internal search engine
it would be nice to have a search engine so we can use keywords to find different items in our smartphone. i had that option in my nokia n97 and used it a lot.
The ability to search text messages would be very beneficial
From time to time, you can't remember where an appointment is (what date); you can just remember that it is there sometime in the future.
To aid that situation - it would be real nice to be able to search for a calender appointment like you can in the native Outlook Client, just on the phone instead.
In addition - you should have the option of performing this search on the server as well (initiated from the Handset!)
With Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana provides consumers with the ability to search for content across their personal device. For more information, see the Windows Phone consumer site at http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/features#Cortana
@Xav, a couple points to your comment:
- Cortana is an app UI over top of the Bing services, don't view this as an all-or-nothing. My understanding is that the search capability is available from the standard search screen on a 8.1 device, regardless of if you have a happy circle or not.
- You don't have to talk to Cortana. If you use voice, Cortana audibly responds. You can also use text, and she responds silently. Allowing you to use voice in proper contexts and for proper content.
Corta what ?!? We know that Cortana will be available only in English in first time. First, I do not want to speak to my phone in English (it's not my natural language like billions of Windows users) ; second, there are situations where it is inappropriate and rude to talk to my smartphone. And what will we do when this smart full synthetic women does not understand us. Note that Apple has a global search engine... This is common sense, especially when you have a business use of your smartphone. Innovate, yes, but before: commin sense, please !
Please add the Feature to the WP 8,1 or 8,2 Release...
Would be a great addition if it was done similarily to the search-charm in Windows 8.
Saugata Datta commented
Local search like SMS / Mails / Images / Video / Installed Apps using key word Integrated with Bing search, so that we can find any content easyly.
must have for a large list of sms's.
yes this isn't an essential function but sometime i need it
yes very usefull tool!
search in calendar, notes of contacts etc...
A must feature for nowadays smartphone