Microsoft Betting Lumia 830's Price, Features Will Win Converts

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-11-24

Microsoft's Lumia 830 smartphone, one of the last devices that still carries the Nokia nameplate since Microsoft bought Nokia's mobile handset business for $7.1 billion in April, boasts a lot of great features and a price tag that can be several hundred dollars less than similar Apple iPhone 6 models. The new Nokia Lumia 830, which runs Windows Phone 8.1, arrived first to AT&T in November with price tags of $99.99 with a two-year service contract, $449.99 without a contract or a total of $450 on several monthly installment plans of up to 24 months. The 830, which is the thinnest Lumia smartphone built so far, blends metal and polycarbonate design elements and a 5-inch HD display. But it also includes myriad other components, features and apps that likely will be enticing to consumers who are shopping for a new device. Microsoft recently rebranded the division's former Nokia nameplate as Microsoft Lumia. Feel free to peruse this eWEEK slide show to get a glimpse at many of the key features found in the Lumia 830.


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