Microsoft compares Cortana to Siri in short video
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?
2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I thought it was going to be a comparison?
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
its quite hard to made a comparison tho
3. mayur007 (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
honestly i m not a windows fan but still cortana feature and the name cortana(sounds futuristic)
tempts me.. ;)
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.
14. joey_sfb (Posts: 3115; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I agree that Microsoft effort are focus on me too!
Alas! Not biting.
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...
8. sgodsell (Posts: 1391; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
From what I can see cortana is not better then Androids Google Now.
9. Awalker (Posts: 539; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
The spokesperson seemed very articulate and well informed.
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.
15. vishalaestro (Posts: 49; 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:)
16. notor (unregistered)
Fact is you can create people based reminders using SIRI.
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.