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Microsoft compares Cortana to Siri in short video

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In an extremely short video that it has just posted, Microsoft is comparing its newly-announced digital assistant, Cortana, to Apple's Siri. At first, Microsoft says that Cortana differs from Siri in a "number of ways," but then the video proceeds by just saying that Cortana can create "people-based reminders, so that's something that Siri can't do." From there, the video concludes with the sweet statement that "Windows Phone is all about keeping the people that matter most close to you." Beautiful, isn't it?

What do you think, who's going to win the cat-fight?

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:04 5

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Cortana rocks.....

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:06 7

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I thought it was going to be a comparison?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:28 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


its quite hard to made a comparison tho

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:22

3. mayur007 (Posts: 465; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


honestly i m not a windows fan but still cortana feature and the name cortana(sounds futuristic)

tempts me.. ;)

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:09 2

13. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


If you're a Halo fan, then it would feelawesome (provided 8.1 update lives up too. Otherwise, its just like others.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:24

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 3215; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I agree that Microsoft effort are focus on me too!

Alas! Not biting.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:23 1

4. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Uh oh....here we go...

I said it in that WP market share article..forget Android....the iPhone better look out for WP. If Cortana turns out to be even a lil better than Siri...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:39 1

8. sgodsell (Posts: 1433; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


From what I can see cortana is not better then Androids Google Now.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 17:15 1

12. o7o (Posts: 62; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Have you seen it in action already?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:23 1

5. Lt.Green (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Soo informative.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:03 4

9. Awalker (Posts: 558; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The spokesperson seemed very articulate and well informed.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:25

6. Tuxedo (Posts: 174; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Very impressive...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:33 1

10. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 95; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


T t t t today Junior....

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:56

11. Chaseism (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 May 2013)


The problem is and always will be the direct comparison to Apple. Android (as a result of Verizon) had the most difficult time taking off because Verizon constantly compared it to the iPhone and iOS. People, in turn, would call any early Android device a wanna-be iPhone. Same thing happened with the iPad and will happen with Cortana. These tech companies have to stop comparing their products directly with Apple because no matter how good it is, people will still call it a knock off.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 12:00

15. vishalaestro (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


if somebody asks me which is a software company between these two?microsoft or google i would still surely say microsoft. i think google just made android for generating ad revenues not just to create an mobile os as similar to the ambitions that the desktop version of windows had(every table should have a pc)..eventhough i'm an android user:)

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 05:42

16. notor (unregistered)


Fact is you can create people based reminders using SIRI.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 11:17

17. NOLATechy (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


Prove it. Every person I know that owns an iPhone with Siri says they cannot do this. Siri WILL NOT pop up a reminder to tell a contact about something when that person calls you. Cortana will.

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