(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Watch out Siri, Microsoft is launching its own version of its personal assistant, and it’s rumored to be the voice of Halo’s Al character, Cortana.
According Microsoft blog MSFTnerd, the service will be voiced by Jen Taylor, the actress who played Cortana in the Halo series.
The service is expected to beta launch on the Lumia devices this April, which is around the time of Microsoft’s annual Build conference.
Additionally, the service is scheduled to be available on the Bing app for iPhone users in the fall, with the Xbox One and Windows availability arriving in 2015 with the release of “Threshold.”
“Availability in additional English-speaking territories will be spread out over 2015 & 2016,” states the blog post.