Microsoft Announces New Smartphone

The Lumia 930, which will be exclusively available through Vodafone New Zealand, comes with the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and brings new experiences, as well as improvements, to the features that matter most like one-swipe notifications with Action Center, the super quick and intuitive Word Flow keyboard, customisable background images, and one of the best smartphone calendars on the market.

With OneDrive seamlessly integrated photos, videos and documents can be kept in sync across Windows Phone, PC, tablet and Xbox devices. The Lumia 930 brings a rich suite of Windows Phone services and differentiating applications into a beautifully crafted design with metallic details into the premium Lumia range.

General Manager of Microsoft Mobile Devices in Australia and New Zealand Steve Lewis said: "In today's world, people are looking for devices that are both pretty and powerful. They want the design, as well as the features to help them get the most out of every moment at work, home and play.

"With the Lumia 930 we have created a smartphone that blends stunning design with features that allows people to take control of their busy lives and take back a bit of 'me' time, whether that's being hyper productive on the go, capturing, sharing and storing amazing images and video at a sports game, or Skyping friends and family from home."

Vodafone Consumer Director Matt Williams said the Lumia 930 wass an exciting addition to Vodafone's extensive line up of cutting-edge devices: "Fans of Microsoft can experience the best of what the Lumia 930 has to offer on Vodafone - including crystal clear HD Voice calling and superfast 4G speeds. With 4G available at 52 locations around New Zealand, thousands of Kiwis have come to enjoy - and rely on - the speed of 4G for personal and business use.

"Running on the latest Windows 8.1 operating system, the Lumia 930 offers a seamless experience across your phone, tablet, Windows PC and Xbox devices - making it easier to access your favourite shared files in more places - as well as Live Tiles so you can quickly and easily stay connected to the things that matter most."

The new addition to the premium Lumia line-up truly brings the best of Windows and Lumia. The crystal clear 5-inch Full HD OLED display lets you watch your favourite shows, movies or video clips in any condition. Thanks to a 2420 mAh battery and built-in wireless charging, there is no need to worry about running out of battery. Integration of the new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Nokia Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+, all make the Lumia 930 a great tool for work and play.

The apps you want, all certified by Microsoft in the only app store that learns what you like and makes suggestions based upon what's most important and personal to you.

With the world's most popular productivity tools, like Office and Outlook built-in, coupled with a host of new enterprise features, Windows Phone is built for both personal productivity and enterprise deployment.

An advanced 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization and high quality ZEISS optics makes capturing and reliving amazing images and videos fast and easy.

The enhanced Nokia Camera with Living Images, it's easy to add movement and emotion to static pictures, while imaging apps such as Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio and Nokia Refocus bring even more levels of creativity to any photo.

With four high-performance microphones and Rich Recording, the Lumia 930 captures HD video like never before, with support for surround sound capture and playback.

A 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor to enhance activities like Xbox gaming, image capturing and video processing

The new SensorCore helps people track their activity all day without using up the large 2420 mAh battery - perfect for exercise and exploration using apps like Bing Health and Fitness.

The Nokia Lumia 930 will be available exclusively through Vodafone for an RRP of NZ$999 and comes in black.

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