Nokia announces 5 inch Lumia Icon for Verizon Wireless

Summary:Nokia just announced the Windows Phone I wanted to see when the 1520 was announced. The 5 inch display and high quality construction make the Lumia Icon a smartphone to consider.

Nokia announces 5 inch Lumia Icon for Verizon Wireless
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It was really no surprise that Nokia would be bringing a high end Lumia to Verizon to replace the Lumia 928 and today we see the official announcement of the Nokia Lumia Icon. Unlike the larger 6 inch display Nokia Lumia 1520 that disappointed me on AT&T, Nokia scaled this one down with a five inch display constructed using aluminum and ceramic materials.

I found the Lumia 1520 too large to be very useful in day-to-day usage, had a poor side button design, and then AT&T took out the Qi wireless charging capability. The Nokia Lumia Icon looks to avoid these issues with a smaller display, high quality construction, and Qi charging integration.

CNET has a full review of the Nokia Lumia Icon.

Specifications for the Nokia Lumia Icon include:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 GHz processor
  • 5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 3 display (441 ppi)
  • 2GB RAM and 32GB integrated storage
  • 20 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and OIS
  • 4 microphones for advanced recording and audio functionality
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and 801.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
  • 2420 mAh battery
  • Qi charging support
  • Dimensions of 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm and 167 grams

As you can see this is an attractive phone and I am seriously considering adding a Verizon line again to pick one of these up. I love the Lumia 925 design, but the Lumia Icon may top that and I can't wait to get my hands on one.

The Nokia Lumia Icon will be available on Thursday, 20 February, for $199.99 with a two year contract. You can pre-order it at Microsoft and get a free charging accessory too.

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Topics: Mobility, Nokia, Smartphones, Windows Phone

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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