Six Reasons to Choose Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana

As Microsoft announced in Build conference 2014 that Windows Phone 8.1 update is coming in 2014 summer (June-July). In Windows Phone 8.1, you will experience new features like Cortana, Start Screen Background and more. With this update, windows phone becomes the most cheapest and innovative phone of 21st century.

Today windows phone announced wp 8.1 developer update with which you can review features in upcoming version of windows phone OS. Recently Microsoft announced three windows phone 8.1 devices, Nokia Lumia 630, Nokia Lumia 635 and Nokia Lumia 930. These devices are the cheapest windows phone devices which you will ever watch out.

Windows Phone 8.1 is a sweeping refocusing of the Windows Phone vision, adding some much-needed features to the mobile operating system—including the grand unveiling of Cortana, Microsoft’s new digital assistant.

Windows Phone 8.1 adds a long-awaited notification center—dubbed “Action Center”—which gathers your new messages in a central location and provides quick access to four basic phone functions, such as turning on Wi-Fi, GPS, or Airplane mode. Those quick-access tools are customizable and can be swapped around as needed. If you have a dual-SIM phone, info about each is available in the Action Center.

The Action Center should be a massive improvement to Windows Phone’s usability. Live Tiles are nice and all, but it’s even nicer to have all your new notifications in one convenient spot, and nobody likes mucking around in their phone settings any more than they absolutely have to.

1. Cortana:

Cortana is most personal windows phone smartphone assistant. She will  work as a Google Now and Siri in windows phone. Microsoft is not focusing on voice assistant, she is a personal assistant. She has the power to behind you and learning about you everyday.

– She alerts you about flight delay.

– She is able to tell you about bad traffic and tell you that you should leave early.

– You can set reminder for anything, like when you talk with someone and forget to say something, then Cortana will remind you.

Cortana is powered by Bing. She gets to know you by learning your interests over time. She looks out for you, providing proactive, useful recommendations. And Cortana keeps you closer to the people and things you care about most, by keeping track of all that matters.

2. Personalization:

The world’s most personal smartphone

The world’s most personal smartphone

Start Background:

Pick a favorite photo to shine through certain Tiles. Another way your Windows Phone reflects what matters most.

Make It Yours:

You can rearrange your Start screen Tiles and adjust their size based on the stuff you care about. With two to three columns of personalized Tiles and the ability to switch your phone’s accent color, make it how you want, whenever you want.

3. Camera:

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Photo Apps for Camera:

Apps like Instagram and Photosynth help you enhance your photos. Lens apps, built in to your camera, add great filters and special effects.

Burst Mode:

Capture multiple photos with one press of the camera button, so you can get that perfect action shot.

Collections:

It’s easy to find photos since they are automatically organized by date, location, and activity.

4. Connected Devices – Windows across all your screens:

CONNECTED DEVICES

OneDrive for Windows Phone:

With OneDrive, your photos, home videos, and Office documents go wherever you go.

Microsoft Office for Windows Phone:

Create, edit, and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Then sync them automatically to OneDrive.

Skype for Windows Phone:

It’s the perfect companion to help you stay connected on the move. Upgrade a regular phone call to a Skype video call with just a tap.

Bing:

Find movie times, local deals, directions, and more. Local Scout lists nearby happenings, Bing Music tells you the song that’s playing, and Bing search will find exactly what you need.

Xbox Apps+Games for Windows Phone:

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5. A World of Apps – Windows Phone Store:

windows phone app store

6. Most Efficient Smartphone:

Windows Phone is now optimized to help you do more. You get an intuitive smartphone keyboard, intelligent storage, better data usage, a battery that lasts longer, and much more.

Most Innovative Smartphone Keyboard:

Windows Phone Keyboard

The world’s fastest, easiest, and most intuitive smartphone keyboard. With shape writing, you can glide your finger over the screen, saving time and effort.

Action Center:

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In one swipe see notifications like email, texts, and social media updates. You can also access four personalized quick actions, so you can easily switch on and off Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, and more

source: windowsphone.

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