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?

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17 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Cortana rocks.....

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I thought it was going to be a comparison?

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its quite hard to made a comparison tho

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I agree that Microsoft effort are focus on me too! Alas! Not biting.

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 6897; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

12. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Have you seen it in action already?

5. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Soo informative.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The spokesperson seemed very articulate and well informed.

6. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Very impressive...

10. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

T t t t today Junior....

11. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 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: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 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: Nov 08, 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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