Verizon Wireless has a big red valentine for anybody who loves to take and share mobile video: The new $199 Nokia Lumia Icon, which goes on sale Feb. 20 and sports some of the best recording technology packed into any smartphone.
The phone, which comes in black or white, is available for preorder starting today from any brick-and-mortar Microsoft Store, and if you grab one from Microsoft before March 16, you’ll get a free Nokia Wireless charger.
What’s so awesome about Nokia’s latest Lumia? Besides its obvious good looks, here are some highlights:
The Icon is also Verizon’s first Windows Phone with a speedy quad-core processor. This 2.2 GHz engine not only helps power its great photo and video feature, but makes it ideal for Xbox gaming. Another handy plus: the phone’s 2420 mAh battery supports wireless charging (charging pad sold separately).
The Lumia Icon also comes with Nokia’s latest software update, Lumia Black, as well as Nokia’s suite of highly regarded photo and video apps: Nokia Camera, Refocus, Storyteller and Video Director. That’s on top of all the high-profile imaging apps already in the Windows Phone Store, including Instagram, Vine, Vyclone, Go Pro, and Hipstamatic Oggl, just to call out a few.
Check out the Nokia Lumia Icon features and specs to see how it stacks up against the competition.
Wrong, I want the ICON to come to At and T. the 1520 and 1020 and 1320 for that matter are too big. But I want the quad processor and the 20 MP camera and the 4 mikes. The 6 inch phablet is too big, I want a phone that will toast a iPhone 5s and Samsung 4.The Icon can and in 6 months will be my upgrade and I pray they had the At and t version. Try shoving a 6 inch phone in your pocket? 5 inch you can. I have a 920 now but I loved the Icons specs. some moron returned his because he didn't know how to resize tiles. Got to be a ex-apple or droid person that has never had the ability to resize tiles.
I love my HTC H windows phone I has everything Nokia does not have including blutooth
i like very much lumia becz it s my system
i like Lumia
20-megapixel camera - this is fantastic!
It's been a LONG time since I've commented in any of these threads, but I feel compelled to at this point. Although I've been very strong supporter of both Windows Phone and Windows 8--while not hiding my opinion when Microsoft has made boneheaded choices--I think I've finally reached a point where I will no longer be recommending Windows Phone to my friends. I've had really good success at convincing friends and family to switch to WP. But the majority of things leaking with the release of the SDK for Windows 8.1 have angered me so much that I cannot fathom a reason for anyone to switch. Microsoft is all but completely killing the hubs (a MAJOR reason I like the platform), killing multi-share (which I use many times daily, and had expected them to EXPAND the accounts I could broadcast to), gotten rid of the capacitive buttons, muddied up the clean user experience with a notification center, thus rendering live tiles almost completely useless. Removing accounts that could integrate? WHY? I could go on and on, but there is so much WRONG with what they are doing to my beloved OS that it just makes me sick. I love my Lumia 1020 with Black+GDR3. But I think I just may be at the point where this is the last Windows Phone I get. I still have my Lumia 920, and I'll probably load 8.1 on it when it comes out just to see how horrible the Windows Phone has become, but if it's everything that I fear based on what's leaked, I will not be updating my Lumia 1020 and ruining the experience. I'll likely just hold onto it until it no longer functions. I just can't believe how badly they are destroying the strongest features of Windows Phone!
Looks great but I hope that MS will follow through with a 1520 and 1020 variant for Verizon.
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I can vouch for this camera, it's the same one you get in the Lumia 1520 which even at 20MP it is either on par with or outshoots the 1020 in many situations. The 4 mics for HD video capture crisp audio if you want amazing photos and killer video the Zeiss Optics are unrivaled. As for WP8.1 there will be an update for all existing WP8 users you just have to wait or join the developer program to get it early.
Here is the thing about this news. Verizon customers have been waiting for a top tier phone since the release of the Nokia Lumia 1020. (The 928 was not it) This phone has been rumored for months now...but nothing! Now here we are, only 2 months away from the release of Windows Pone Blue (8.1), and they release the phone now with the old operating system. Why release it now? In two months every Windows Phone user is going to want Windows Phone Blue on their device. Why not release it with Windows Phone Blue on board? (even if it is not released until April 2014) Then it would be a truly cutting edge device with the latest and greatest on board and Verizon customers will be happy for once. What you are creating by releasing this phone now, this close to Blue but without Blue, is a lot of unhappy customers when it takes Verizon 6 months to roll out WP Blue on a phone they purchased just before Blue was released. Verizon...your timing is incredibly bad. Either this phone will be largely ignored because most of your WP customers will be waiting to see if you are going to release a phone with WP Blue on board or they will not want a phone that will be obsolete in a couple of months. The only way to save this release is to be clear and up front about VERY quick updates to WP Blue!
looks good. but I want Nokia to do a 41MP 5" 1080p International phone (32GB +MicroSSD + Wireless Charging) plus the rest of the goodness, running on WindowsPRT 8.1
How long will this be an exclusive to Verizon?
And while we're at it will T-Mobile be getting a 1520 variant?