Originally Posted by DallasFlier
There's no doubt that Siri is more sophisticated, but after trying out the free version of Vlingo (and eagerly waiting the free upgrade to be posted from RIM), I honestly think that in terms of day-to-day usage and ability to enhance my efficiency, that Vlingo is almost as good as Siri.
The Siri add shows someone saying "I'm locked out" and Siri returns a list of nearby locksmiths. If you say "I'm locked out" to Vlingo, you get back more things - not only locksmiths but eHow articles on locks, etc etc. BUT, if you say "locksmiths" to Vlingo, then you get back a distance-ordered list of locksmiths, which is exactly what you want. So, ask yourself, would you be more likely with your phone (or your computer) to say or type "I'm locked out" or are you used to a search for "locksmiths" and would actually be just as likely, or more, to say that?
If, like me, you think being able to say "locksmiths" to your phone and have it return a distance-ordered list - and being able to say "call Bob cell" or "call Bob mobile" (it understands either word) and have it instantly place the call - is very good functionality, then definitely check out Vlingo!
(Disclaimer - I have no ownership/interest/financial stake in Vlingo)
Difference is that vlingo has been around as long as the Earth(I keed!!), Siri? Not so much. Give it time, Siri will make vlingo look like a a rider on the short bus.
Don't get me wrong though. I use vlingo and DriveSafe.ly, they both do what they say they do. I always thought Nuance (Dragon Naturally Speaking/ Dragon Dictate etc...) would partner with RIM long before anyone else. It seems like Apple tried vlingo as well, and went with Nuance.