Verizon Launching Nokia ‘Icon’ Handset


VerizonNokia is preparing to release a new 5-inch 1080p device for Verizon, and the US carrier appears to have accidentally listed the device on its website today with a placeholder price of $777. Labeled as the Nokia Lumia Icon, the 5-inch device includes a 20-megapixel camera, 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and a 2420 mAh battery according to the specifications listed by Verizon. The device has leaked a number of times under the name Lumia 929, but it appears Verizon will brand the device as the Lumia Icon instead. Nokia’s Lumia Icon looks to be a smaller version of its giant 6-inch Lumia 1520, but it’s not clear if the Finnish smartphone-maker plans to release a similar variant on other US carriers or even internationally. Nokia has typically provided custom Windows Phone variants for Verizon, so that may be unlikely. While Verizon doesn’t list all of the Lumia Icon specifications, the device is also expected to include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a dual-LED flash, and an aluminum frame. We’ve reached out to Verizon for comment on the Lumia Icon release date and pricing, and we’ll update you accordingly.

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