1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    Yes, Cortana!! The virtual assistant for a windows phone!!! So, far it is working ok. It is the beta version intended for android. So, it has some rough edges to it but so far it has answered all the questions with a few glitches here and there. But it works!!!! I asked it to tell me a joke and it did!!! The main thing I could NOT get it to do was to open apps on my Passport. I decided to try it because the ONLY thing I miss about android is Google Now. I miss saying "Ok, Google" (without pushing a button) and it answers my question or does what I ask. You still have to touch the microphone on the screen to ask questions but again it works!!! So, will you guys try it out and let everyone know what your experiences are with using Cortana on BlackBerry 10? I found the link from a Pocketnow Youtube video about Cortana on android! Good Luck!!
    Leslie Armitage likes this.
    07-17-15 07:41 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Yeah, APK link is here for anyone else who wants to try it. - Cortana 20150713.release.google_play.global_release.en-us.159 APK Download - APKMirror. Not really surprising it works.
    07-17-15 07:49 PM
  3. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Thanks guys! Downloading now

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.2.2339
    07-17-15 08:02 PM
  4. farmwersteve's Avatar
    Just tried it out. Not bad

    It's actually really fast and accurate at reading my mumbles!

    Posted via CB10
    07-17-15 08:10 PM
  5. AYEBronze's Avatar
    Wow! Works really great. I'm ditching my assistant for Cortana!!! Thanks again

    #bb4life #TriniAmericanRedPassport
    07-17-15 09:25 PM
  6. Bonsaibo's Avatar
    I don't think it interfaces with any of the settings or services on the device though, like Assistant does or like Cortana does on a Windows phone.
    07-17-15 09:58 PM
  7. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Runs great? Not my experience. Runs like crap on my Passport.
    brian4591 likes this.
    07-17-15 10:12 PM
  8. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Runs great? Not my experience. Runs like crap on my Passport.
    Same

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.2.2339
    07-17-15 10:29 PM
  9. m69c44's Avatar
    Works ok on my z10. . Will play with it a a little while.

    Posted via CB10
    07-17-15 10:32 PM
  10. Christopher Thomas72118's Avatar
    It is working pretty ok on my Passport running 10.3.2.2226. It is answering every question I fire at it. Weather, joke, capitals and whatever. It's not outstanding but it demonstrates how powerful the Passport is! It's an awesome phone don't y'all agree!?!?
    07-17-15 11:18 PM
  11. adnan.jsr's Avatar
    Try asking questions related to Siri and be ready to get amused.

    Posted via CB10
    07-17-15 11:22 PM
  12. Christopher Thomas72118's Avatar
    I asked cortana if she like siri and she said "Yeah. We have bing in common!"
    KingOfQwerty and Superfly_FR like this.
    07-17-15 11:26 PM
  13. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Works ok on my z10. . Will play with it a a little while.

    Posted via CB10
    Maybe if you just want to yell nonsense at it all day. It doesn't integrate with BB10 at all so it's pretty much pointless lol. On BlackBerry 10 it's pretty much just a fancy search engine when it's supposed to be a fancy search engine and personal assistant.

    Posted via CB10
    07-17-15 11:39 PM
  14. ATMJOE's Avatar
    Works extremely well on Passport
    Fast and accurate
    Just Downloaded Cortana onto my Passport!!!!-img_20150717_234743.png

    Posted via CB10 Canadian Passport
    07-17-15 11:48 PM
  15. Christopher Thomas72118's Avatar
    LOL, Bla1ze,

    But this is just one more thing we can throw into the non believers face! The Passport is awesome!!!!

    Roll Passport Roll!
    07-17-15 11:49 PM
  16. Nicholas Recker's Avatar
    Runs okay on my classic. Cool that it works on BlackBerry, even know it doesn't work great. It was one feature I missed when switching over from wp

    Posted via CB10
    07-17-15 11:53 PM
  17. will308's Avatar
    Runs great? Not my experience. Runs like crap on my Passport.
    yea same here as well
    07-18-15 12:29 AM
  18. Matty's Avatar
    While I would love to have "cortana" since she seems a lot better. I feel like I'm cheating on "BlackBerry Assistant" :P lol

    Gana keep my stock Assistant.

    Posted via BlackBerry Q5 on 10.3.1.2576
    ATMJOE likes this.
    07-18-15 12:39 AM
  19. dguy123's Avatar
    Can it actually DO anything for you on bb10?
    Messaging?
    Email (personal and enterprise) , Facebook, Twitter,
    LinkedIn
    Appointments?
    Calendar searches?
    Email searches?
    Enterprise email search?
    Device search?
    Setting alarms?
    Creating reminders?
    Playing your music by song and/or artist or album?
    Create reminders?

    The BlackBerry assistant uses Wolfram alpha to answer questions (ie. It isn't BlackBerry) so Q&A will be as good as Wolfram alpha is.

    Unless Cortana can leverage some local device functions/services it's less than the assistant you already have.



    Posted via CB10
    07-18-15 12:42 AM
  20. dguy123's Avatar
    Except for jokes... assistant doesn't have much of a funny bone.

    Of course I don't look to the assistant to entertain me. Does that make me weird? I think the opposite ;-)

    Posted via CB10
    markus2107 likes this.
    07-18-15 12:44 AM
  21. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Can it actually DO anything for you on bb10?
    Messaging?
    Email (personal and enterprise) , Facebook, Twitter,
    LinkedIn
    Appointments?
    Calendar searches?
    Email searches?
    Enterprise email search?
    Device search?
    Setting alarms?
    Creating reminders?
    Playing your music by song and/or artist or album?
    Create reminders?

    The BlackBerry assistant uses Wolfram alpha to answer questions (ie. It isn't BlackBerry) so Q&A will be as good as Wolfram alpha is.

    Unless Cortana can leverage some local device functions/services it's less than the assistant you already have.



    Posted via CB10
    See earlier post.. lol.
    07-18-15 02:01 AM
  22. dguy123's Avatar
    Wasn't sure if there were little bits where it just works because the android runtime exposes some bb10 services as android services... in disguise.

    Posted via CB10
    07-18-15 02:25 AM
  23. KingOfQwerty's Avatar
    Since Cortana works perfectly on BB10, I think BlackBerry should make a Windows 10 Phone. That will be the only thing which will save BB from their current mess.

    07-18-15 02:42 AM
  24. KingOfQwerty's Avatar
    Wasn't sure if there were little bits where it just works because the android runtime exposes some bb10 services as android services... in disguise.

    Posted via CB10
    It is exactly BB need to work on. Extend the BB services (link to hub, BB map, messaging etc) securely connecting to Android Apps, so to invoke BB services without hiccups. This is already done where in Google play after downloading an app, BB10 part comes in front to do installation and Android part takes over further. The card system, sharing framework which work effectively in native apps should work in Android portion also.
    07-18-15 02:49 AM
  25. jlinc's Avatar
    I really want to try Cortana on my Passport but am waiting till i get home from vacation so i can do a backup in case anything goes wrong. Excited it seems to be working well for others though.

    Posted via CB10
    07-18-15 03:35 AM
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