Nokia Lumia Icon now available at Verizon and in Microsoft Stores, yours for $199.99
It’s February 20, so, just as we expected, Verizon and Microsoft have started selling the Nokia Lumia Icon. The flagship smartphone was announced a few days ago after undergoing many months of leaks, and now it’s yours to order.
You can do that either on Verizon’s website, in Verizon stores, on the Microsoft Store website, or in brick and mortar Microsoft Stores across the country. Whichever avenue you choose for sourcing your new Lumia Icon, the price will be the same: $199.99 with a new two-year contract signed with the carrier nicknamed Big Red. However, if you buy yours from Microsoft Stores before March 16, you’ll receive a free wireless charging accessory.
For the cash, you’ll get what is basically a shrunken down version of the Lumia 1520 phablet that was unveiled last year. The Nokia Lumia Icon is the first Windows Phone device by the Finnish smartphone maker to drop the numbered naming scheme, which was probably done for it to stand out some more.
It comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD ClearBlack touchscreen that can be used with gloves, a 20 MP PureView rear camera, a 1.2 MP wide-angle front camera, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Qi wireless charging, and a 2,420 mAh battery. Its dimensions are 137x71x9.8 mm, and it weighs 167 grams. It runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8.