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This is Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri

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    This is Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri


    Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana, a personal digital assistant designed to rival Siri and Google Now. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge how Cortana looks and operates, replacing the built-in Bing search functionality on Windows Phone 8.1. While the feature is named after the Halo game series, Cortana will take the form of a circular animated icon instead of a female character. Cortana will animate when it’s speaking or thinking, forming a personality not dissimilar to Apple’s Siri.
    Read more at: This is Cortana, Microsoft?s answer to Siri | The Verge


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    I hope that is all they are touting it to be.
    Besides that, there are a lot of good things coming in WP8.1.
    This will be interesting and fun come about April 2nd (If you have a developers preview account) or so.

    https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/featured/update3

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    Since we are speaking of what is coming to WP8.1....
    It's too bad this wasn't in the WP8 release.
    But better late than never.

    Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ?spring update? | Windows Phone Central
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    Video showing Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 added to first post.
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    Looks cool !

    Maybe it's time to think on getting a Windows Phone for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Looks cool !

    Maybe it's time to think on getting a Windows Phone for me.

    I would highly recommend checking them out.
    Regardless of Cortana or the coming WP8.1 Update. The Lumia's (Mine and the wife's are 928's) are very good phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Looks cool !

    Maybe it's time to think on getting a Windows Phone for me.

    I just love my Lumia 1520.
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    Delete Plz - Double Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Looks cool !

    Maybe it's time to think on getting a Windows Phone for me.


    I would highly recommend checking them out.
    Regardless of Cortana or the coming WP8.1 Update. The Lumia's (Mine and the wife's are 928's) are very good phones.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    I just love my Lumia 1520.
    Thanks for your input.
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    Hmmm.... I was thinking we were going to hear Cortana's voice, like the one from Halo
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