Disclosure: I am part of the #LumiaSwitch project where I received a Lumia 830 Windows Phone for review purposes. As I discover what I love about this phone, I’ll often share with you. #SponsoredbyLumia @LumiaUS #LumiaSwitch
Note: With the weather changes that have taken place over the past 2 weeks, I’ve felt terrible and it has set me behind on doing the #LumiaSwitch campaign quickly, I am trying to catch up though. My apologies to @LumiaUS.
It has been about two weeks since receiving the Lumia 830 Windows Phone. After setting it up, I called my husband’s cell phone and he didn’t answer because he didn’t recognize the number, he told me about it and I asked him what my phone number was! LOL This is a phone I received to test out for a 6 week time frame, so it isn’t in my area code! So far, I really like it. Now that I’ve begun to get to know the phone and find some favorite features there is ONE that stands out for me the best, it’s #Cortana, a virtual assistant that I LOVE!
Cortana is the iPhone Siri, only better. Cortana is your own personal virtual assistant. The only thing she will do, is Help YOU out during the day, no matter the task
What’s great about having a Virtual Assistant is how fast she can pull things up. If I want to know the temperature in my daughter’s area, she will spit it out faster than going to weather bug and having it load! If we want to know which restaurants are in my area and she’ll pull up 10 places for us to choose from.
Set reminders for yourself
Want to be reminded of an appointment? Maybe to take scheduled breaks, or perhaps you have a favorite TV show but can never remember what time its on? She will put it all in the notebook to remind you.
Or perhaps there’s something you need to get at the store, but ALWAYS forget once you get there. She’ll remind you as pull up to the store. It’s that simple. And so awesome! If I want to know when an activity is coming to town, she’ll pull it up. But the amazing thing is how fast she does it. Event I pulled up is New Kids on the Block Concert coming to New Orleans!
She Will Phone a Friend or Send a Text Message:
Another cool thing that she can do? Pull up Cortana and ask her to “Phone (Friend’s Name) or send a text message. And she will instantly pull up the person’s name and ask if that’s the correct contact. And then she will dial.
She Will Write Notes for You:
This, is by far, my absolute favorite feature of Cortana. If you’re out and about and you need to jot something down, pull up Cortana, say Note then you’re information, and she will write a note for you. You can then easily pull up the information through OneNote at a later time.
This is perfect for those in a rush, have a short memory, and just want to remember something down the road. An important date, got it. An important item at a store you want to research more about, or a book you were told about.
She’ll Even Help You With your Calendar:
Tell her “Schedule Appointment,” and then she’ll ask, “When’s Your Event,” and she’ll take it from there. Making scheduling things into your calendar super easy.
She’s also GREAT for laughs:
She can sing you a song, do an Impression and tell you a joke!
Needless to say, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Cortana, and how helpful she is. She can make me laugh when I need a laugh. She can help keep me organized, and overall, get the search results I need when I need it
She is the Virtual Assistant that knows just about everything! My husband wants it for his Android! LOL
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I’m a Gramma to a beautiful, funny, smart little girl who was born in July of 2014. She’s the joy of my family and I’m so very proud to be a gramma (an alternate spelling for grandma)! I am a coffee, music, movie and outdoor lover! I love festivals and concerts. Spending time with my family is the best time in my life. I love my blogging job and all it has given me.