Last week we announced the new Nokia Lumia Icon, a flagship device for Verizon Wireless in the United States. Today, it’s available at Verizon Wireless and Microsoft Stores around the country, waiting for you to pick it up and experience everything it has to offer.
The Nokia Lumia Icon has a thin and stylish frame with a 5-inch, 1080p full HD AMOLED screen. Although it appears delicate, this modern and compact device is also quite durable with an aluminum ring around its edges that not only add to its design and durability but also enhanced antenna performance.
The display features ClearBlack technology with Enhanced Sunlight Readability and a virtual 180-degree viewing angle, so your friends standing around you can see the screen with little reflection or glare, preventing you from having to squint when viewing in direct sunlight.
Unmatched audio, imaging, and power in a smartphone
Let Nokia Lumia Icon help you see and hear what you’ve been missing with unparalleled audio and video recording in a smartphone. Your photos and videos will look amazing when taken with its 20-megapixel camera, featuring six lenses with Carl Zeiss optics and Optical Image Stabilization. A wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/2.4 also makes photos look great in low-light settings, and 2x loss-less photo zoom lets you get close to the action without sacrificing resolution.
When you combine the phone’s Nokia Rich Recording audio technology for accurate, distortion-free sound and stereo recording along with Nokia PureView optics, you will have amazing visual and sound quality for all your personal videos that will be the envy of all of your friends. Directional recording enhances the clarity of your recordings by rejecting the sounds outside the direction of capture. In other words, the sound in front of the camera will be recorded in the best possible way.
The Nokia Rich Recording functionality found in the Nokia Lumia Icon is based on High Amplitude Audio Capture microphones, combined with Nokia’s state-of-the-art audio capture algorithms and acoustics design to get the very best recordings possible. You can capture the full hearing range from the lowest bass to the highest treble (ca. 20Hz to 20 KHz in frequency spectrum). As a result, when using the Nokia Lumia Icon you can record more than 6X louder sound levels than you could with conventional mics.
The device is a real powerhouse, fueled by a 2,420 mAh battery and 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, giving a fast, seamless experience to multitask between apps, documents, and games. It also comes with built-in wireless charging for those times that you do need to power up on the go.
In terms of storage, there is plenty of room for all your files with 32 gigabytes of on-board storage and another 7 gigabytes in the cloud through Microsoft’s OneDrive.
With the latest version of Windows Phone 8, Nokia Lumia Icon brings the best of Windows Phone to the table with full Microsoft Outlook in your pocket and all the latest apps like Vine, Instagram, Nokia MixRadio, and more.
Check out the the first hands-on video of the Nokia Lumia Icon to see all its features for yourself.
Available now at Microsoft and Verizon Wireless stores
Pick up your own Nokia Lumia Icon at any Verizon Wireless or Microsoft Store for a price of $199.99 with two-year activation. It is available at any Microsoft Store in black or white, and Verizon Wireless will be offering the black device for purchase in-store and online, with the white device available for online purchase only.
Microsoft retail and online store locations are taking orders for Nokia Lumia Icon and offering a free Nokia Wireless Charging accessory for those who purchase before March 16, 2014.
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