Carphone Warehouse tests Cortana on the huge number of UK accents

While UK seemed an obvious expansion of Cortana from USA where it started, both being English speaking countries, it was in fact a much greater challenge than it may have appeared, with the island of 70-odd million having a huge number of regional accents and a very diverse population.

The Carphone Warehouse social team took a Nokia Lumia 930 and Cortana out for a spin, and tested it on a wide variety of accents available on the street of London.

The digital assistant did pretty well, suggesting that we should not have to wait too long before Microsoft is ready to unleash her on the rest of the world.