With yesterday’s basically obvious teaser for that Lumia Icon – also known as the Lumia 929 – you'd suspect that the launch date and announcement wouldn’t be too remote from now. Granted, expected dates have come and gone previously, however that Verizon stores are receiving inventory for add-ons and Nokia US is throwing up videos, we’re a lot more confident this time around around.
The most recent apple has got the Lumia Icon due for availability on Thursday, Feb 20th. Verizon typically launches new products with that day, to ensure that lines track of anticipation. Additionally, it matches prospects this device can come out before Mobile World Congress (so don’t expect so that it is introduced there).
Much more, we’re hearing the Icon goes on pre-order at Microsoft Stores on Wednesday, Feb twelfth, having a $50 deposit, making the official announcement from Verizon by early next most likely.
Inventory (Click to enlarge)
The data and confirmation comes via in-store inventory entries, seen above. We’ve observed such proof previously, simply to have Verizon push the go as far back. Theoretically, that may happen here, but because pointed out earlier, in-store inventory and promotions have previously begun, which makes it not as likely.
The Lumia Icon, formerly referred to as Lumia 929, sports some spectacular specifications. Actually, it’s basically the Lumia 1520 inside a more compact package. Arriving Black or Whitened, the brand new Verizon flagship will sport the next features:
Verizon Nokia Lumia Icon
- Home windows Phone 8 Update 3, Lumia Black
- 5” 1080P AMOLED Display
- 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 CPU
- 32 GB internal Storage
- 2 GB RAM
- 20 Mega pixel PureView camera with dual Brought expensive
- Qi-Wireless charging
- 2510 mAh battery
- 880 hrs Standby 13.83 hrs Talk-time
- Dimensions: 5.37 in (H): 2.81 in (W): .41 in
Overall, it’s the spitting picture of the Lumia 928, however with leading edge hardware jammed right into a device that's only slightly taller than its predecessor. The Lumia Icon also sports metallic-frame round the body, greatly enhancing the feeling (and quality) from the device.
The Lumia Icon was formerly referred to as Lumia 929, but we’ve learned that Verizon asked for the marketing re-brand to higher differentiate from AT&T along with other service providers. This move is comparable to their ‘Droid movement once they first adopted Android products. There isn’t any evidence though this will end up standard for future Lumias (or what individuals is going to be known as under Microsoft).
Yesterday’s teaser video uses the tagline ‘See and listen to what you have been missing’, the same language utilized on Verizon’s website that accidentally went live a couple of occasions, basically verifying the relatedness.