28 May 2019
Microsoft at its Build 2017 announced that it has signed the partnerships with HP and Intel in order to bring Cortana-based hardware in the market. Well, we didn’t expect that one of these companies will show off their first hardware based on Microsoft’s Cortana too early. Yes, at Computex, Microsoft unveiled some renders of the device; the company didn’t bring the actual hardware to the show but did show the glimpse of the same during its keynote.
HP’s Cortana-based speakers, what Microsoft described it as HP’s digital assistant is a small puck-like speaker. It’s a standalone device and will function as a full Cortana speaker.
A Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement given to The Verge,
“The new HP digital assistant featuring Cortana is a standalone personal assistant device that does not need to connect to a Windows 10 PC to provide a complete intelligent speaker experience. We’re excited about our partnership with HP and have nothing else to share at this time.
That was just the brief introduction of the HP Cortana-based speaker and that too without any tangible device.
We still need to know what capabilities the device is going to have, also, we still need to know when Microsoft will release the device and at what price.