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Microsoft Tests Cortana Personal Assistant for Windows Phone

Sep 12 2013, 12:06pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Microsoft’s Cortana is the Latest Personal Assistant for Windows Phone

Similar to Siri, Cortana is the Microsoft’s latest virtual personal assistant for Windows Phone that is under testing. It is a seamless piece of technology that will detect queries so quickly that it will almost seem like magic to the users. It will reportedly come with Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft is up to its old tricks again. This time around it is in the final stages of building a Windows Phone 8.1 that will also feature an exciting personal assistant. Nicknamed “Cortana” after the player from the famous Halo Series, it will allow access to a handset via voice orders. 

While partially this feature already exists on the Windows platform, in case of the Cortana it will be taken a giant step further. The new system is cybernetic in nature and can accommodate and adjust according to the demands placed upon it by the consumer. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft spoke of this some time back. Cortana will be workable on the Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox One. 

Microsoft is currently testing the technology. The list of notable features among its repertoire include: weather forecasts, daily reminders and calendar notifications. All this will be centralized on a single platform. Then there is regional navigation information and access to Bluetooth facility. Multiple Live Tiles and a Notification Center will be the main focal features on the Windows Phone 8.1. 

The Cortana Personal Assistant will lend it that extra edge it needs to make a place for itself in the hearts and minds of tech consumers. With revolution replacing evolution on the fast-paced graph of postmodern times, the Cortana will go down as a major event in the history of electronic complexity.  

Source: ZDNet

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