Earlier Sunday, we told you that it seemed that the Nokia Lumia 929
aka Nokia Lumia Icon, had gone on sale in China
. A Verizon exclusive, the model was imported by the country's largest online retailer, Taobao. The price of the phone is 3800 CNY ($628 USD). This device will give us a good idea of the true demand of Windows Phone since it will be chock full of high end specs, but with a more pocketable 5 inch screen than the 6 inch glass found on the Nokia Lumia 1520
. With specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4
we should get a rough idea of how far the platform has come. That is, until the next-gen top shelf Android models get released.
The Nokia Lumia Icon got a quick release on Verizon's website before being pulled
. The model was supposed to have already been launched, but there is a rumor that it has been delayed until next month
due to Microsoft's purchase of Nokia Devices and Services.
A 45 second video showing the Nokia Lumia Icon was posted on YouTube today. Sure, the video runs under a minute, but it probably whet your appetite for the phone just the same.