight to pass through to produce the colour white where traditionally, the backlight would have had to pass through all three sub-pixels in the right proportion to produce the same effect. This results in a display that is twice as bright outdoors and up to twice as power efficient indoors than conventional LCD displays. The WhiteMagic display is measured to produce a brightness of 935nits.
Other specs include a 1GHz NovaThor STE U8500 dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB of on board storage. There’s also an 8MP Exmor R camera with fast capture, 1080p HD recording and Sony’s 2D and 3D panoramic sweep feature. Battery capacity is 1305mAh. NFC is also included.
Available in silver, black and red, the Xperia P will be available in stores starting 23 May and will retail for RM1,499. For a limited time the Xperia P will come bundled with a Smart Headset, car charger with Micro USB cable and 2 SmartTags (black and red), all worth RM379.
The Xperia U with its unique exchangeable end caps and dynamic mood lighting will hit stores 15 May. Featuring Sony’s unique xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology, the 3.5-inch (854×480 pixels 280ppi) packs a 1GHz NovaThor STE U8500 dual-core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB of on board storage. The Xperia U also packs a 5MP
Exmor R camera with fast capture and 720p HD video recording. Battery capacity is a modest 1320mAh. The Xperia U does not have NFC.
Available in black with pink exchangeable cap; black with white exchangeable cap; and white with yellow exchangeable cap, the Xperia U retails for a very attractive RM899, the price includes a car charger with Micro USB cable worth RM59 as well while stocks last.
Finally, we have the Xperia sola which features Sony’s unique floating touch interface that allows you to navigate the web by hovering your finger above the screen so it acts like a moving curser without having to touch the screen. Sony says the technology will open doors for developers to create new ways for users to interface with apps in the future.
Specs-wise the Xperia sola brings a 3.7-inch Reality Display (854×480 pixels, 265ppi), NFC, 1GHz NovaThor STE U8500 dual-core processor with 512MB RAM and 8GB of on board storage, micro SD expansion
Available in a choice of black, red and white the Xperia sola retails for RM999 and comes bundled with a car charger with Micro USB cable and 2 SmartTags (Blue and White). The device will hit stores on 15 May, the same day as the Xperia U.
Sony says that Xperia P, U and sola will run on Android Gingerbread but will soon be upgraded Ice Cream Sandwich before the first half of 2012.
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