Cortana | Her Story My #LumiaSwitch

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For the past 6 weeks I have been a part of a challenge called the #LumiaSwitch. During the challenge we have gotten to know our Microsoft Lumia phones in many different ways. From Syncing, Finding Apps, Photography and even Videos. Getting to know this phone has been one learning experience after another. One that I truly enjoyed was getting to know my Lumia830’s Virtual Assistant – Cortana. I was impressed by her ability to adapt to my preferences and needs but I was even more fascinated by her story.





As I said, Cortana is the Windows answer to iPhone’s Siri. She is a Virtual Assistant who is there to answer any questions you can think of from how’s the weather today to where should I go for lunch. Cortana is able to suggest these things based on your personal tastes, preferences and habits. She also anticipates what you may need in different situations and helps you with things like local events, setting alarms, reminders for appointments and even directions.. For me Cortana definitely gave Siri a run for best Virtual Assistant.


On top of being thoroughly impressed by her skills I got a chance to get to know Cortana on a more ‘personal’ level after talking to my Teenager a bit about who she is – her story. My Teenager is an Xbox fan to his core and when he realized the Lumia830 is not only Windows based but also fully incorporated with Xbox (it’s a Microsoft phone after all) he started to tell me that Cortana is actually based off a character from XBox‘s popular game HALO.


According to my Gamer Teenager, Cortana has been an active character within Halo the very 1st version and  made it all the way to Halo4.  She’s secretly in love with Master Chief one of the main characters within the game.  He said she’s been with him since he joined the USNC. Cortana is alleged to die in the last game. Master Chief takes it hard when she dies. Cortana is also close friends Master Chief’s friend Sergeant Johnson. Of course, when I asked Cortana she had a something a bit different to say about the matter…




I found this to be so fascinating. Not only does Cortana excel and finding me what I need exactly when I need it but she has her own story to tell. Call me silly but somehow it made me like her just a little bit more.


Will I Make The #LumiaSwitch?



Now you all know me and you know that I am an iPhone User to my core still there were a few things that I did like right off the bat from the Lumia 830. At first glance I fell in love with the screen size of this phone. It is slightly larger than my iPhone 6 which is 4.7 inches while the Lumia 830 is 5 inches. Just big enough to give a bit more for videos but not too large for my hands.


Thanks to our amazing team #JaelAndCo and our work for the #LumiaSwitch I was able to get to learn how to download and sync everything from my iPhone, how to customize my screen and colors plus how to tape a Vlog using a few of the Apps offered in the App Store.


When it came to the Windows side of the Lumia 830 it took me a bit of adjustment time. I am so used to my Apps and Icons that the whole Live Tile feature of the Windows System and the Store were a bit daunting. After a while I figured out how to use them but I must say I still prefer my Icons and Apple Store.

So as of today, I can’t really answer this question yet…



Have I fallen in #LumiaLove or am I still iPhone at heart…?

What do you think…?

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