Nokia Lumia Icon, coming February 20th to Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless has announced that it will be selling the Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Phone from February 20th for $199 on a 2-year plan. You can pre-order today in black or white and, if purchased before March 16th, Nokia will even throw in a wireless charger for free.

The star feature of the new phone is the high-end camera that can record 1080p video and 20-megapixel stills. The lens is made by ZEISS and supports optical image stabilisation to deliver sharp, shake-free footage even at high zoom ratios. The phone has also been optimized for use in video recording as it has been fitted with four high performance microphones to pick up as much of the ambient audio as possible and is fitted with a new feature designed to minimise distracting background noise whilst maintaining the vibrancy of the subject audio source; this is called Nokia Rich Recording.

The Nokia Lumia Icon, or 929, has a 5-inch HD display and 2.2GHz quad-core processor with a 20-megapixel, 1080p camera

The Icon is equipped with a 5-inch 1080p HD display and a quad-core 2.2GHz processor and it is the first Windows Phone with a quad-core processor to be sold on Verizon; the phone also has 2Gb of RAM.

The phone will come pre-installed with Nokia's latest Windows Phone update, Lumia Black. This features Nokia's popular suite of photo and video apps including Nokia Camera, Refocus, Storyteller and Video Director, all of which will no doubt make very good use of the Icon's impressive camera.

The handset has a 2420mAh battery which would normally be quite impressive but it is unknown as to how long it will be able to power a 5-inch screen and quad-core processor for.

The Nokia Lumia Icon is available for pre-order from Microsoft and Verizon Wireless stores now for delivery from February 20th and is formally known as the Lumia 929.

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It's always nice to see another Windows Phone (Particularly on Verizon), but I'm really not sure what I think of the 3 columns of Live Tiles personally. It just seems a bit busy...

I currently have an 822 so if I want the important tiles at the top I tend to have to make them small. This screen will give me the option of keeping the tiles larger and as such have more information on each tile. But like Darth said, you can make it as busy or as tile free as you like.

Cyborg_X said,
Pass. Waiting for 8.1 devices.
Honestly, the resolution/proc etc. pretty much makes this an 8.1 device. I'm waiting too, but, this device would be a solid purchase for a new contract or renewal.

Yes! I am expectign an all screen lumia with no hardware buttons and slimmer 1020.

That phone is ****ing gorgeous.. get rid of the buttons make the screen a bit bigger slim it down ala the 925 but with that sexy lens and talk about perfection!

WpCentral is reporting that the Icon will not have Glance and "Double tap"...
If it is true it will be just a further proof of the blatant arrogance of carriers that so deeply penalize the US market which is locked in their racketeering.

Fritzly said,
WpCentral is reporting that the Icon will not have Glance and "Double tap"...
If it is true it will be just a further proof of the blatant arrogance of carriers that so deeply penalize the US market which is locked in their racketeering.

Totally agreed, look what the clueless AT&T did to the gorgeous Lumia 1520... Removed wireless charging.

Cyborg_X said,
I think I use Glance more often than anything else on my phone.
Right there with ya. Not having to light up your screen to see the time, or the most recent text's first few words and who it's from is bliss. Double tap is fantastic too. Every phone deserves that feature.

Fritzly said,
WpCentral is reporting that the Icon will not have Glance and "Double tap"...
If it is true it will be just a further proof of the blatant arrogance of carriers that so deeply penalize the US market which is locked in their racketeering.

That really wouldn't make much sense...

@erfanullah ... Why turn them off? They're great features. And when they shipped, my batter life got even longer (not sure how, but hey). Just set "Glance" to "peak", and it's great. Double-tap to wake is also cool. I can't imagine why anyone would turn these great features off.

M_Lyons10 said,

That really wouldn't make much sense...


Indeed, I use it all the time: I can check if I have new emails or text without turning the screen on and access the phone without using the side button which, being a mechanical one, is more subject to fail in the long term.

eladbs said,
Great! Now, what with the rest of the world?
MWC2014 is right ahead... Waiting....

Supposedly verizon asked for this. Nokia designed it for them So this will probably be verizon only.

its a Verizon exclusive, but mwc looks like nokia are going to be announcing a number of devices, high end, mid range and low cost devices.