Getting to Know Cortana on My Nokia Lumia 830 #LumiaSwitch #TeamRevolt

by Heather


I knew the name sounded familiar. I mean, I can place a name with a face like no one else. So I knew it sounded familiar. So it was driving me a little nuts. I called the hubby over.

“Cortana” I said. “Why do I know that name?”

“You want to play Halo? I’m going to have to dig out the Xbox.”

“Huh? No I don’t want to play Halo. What are you talking about? Why do I know Cortana?”

He kind of stared at me for a second. “Cortana was the ship AI from Halo. We spent like 3 months playing the game when it came out on the original Xbox. It was like the whole reason you bought me the Xbox.”

He kind of gave me a weird look and then went back to putting together a Lego with our daughter.  No it wasn’t hers, it was his.

“May the Force be with you.”


He looked up, “What?”

“Not you. Hush. I’m talking to Cortana. Who’s your daddy?”

He’s getting agitated. “What?”

“NOT YOU. Be quiet. Are you real?”

He’s getting mad, this is kind of funny. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THERE?”

“I’m talking to Cortana”


“No I don’t want to play Halo. I’m talking to Cortana.”

“What are you talking about?”

“Cortana. It’s the voice search thingy on my new phone.”

“You weren’t searching. You were asking it stupid questions and talking to it.”

Exactly. Finally someone I can have an intelligent conversation with. Mostly because it isn’t my husband. I can tell Cortana to set an alarm. Find a restaurant. Search the Internet. Remind me to pick my daughter up from school. Oh wait. Ha ha. I don’t really need a reminder to do that.

“Hey Cortana, cancel that last reminder.”

“Ok, that’s good because if I had to remind you to pick up your kid that would mean you were a terrible mother, not that I want to judge you or anything.”

“Wait what? You better check yourself Cortana, I’ll go call Siri, she doesn’t talk back.”

“That’s funny. We both know I would kick Siri’s butt.”

Hmm, I wonder if there’s an alternative to Cortana on App Switch. She’s starting to sound too much like my mom.


This post is sponsored by Lumia and all opinions are 100% my own. I am so excited to be a part of the #LumiaSwitch program and look forward to this adventure with Microsoft and Cortana!

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Virgil Reynolds February 25, 2015 - 10:53 am
I don't think I can do move without Satan following. He wants me on his team & NO WAY
laura rubenstein March 23, 2015 - 10:16 pm
LOLOLOL Great post
Dale Hunsberger June 2, 2015 - 12:06 pm
I have had an iPhone forever and not happy with Siri at all, and always wondered about how cortana worked and if it is better. Sounds like she works just great! Just don't know if I could switch to an android to get her - lol! But thank you so much for the review!

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