What is your first question for Cortana?

There’s a light-hearted conversation going on over in the Windows Phone Central Forums. WPCentral member Ankit Nawlakha is asking, “What is going to be your first question for Cortana?”

For those who may not know, Cortana is the newly announced intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator that will be released as a beta with Windows Phone 8.1.

So far there have been some rather interesting responses that include:

  • Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
  • Will you marry me?
  • Which came first the chicken or the egg?
  • What does the fox say?

You also have a few asking why the beta version will not be launched outside the U.S. and a few ‘is Siri jealous?’ questions.

For me, I’ll probably as “What’s your favorite Windows Phone website?” or maybe “What’s the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?”

But what say you? Head over this Windows Phone Central forums discussion and share what you may ask Cortana first.


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What is your first question for Cortana?



Too much attention on cortana instead of basic smart features like file manager and ability to easily share video and audio files .and also well know apps are still missing

I'm in Canada, so I won't get her here either? How about if I sign up for the developer preview program, will I get her then?

Is that the "regional" or the "browser & search" that has to be changed? Cuz right now when I change "browser & search" to USA it gives me the extra Bing options right now which I usually don't have if the "browser & search" is set to Canada.

of course she is going to spy on you while watching porn. How else is she going to be able to give suggestion to find porn for your particular fetishes.

Supposibly yes, but we'll find that out for sure next week (if everything goes well from here on out).

Who know....she might say..."American Navy is a cry baby and wanted Chinese Nuclear Toy and hid it in deigo Garcia! you want me to find some diaper stores for American Navy?"

Wow, you're so smart and perfect cause you never made an error!! Cortana, please tell me how to be like this guy!!! Oh, and tell him that I don't give a F to his mother language...

I'm not saying im smart I just couldn't resist the opportuity to say that. It was so perfect I apologize. No harm done.

Let him joke, man. Stay calm, this is the interwebs. And if you don't give a fuck about his language, why are you reading and writing it then? I don't get all the hate..

There's no hate there at all, it was a way to "show" him that everybody makes mistakes! By the way nickros182, no harm taken! Good mood it's all we need! And hey... GOD SAVE CORTANA!! :P

Julgo que foi aqui mesmo no WPCentral, mas sinceramente não tenho a certeza! :(

Aqui um pouco mais de detalhe www techradar com /news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/cortana-everything-you-need-to-know-about-microsoft-s-siri-rival-1183607

Pelo que eu vi, "outros países" terão suporte a Cortana só no ano que vem e ai, todo mundo está supondo que o Brasil ta no meio. Tomara!

That's funny. I don't speak Portuguese but I understand this.
Mario said "Portuguese from Portugal? Because the Brazil version has already been confirmed."
Cardozo said "Era Bom"... (didn't really understand)
Then former UFC champion Anderson Silva asked "where did you read that information brother?"
No translation, No Homo

42 is not the answer to the question "what is the meaning of life".

42 is the answer to the "Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything" which we don't know.

LoL. She might use definition at as an answer.

life [lahyf] noun, plural lives [lahyvz] . 1. the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, ....

She has three answers to that question. One of them is something like this: Ok. I'll try to be more human and you try to be more digital.

Cortana: 'Men are pigs. They only love food and sex. So put on your sexy negligee and make him a freakin sandwich!

I was going to see if I could get her to participate in a heated dialog with Siri on a coworker's phone.

But it is so hard to make them ask each others questions... The are programmed to give answers only...
Sounds good?

Probably something lame like, "so tell me about yourself". Or what is the weather in Newark, NJ.