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When do you folks think Microsoft will finally launch the Surface Phone?
With a heavy heart, I jumped ship last week. No decent phones out atm without selling a kidney first (what's up with that?). Ended up getting a used S6. I really don't like Android much, but found a half decent WP launcher, so at least it kinda looks like home...I wanted one so bad for a while... but now it'd be too little too late. Windows Phone is dead, move on people.
It won't likely include Alexa, since you have Cortana. Alexa doesn't include Siri or Cortana and Siri doesn't include Alexa. Cortana is highly integrated with Bing and not sure how those other assistants would integrate to Bing or even get into the innards of them since Microsoft might not have access to their source code to make that tight integration.Maybe if Surface Phone included Alexa it would have a better chance. Alexa kicks Cortana and Siri by miles because Alexa can do stuff.
The Apps thing might not be insurmountable but a different approach would be needed. First though, how many really significant apps are there??? Id guess less than a thousand. There are many thousands of apps that just don't amount to much and aren't going to make a difference.