Microsoft to release Cortana VPA alongside the Lumia 735 in the UK

Britain is expected to get a taste of what the Microsoft Lumia 735 has to offer, the first smartphone to invade the UK running on Cortana. Cortana is actually Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri and Google Now, virtual assistants that have come with their respective operating systems.

And with the growing interest on virtual personal assistant in the UK market, the debut is timely. Not only that, it seems to be the benchmark on how the Lumia 735 would fare in the country, a pivotal period considering it is pegged to be the first of its kind to be offered in Britain.

Aside from the highly touted Cortana, the Lumia 735 does have other features to offer. The list of features include a 4.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortez A7 processor , Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM and an internal storage of 8 GB which can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card.

The Lumia 735 will also come with a 5MP front facing ‘selfie’ camera and a 6.7 MP autofocus LED flash back camera. The phone will bank on a 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery and will be available in an array of colors.

But without a doubt, all those features seem common when you think about the smartphone features out in the market these days. The real deal with the debut is the Cortana virtual personal assistant software. And apparently, the perks that they have to offer are just one of the many reasons why most folks these days are keenly interested in what these advanced features have to offer.

A lot of it is likewise hyped at that breakthrough on wearable technology. With the Cortana, users can be monitored in various ways. This includes health monitoring or even acting as a personal secretary to keep your contacts and files in check. For the busy bodies, it can alert you on meetings and special occasions, practically having a virtual secretary to keep yourself on track.

At the rate things are going, the shift towards reliance on virtual assistants is imminent. With advancements in sensors and wearable technology, such should be a privilege that comes with fast-changing mobile phones which continue to deliver new technology-based features aimed at helping people in more ways than one.

But then again, the question of consistency comes into mind. Programming is one thing, but there is no doubt that virtual assistants will be undergoing continuous improvements as we move along. Apple’s Siri had its share of issues, and much of it remains up in the air. To cut it short, perfecting these breakthroughs is a continuing process, more so for the Cortana which is technically the rookie player in the virtual personal assistant niche.

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