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Cortana heading to UK this month?

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Microsoft’s virtual voice assistant Cortana, rolled out as rival for Apple’s Siri, will finally make its way to the UK this month, claims a new report.

Cortana, first launched with the Windows Phone 8.1 in the US in April this year, is yet to make its debut in other markets.

Neowin reports, citing a Lumia 630 teaser video from the British retailer Carphone Warehouse, that the Cortana UK version understanding the accent, would land “very soon.”

However, it’s unclear about the increased support for accents, but it is speculated to have the capacity to “deal with a wide range of accents that can be found across the British Isles,” and come with even more localised support.

The Lumia 630, first handset designed for Windows Phone 8.1, was launched last month in the UK, with just the Cortana feature missing. According to the video the UK version will be available in the coming fortnight.

Sources at Microsoft have also reportedly confirmed that Cortana support will be launching “this month” in UK, although the exact date of launch is still unknown.

This falls in line with the previous rumours as well as the speculations with a tweet from Microsoft UK hinting Cortana to be available “soon.”

Neowin also notes that Microsoft might possibly be planning to add Cortana feature to the Windows Phone 8.1 roll out for existing handsets scheduled to start this month, but that’s just a speculation.

Following the US launch, Microsoft confirmed Cortana support in the UK and China this year, with the more markets expected to be added to the list in 2015.