Toshiba gets a Cortina button

1024px-Ford_Cortina_KTO959EToshiba is introducing a Cortina button into their keyboards as a convenient way to call up the Windows 10 virtual assistant.

Cortina is an intelligent personal assistant which is Microsoft’s answer to SIRI.  By all accounts the software is rather good and the idea of having a button to call it up could make it really useful.

Jeff Barney, the general manager and vice president in charge of Toshiba America’s PC business said that the Cortina key will be on all of Toshiba’s Windows 10 PCs—“across the board, top to bottom,” he said.

The key will be located on the upper left area of the keyboard, near the function keys, he said.

Toshiba hopes that the move will separate itself from other hardware releases made on the back of Windows 10.  It is a good idea though and other suppliers are certain to follow.