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Microsoft expands 4G-enabled smartphone lineup in Taiwan

TAIPEI -- Microsoft Corp. launched its 4G-enabled Lumia 930 smartphone in Taiwan Thursday, marking the second Windows phone released in Taiwan since the software giant acquired Nokia's handset division.

The Lumia 930 will be available from Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan's largest mobile service provider, on July 16 with a price tag of NT$18,900 (US$631) for a contract-free model. The 5-inch device runs Windows Phone 8.1 and sports a 20-megapixel PureView camera with a lens by German optical systems maker Carl Zeiss AG.

Microsoft launched the mid-range Lumia 635 in June with Chunghwa Telecom and has planned to make more Lumia series phones compatible with the country's new 4G LTE network through software upgrades, said Jacob Chen, general manager of Taiwan sales and marketing at Microsoft Devices Group.

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