Microsoft is late to the game when it comes to
putting a digital assistant on its phones
, but the wait might be worth it. Sources close to the project have revealed some of the specifics of Microsoft's upcoming "Cortana" service to The Verge, and it could be the very best of Siriand
According to the unnamed sources, Corta will debut in the upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.1 as a total replacement for the existing Bing feature. She'll be launchable from a hardware button, and pull in data from Bing, Foursquare, and other services to try and pull of some Google Now-ish type stuff. She'll also have a bit of personality, of course, which includes features like speaking animations, and even have emotional responses to some queries.