One of the early issues with Microsoft’s personal assistant on Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, was its availability. Unfortunately, the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 only featured Cortana access in a very limited number of markets (read: the United States), with more set to come with the passage of time. The next area to be blessed with access to Cortana looks to be the United Kingdom.
A tweet sent out by the verified Windows Phone U.K. account shows nothing but the word “Soon,” and a picture of Cortana. The only real interpretation is that a U.K. launch is fast approaching, though soon is open to interpretation. We could be getting Cortana tomorrow, or in Windows Phone 9 — we don’t know for sure right now.
One rumor floating around is that Cortana will be British accent-equipped when the version 1 release of Windows Phone 8.1 becomes official. Any Brits out there who cannot wait to try Cortana?