Leaked Verizon web page seems to confirm Nokia Lumia Icon [Update]

We have been waiting a while for the official launch of Verizon Wireless' next exclusive Nokia Lumia smartphone. Today, a few weeks after online rumors claimed the phone would be called the Nokia Lumia Icon, a page on Verizon's website went live briefly that seems to confirm those reports.

The page itself was spotted by a member of The Verge's forums and while the URL still exists, its content has since been taken down. Before it was removed, the page seemed to also confirm some of the rumored hardware specs for the Lumia Icon, including its 5-inch display, a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and a 20 megapixel camera. The page also showed a price of $777.00 which is likely just a placeholder and not the real cost of the phone.

This would be the first smartphone in Nokia's Lumia lineup that would ditch the numbered branding in favor of a real name; previous rumors about the Windows Phone 8 smartphone called it the Lumia 929. Neither Nokia nor Verizon have officially announced the phone but it is expected to launch sometime in mid-January.

This may be one of the last smartphones made by Nokia before its Devices and Services division is officially sold to Microsoft, which is expected to happen before the first quarter of 2014.

Update: Looks like the URL still has the content posted on it.

Source: The Verge | Image via The Verge

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Nokia should sell about 10 of these.

Why do I need single finger zoom? The pinch to zoom standard has already been set and has proven to be intuitive. No one ever said I wish I could zoom on a screen with just 1 finger. Wouldn't zooming on this phone with one finger ruin the experience for you on every other touch screen device where you need two fingers?

My two fingers get so tired with all this two finger zooming, I wish that I could zoom with just one finger.

derekaw said,
Nokia should sell about 10 of these.

Why do I need single finger zoom? The pinch to zoom standard has already been set and has proven to be intuitive. No one ever said I wish I could zoom on a screen with just 1 finger. Wouldn't zooming on this phone with one finger ruin the experience for you on every other touch screen device where you need two fingers?

My two fingers get so tired with all this two finger zooming, I wish that I could zoom with just one finger.


Yes it is BS really. I'd only buy one of these for the specs but then again I'd prefer a 1520.

derekaw said,
Nokia should sell about 10 of these.

Why do I need single finger zoom? The pinch to zoom standard has already been set and has proven to be intuitive. No one ever said I wish I could zoom on a screen with just 1 finger. Wouldn't zooming on this phone with one finger ruin the experience for you on every other touch screen device where you need two fingers?

My two fingers get so tired with all this two finger zooming, I wish that I could zoom with just one finger.


after reading this i tried the one finger zoom on my 1020 (wasn't aware of it till i read this article) and it works very well and is actually very handy. While taking a video with the phone in one hand its very difficult to use 2 fingers to zoom, this fixes that issue and the optical image stabilisation makes one handed, zoomed video wobble a none issue.

it seems that you don't have to be aware of a problem for it to be fixed, kind of like remotes i guess because before them people didn't think about the hassle of getting up to change channels, but now we have remotes its unthinkable (to a degree) - perfect example of a problem seemingly not existing but once fixed is glaringly obvious.

the single finger zoom, when you use it, is very handy and i think having to use 2 fingers from now on will seem awkward for me.

Looks like another generic candy bar phone. I know that's not typically Nokia's style so I wonder if the design is carrier influenced or for cost cutting reasons.

leoberto said,
"The Nokia Lumia Icon see and hear what you've been missing"..."single finger zoom"
What are those things?

Those are just references to the array microphones and the single-finger zoom features of Nokia Camera.

see and hear = "the ultimate smartphone video experience with gorgeous HD video and awesome stereo sound."

single finger zoom = "Zoom with one hand simply by swiping your finger on the display. You can zoom up to three times in 1080p video without losing clarity, while optical image stabilization keeps video smooth and jitter-free."

I should also mention that the Black update makes zooming MUCH smoother than it was. It was one of my only complaints on my wife's L1020. I noticed it this past weekend when we went to the zoo and I was recording a red panda that wouldn't keep still. It's a lot better than it was.

With the right price this should be a good seller for them as long as they actually have sales people willing to push it to customers.

Right size and interesting specs but.... carrier branded and too close to WP 8.1; I will wait to see what this update will bring.

Fritzly said,
Right size and interesting specs but.... carrier branded and too close to WP 8.1; I will wait to see what this update will bring.

I don't expect much of a hardware difference with new 8.1 phones compared to this or the 1520 though. One could get this if 5" is right for them and upgrade to WP8.1 in a few months.

I do however expect to see more models from other OEMs with 8.1, I think MS will change the licensing for the OS like the rumors are saying.

Neither do I as far as CPU and resolution but there were leaks about Nokia Goldfinger with some kind of 3D Touch among others so I can wait less than three months. TBH nothing in the available Nokia line appeals me more than my 920.

read tom warrens article on this a few hours ago. and while the phone looks nice i still personally think that a 5in device is too large.

I'm waiting for this phone, but seriously hope it goes for $50-100 on contract. The 928 is great, but this hardware is a + in every aspect except for the missing xenon flash.