|Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
BERLIN — Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones.
The devices unveiled Thursday are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana, a Siri-like voice assistant available to help with directions, calendar appointments and messages. Many of those interactions will steer users to Microsoft services such as Bing search and OneDrive storage.
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