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Microsoft tempts buyers with slim, cheap smartphone model

Microsoft’s affordable flagship Lumia 830 is coming to New Zealand.

The device is the first Windows phone to use Spark’s new 700MHz spectrum, which delivers Microsoft says delivers ‘blistering’ fast 4G speeds in more places.

Steve Lewis, General Manager of Microsoft Devices in Australia and New Zealand said: “With PureView imaging, wireless charging and a wealth of other great features, the Lumia 830 delivers the best innovations and experiences from our flagship smartphones at a more affordable price, cementing Microsoft’s commitment to offer a competitive Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone for everyone.”

Spark says 4G is changing the way people use their phones, allowing them to do more online, in more places, and at faster speeds. “It really is allowing them to unleash the potential of their phones and of themselves.”

The Lumia 830 is the thinnest and lightest Lumia in the flagship range. The handset comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 including the new Lumia Denim update, and is packing a range of Lumia innovations including wireless charging, Optimised Image Stabilisation and SensorCore.

Jason Paris, Spark GM Home, Mobile, and Business has welcomed the arrival of the new flagship device, saying “The Lumia 830 combines high end style and performance in a sleek design that our customers are going to love. It’s great to see another top quality device supporting Spark’s brand new 700Mhz 4G network too.

The Lumia 830 is expected to be available in New Zealand with Spark from 13 November.