Leaks and rumors are always fun, since you can get the feel what the upcoming device might be like. Of course, some phones leak rarely than others, and some require more attention to this point that you know all the crucial details along with some less important ones long before the phone goes official. That was the case with the Nokia Lumia Icon 929 Windows 8 smartphone for Verizon Wireless, which appeared many times at Cheap Phones. Thanks to numerous leaks, the announcement was just a formality. The phone is now available for pre-order from Microsoft online store.
Nokia Lumia Icon Windows 8 Phone for Verizon
The phone will be available from Verizon retail stores and online starting February 20th, just as expected. Subsidized price with a two-year contract is set at $199.99. The Lumia Icon is already available for pre-order, apparently, only from Microsoft store at the moment. Those customers who pre-order the phone from Microsoft before February 16th, will get a nice bonus in the form of a free charging accessory.
The Verizon-exclusive Nokia Lumia Icon features a 5-inch ClearBlack AMOLED with Full HD resolution and pixel density of 441 ppi. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection and is sensitive enough to interact with gloved fingers. The device is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and offers 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory plus 7 GB of cloud storage.
One of the phone’s strongest points is its 20-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization, dual LED flash and Zeiss optics. As the manufacturer promises, the sensor is capable of keeping 1080p resolution even with 3x zoom while shooting video. To make the experience even more enjoyable, Nokia pre-loaded the Lumia Icon with a number of camera-centric apps, such as Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph and more. Other features include a 2-megapixel user-facing camera, 4G LTE and HSPA+ connectivity, NFC, wireless charging and a 2,420 mAh battery.