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  1. Naren Parker's Avatar
    Read somewhere that its gonna be called "Kate"
    02-14-2014 08:37 AM
  2. radmanvr's Avatar
    Read somewhere that its gonna be called "Kate"

    Yay Kate Upton
    02-14-2014 11:19 AM
  3. michail71's Avatar
    I think much like the term "Metro" stuck I think we will be calling this Cortana no matter what the executive committee at Microsoft comes up with.

    Apple removed most of Siri's personality in the last update. You never even hear the new version spoofed. Hopefully, Cortana will fill that void and have some personality.
    Last edited by michail71; 02-14-2014 at 11:33 PM.
    02-14-2014 11:22 AM
  4. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    As a huge Halo and video game fan, Cortana needs to stay in the Halo Universe and only as a Halo IP.
    02-14-2014 11:51 AM
  5. xconomicron's Avatar
    As a huge Halo and video game fan, Cortana needs to stay in the Halo Universe and only as a Halo IP.
    Care to elaborate your opinion there?

    All I have to say is that WP would get some free marketing here if they used the name "Cortana."
    02-14-2014 12:00 PM
  6. tcedwards's Avatar
    Why? No? I don't understand? Why do people find flaws in every thing I'm excited for, I will be hugely disappointed if the AI isn't called cortana.

    Halo is pretty non violent compared to cod/bf/almost every other shooter. So that argument sucks imho

    She's naked on the phone because people photoshopped a pic of her there. I doubt in visuals of Cortana will be there, just superintendent like faces.
    In the games she's naked because she's not human, computer generated holograms don't normally have clothes to wear, and in the private areas she's drawn so you can't see anything, its just a purple human female form, that's all. Like a female in a wet suit. She's provocative ill admit in the game series sometimes but she wont be on the phone.
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    02-14-2014 12:05 PM
  7. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Care to elaborate your opinion there?

    All I have to say is that WP would get some free marketing here if they used the name "Cortana."
    I don't like it when corporations take a well-beloved entity or object out of its critically praised environment in which it is synonymous, to prostitute it out for the potential betterment of another product. Moreover, MS (not talking about Xbox) is not venerated in the gaming world, and the chances of MS ill-reputation (albeit unfairly perceived) bleeding over to the Halo franchise because of Cortana's now-ubiquitous branding, does not sit well......especially if WP's voice assistant does not live up to the hype. I don't care if MS owns the IP.

    I admire MS and have been a stock holder for years, but I love the Halo IP much more. Some things are better left alone.
    02-14-2014 01:19 PM
  8. hagjohn's Avatar
    Some people think too much. I seriously doubt Cortana will demand people go out and shoot people and I doubt she will be flashing her boobs on the phone screen. She won't be Cortana because she will not be the same as in the game.
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    02-14-2014 01:28 PM
  9. xconomicron's Avatar
    Read somewhere that its gonna be called "Kate"
    In the registry, in the SDK, it has Kate listed under cortana voices. Tom Warren hinted that they are placeholders atm. I'll post his tweet later where he was talking to Roman about this. I'll post a screenshot of the registry as well.wp_ss_20140214_0004.jpg

    02-14-2014 02:31 PM
  10. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    I guess I'm showing my age, but I kinda want it to be named "Edgar", and I will have it call me "Moles".
    02-14-2014 04:42 PM
  11. bilzkh's Avatar
    If not Cortana, then they should create a frisky awesome character out of the blue. Name him Lynx and let him pass snarky comments at users who use Google Search or Maps on Windows Phone and Windows. That little talking mouth avatar would be cool, just give it spiky lynx ears.
    02-14-2014 04:46 PM
  12. tk-093's Avatar
    I want my Cortana to be crazy rampant Cortana. I want her to freak out every so often.. Man! Halo 4 Cortana was sexy.

    I'm gonna call my wife Cortana tonight... Happy Valentines, baby!
    02-14-2014 05:40 PM
  13. Jaskys's Avatar
    Cortana is a code name... Just as blue/mango/portico
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    02-14-2014 05:43 PM
  14. xconomicron's Avatar
    Cortana is a code name... Just as blue/mango/portico
    Whoa, really?!?
    02-14-2014 05:53 PM
  15. Sean Stanley's Avatar
    Nobody knows for sure. There are hurdles that have been written about that need/would need to be overcome.

    Would be sweet, and broaden the user base. How many Halo fans would come to Windows Phone and ditch Apple/Android for Cortana?
    02-14-2014 05:56 PM
  16. Jazmac's Avatar
    Why don't we just wait a few weeks and see.
    Agreed. I have no idea why or what this has to do with someone's political motivations anyway. smh.
    02-14-2014 06:08 PM
  17. Elitis's Avatar
    She's an AI and has very few appearances and isn't nude in the conventional sense.
    Exactly my reasoning for the quotes around naked.
    02-14-2014 08:11 PM
  18. trandz's Avatar
    are you for real? lmao. Cortana would be a perfect name. Its from the game that made xbox, its recognizable.
    02-14-2014 08:19 PM
  19. Savi Love's Avatar
    In the SDK 8.1 , Cortana is not named Cortana but named "Microsoft Kate".
    02-15-2014 12:10 AM
  20. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    How do you know? Source?
    02-15-2014 12:20 AM
  21. Villain's Avatar
    MS should launch it with the name Cortana and use the voice actor... have it's functions top of the line BUT they have a franchise that is extremely huge and recognizable to the younger crowd that they are trying to capture (not to mention free marketing for the halo series) so they should definitely use that novelty.

    which is the same mind boggling thing whoever at MS fails to see... XBOX gaming / Achievements being very big with gamers yet they have almost no focus on the area even though they are trying to aattracted that crowd.
    02-15-2014 12:44 AM
  22. MaulerX's Avatar
    I hope it's Cortana. She is instantly recognizable as an AI that so happens to be the personal assistant to Master Chief. The name "Cortana" is synonymous cutting edge smartness, and would serve as an instant free marketing boost that everyone would notice. There is nothing wrong with Microsoft leveraging their IP and injecting a "cool" factor to their products.
    02-15-2014 01:12 AM
  23. rculver9056's Avatar
    Call it iriS...? lol

    Edit: Or 'Computer'...?
    02-15-2014 01:45 AM
  24. Dave Blake's Avatar
    First the gun issues is just silly. Next I asked my wife about the female voice issues. What she told me is this. The reason a female voice is used in most programs is because a woman voice is more soothing and comforting. Why is that? Because everybody has a mother. Hers is the first voice every human hears. This is biology people. What ever voice they chose and what ever name they give to the application it will be female. There could be a male voice option but the primary will be female.
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 02-15-2014 at 07:14 AM.
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    02-15-2014 06:47 AM
  25. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ Yup, many studies support that. Voiced notifications in aircraft are all female for exactly that reason... doesn't matter if the pilot is male or female... same affect.
    02-15-2014 07:00 AM
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