Santa Claus is using Siri and being tracked with the help of Verizon Wireless. However, there is a problem, he probably can't bring iPhone 4S smartphones to good little boys and girls in time if he wants to shop online.
Although Santa's has never had a problem with navigation, he is seen asking Siri for directions, weather conditions, checking for emails and 3.7 billion appointments. Apparently Rudolph may file a patent lawsuit because Siri is nosing in on his territory. There is also talk of a palimony suit if Santa ditches Rudolph for Siri.
Maybe Santa should ask Siri "How can I give iPhone 4S smartphones in time for Christmas?"
We're glad Santa is not overtly selling the iPhone because on the Apple website it shows the iPhone 4S shipping in 1-2 weeks which won't make it in the nick of time for Christmas. According to Nielsen the iPhone is the number three most wanted gift by kids 6-12 years old.
We're not as important as Santa, so we had to wait for the Apple Genius answered 5 other calls first to reach our local Apple store. The phone was answered by a male "Siri" who claimed to understand English. Our local Apple store did have some iPhone 4S in stock for all carriers. There may also be stock of iPhone 4S at Best Buy, Target, or carrier stores, therefore Santa will just has to go from store to store get enough iPhone 4S stock.
While parents become anxious because the children will cry Christmas when they don't find their very own iPhone 4s smartphones, at least they will be able to track Santa's flight with the help of Verizon.
Verizon will team with the North American Aerospace Defense Command to provide t the toll-free hotline -- 1-877-HI-NORAD from 4 a.m. Mountain Time on Dec. 24 to 3 a.m. Mountain Time on Dec. 25 to allow children to track Santa's trek around the globe.
Verizon will provide high-speed wireless data connectivity over its 4G LTE wireless network to Santa-tracking volunteers at the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base. This will allow the volunteers to download apps, access the Internet to help track Santa's progress and instantly respond to emails.
This year, Verizon employees will join more than 1,200 volunteers representing military personnel from Colorado Springs, their families and friends, and NORAD Tracks Santa corporate contributors to staff the NORAD Santa tracking hotline.
Starting at 12 a.m. Mountain Time on Dec. 24, children of all ages also can visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website (www.noradsanta.org), which will provide real-time information on Santa's exact location. The information will be available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese, and will include radar maps and streaming "SantaCam" video images from cities along Santa's journey.
In addition, for the first time, parents and children can download free smart phone apps in the Apple iTunes .