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Report: Microsoft To Release Two New Windows Phones

One of them is described as a “selfie phone.” Yeah, it’s just phone with a camera.

Report: Microsoft To Release Two New Windows Phones
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Microsoft is reportedly gearing up for the forthcoming release of two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

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According to The Verge, Stephan Elop, Microsoft’s EVP of devices, unveiled the new phones in an internal meeting this week, describing one of the devices as a “selfie phone.” You just cringed, didn’t you?

Formerly codenamed “Superman,” the “selfie phone” has a 5-megapixel forward-facing camera with a 4.7-inch screen. So, basically it’s a phone… with a camera. Got it.

Microsoft is also planning to release what has been dubbed as an “affordable high-end phone” that will likely replace the Lumia 720.

Read more about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 launch here.

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KC works covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at "Good Morning America" where he was the social media producer.

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