Nokia has released new Windows-powered smartphones in the low- to mid-price ranges, hoping they will boost sales for the struggling Finnish handset maker. The Wall Street Journal reported that Nokia, which has operations in Irving, is making the move even as its competitors are released a number of high-end devices into the marketplace. The phones are the Lumia 720, a mid-price model that will retail for $329, and the Lumia 520 that will retail for about 139 euros in Europe. The Journal said competing in the low- to mid-range market is vital as the company faces increased competition in that arena from Chinese manufacturers Huwawei Technologies and ZTE Corp.



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