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Microsoft shows off selfie-smartphone at company meeting

Microsoft device chief Stephen Elop showed off two phones at the company meeting, including one designed specifically for taking selfies
By: Tamlin Magee | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:02 pm

Two fresh Windows Phone 8.1 devices are soon to appear in the wild, one of which will apparently be designed specifically to take selfies.




The two were reportedly shown off to Microsoft employees at an annual company meeting by Stephen Elop, the former CEO of Nokia and current devices head. Elop described the device as a "selfie phone," according to the Verge, which is likely to be the codename Superman handset with a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The second is apparently codename Tesla, which was designed as a high-end smartphone at an affordable price.


Just how well the phones will fare is anyone's guess, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did recently allude to a unified experience across all Microsoft devices. It could well be possible that the company is lining up some big hitters - provided it finally manages to iron out the ecosystem problems that have plagued it since the start.


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