Report: Before Apple swooped in, Verizon planned to add Siri to Droid phones

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) approached the company Siri in the fall of 2009, several months before Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) expressed interest in Siri, according to the Huffington Post. The report noted that Verizon had inked a deal with Siri to make the company's digital personal assistant a default app on all of Verizon's Android phones set to launch in 2010. However, Siri's Verizon deal was scuttled when Apple bought Siri for a reported $150 million to $250 million. That tidbit is just one of many the Huffington Post uncovered in its in-depth report on the history and legacy of Siri. The report traces Siri's rise from a U.S. Defense Department research project to a key feature in Apple's iPhones. Article