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:
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.