April, 2012: Apple’s Siri may have started it but you no longer need an iPhone 4S to get a smooth-talking, super-helpful, voice-controlled personal assistant.
Check out these worthy Siri copycats for smartphones. They work with other apps to leap to your rescue when you ask them questions:
Includes a feature that lets you update your Facebook and Twitter status by voice. Preloaded on some Windows Mobile Phones. Free for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and (for now) BlackBerry. Website.