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Nokia unveils new metal-body Lumia smartphone

Published on May 15, 2013 6:05 AM

LONDON/HELSINKI (REUTERS) - Nokia unveiled a lighter, metal model in its Lumia smartphone range, as it tries to catch the eye of buyers to close the huge market lead of rivals Samsung and Apple Inc in the lucrative handset market.

The Lumia 925 is the latest in Nokia's range using Microsoft's Windows Phone software and will be sold for 469 euros (S$755) before taxes and subsidies through carriers such as Vodafone and China Mobile.

Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop has pinned the future of the loss-making company on Windows Phone, hoping to reverse a dramatic drop in revenue over the last two years.

The phone weighs 139 grams, compared with 185 grams for the earlier 920 model, which some critics had said was too heavy. It also utilizes a new smart camera mode, a photo editing function which Nokia intends to introduce to all Lumia devices.

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