Microsoft Thursday announced a new flagship Nokia phone, the Lumia 830, as well updates to the company’s operating system.
The 830, comes with a rear-facing 10-megapixel PureView camera, 5-inch ClearBlack IPS-LCD and a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The phone also features a 2200 mAh removable batter and 16GB of internal stroage. Microsoft is also throwing in 15GB of free storage on OneDrive.
The 830, which is very close to the Lumia Icon that sells for $499 off contract at Verizon, will come in green, orange, grey and white. The 830 will ship for $430 off contract.
Microsoft also took wraps off the latest update to Windows 8.1, which is called Denim. The new software expands the company’s Cortana virtual assistant to more markets. It also include updates that will allow users to store tiles in folders, and new security feature for when the phone is connected to public WiFi hotspots.
According to IDC’s most recent numbers, Microsoft shipped 7.4 million Windows phones in the second quarter, accounting for 2.5 percent of the global smartphone market. That was down from 8.2 million in the same quarter last year, when Windows accounted for 3.4 percent of the global smartphone market.