The Nokia Lumia Icon is now available with Verizon for $199 on contract, comes bearing gifts for early adopters
0. phoneArena 21 Feb 2014, 03:22 posted on
The Lumia Icon can be yours for $199.99 with a two-year commitment to Verizon Wireless, which is going to be the exclusive provider of the device for the US. The Icon will also be made available at the still scarce brick & mortar Microsoft Stores, and to incentivize you to make the trip to one of those, a free Nokia wireless charging accessory is being thrown in. Granted that you order before March 16th, that is. Moreover, buying the Icon will get you a $100 slashed off towards your purchase of the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. Not a bad deal for top-shelf device...
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1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
What a gorgeous device... Windows 8.1 will make it sexier..
6. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Almost all flagship phones these days have wireless charging. But none are as thick as this.
7. mousesports (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
fu then dont look at it .. and go to buy samasugi
14. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Calm down, dude. Its,
30% thicker than iPhone
and 24% than GS4 and Xperia Z
....and that to me is THICK ! So relax ;)
17. papss (unregistered)
I'm used to thick if you get what I'm saying ;) know what I'm saying lol
18. DFranch (Posts: 174; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Neither the iphone or GS4 has wireless charging.
20. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
21. Calm_down_mon (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
He's an obvious hater, don't use real arguments, kinda of pointless.
26. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Yeah, right ! Because I am actually making a point behind my opinions and you are replying thing like 'NOT' and 'Its not.' without making constructive argument. LOL
29. Calm_down_mon (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
Um the problem is you do not have arguments you have opinions and some numbers, so they do not deserve more than "NOT" .. so yea L - o - L.
30. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
You just described that I give opinions and reasons (numbers) for my theory/belief.
But infact THAT IS the definition of argument:
a reason or set of reasons or opinions given in support of an idea, action or theory.-wiki
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
It's not bad at all.. I held one in the store yesterday and it's very nice.. Regardless of how thin other phones are it's in no way think.. Numbers aren't everything, and they definitely don't show how a phone looks, or fits in your hand.. This phone feels great, and your comment about thickness, and being over 30% thicker than a iPhone, shows that the worst way to gauge a device is buy written down specs alone... This phone is in no way too thick... By your way of thinking if a new iPhone came out, and it was 3mm thick, then anything 6mm would be to thick, and it never ends.. Would 3mm be to thick one day?... Not a good way of looking at things.
27. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Maybe. It would've helped if they made the device a bit more curvy from sides. That industrial design although looks nice doesn't seem very comfortable to me at first sight.
But, you could be right as well. I ll give a go when it arrives my local store, here in UK.
31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Fair enough.. I did notice it's thickness, but really, who cares.. It's not a thin phone, but I'm a man, not a teenage girl.. Of course I carry a 1520, so every dimension of the Icon is small to me.... I bet if the 1520 wasn't tapered it would appear to be as thick as the icon does... I'll take solidity over super thinness any day though.. That's just my opinion.
8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Windows phones still have no business being priced that much on contract. We are know it's going to be $99 in less than a month. You are starting to see Note 3's at that cost or less. Not a bad phone but the platform is clearly in 3rd place.
16. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
In my opinion WP can be priced at what pricepoint they choose, it's a great OS that keeps getting better. The majority of sites that ive seen the Lumia icon reviews have been positive and rightly so.
9. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1979; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
It's funny that PA love this device, and most other sites have not been very impressed by it.
10. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Its a great for 2013 flagship but not for 2014. I'm afraid it will be out dated just in few months when all the other OEMs come out with Qhd, sd 805, etc.
13. sip1995 (Posts: 1507; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Qhd, sd 805 You mean the Nokia lumia 1820.
15. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Hope the rumours are real.
But nothing too extensive or credible has leaked so far. I wouldn't be that excited just yet.
24. milesboy5 (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
That's why it is not a 2014 flagship. Its a spin-off of the Lumia 1520 which was a 2013 flagship.
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
So, the 2014 Corvette ZO6 is outdated because the all new 2015 model has been unveiled?.. Does the 2014 model not provide a good experience now??.
You've been a Android fan too long..
28. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
You're correct but then again Z06 is not their flagship model anymore and needs to be priced accordingly. This is how all the technology around us works. Simple economics !
Now just because my Moto G runs faster than GS3 it doesn't mean Moto G should be priced $800 (off contract). The point is that technology is outdated and R&D and marketing costs are probably recovered. So the tech can now be sold at discounted price as its not the best anymore.
Also, not to mention, it will struggle to compete with phones with 2k displays this year.
You've been away from simple logic far too long ;)
34. milesboy5 (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
I agree with the pricing on this new model off contract for $549...thats too much. But maybe thats just me as I have become accustom to lower-priced phone models such as my current moto x and my previous nexus
35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I used the ZO6 as an example because the 2015 ZR1 hasn't been unveiled yet...
And, who says that the Icons specs are out of date? Where is that written? What scale is used to determine that? It is the most ignorant thing to say that a device that has been launched recently with very modern components, and features, is out of date just because another one is launched the next day with higher specifications, especially when at this point higher numbers don't translate into a better user experience..
When a Snapdragon 800, 1080p screen, 2gb of ram, a 20mp camera, and wireless charging become the norm for a midrange phone then you can rightfully say that the Icon is out of date for a high end device.. For the time being, and for at least 2014 those specs are what you are going to see on most high end smartphones.... And, let's keep in mind that 2, or 3, devices alone don't determine what's in or out of date... The cutting edge specifications of the handful of devices that you're thinking of are just that "Cuting Edge"... That doesn't mean that current high end technology is out of date just because there are a few devices this year that will push the boundaries...
This is simple logic, and by now you shouldn't need that explained to you...
37. tech2 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
No need to put words in my mouth. I never said its out of date.
I merely said it will no longer be a future proof device when other new devices with much better hardware will launch in the market in just 1-2 months.For such a steep price you expect a future proof device.
40. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Steep price LOL!!! Future proof LOL!!!
Buy it direct from Microsoft for $199 & get a wireless charger & $100 off of the 2520 through March 16, 2013.
That sounds like $149 on contract & a $50 charger. It's a decent start. I admit they could have taken the xtra $100 off the phone but hey_
I'm no salesman but when that ends I would bet that's when Vz will either drop the price or provide a similar sale.
I mentioned before that it looks like Microsoft is modeling Apple's business model & from the looks of it most people like Nokia's hardware. Now that Microsoft has their mobile unit They are going to push them hard. The incentives haven't reached Vz yet but it will.
12. timezone (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Funny how people talk about being outdated. Yes, I also buy new phones very often starting from the days of the pocketpc and yet the differences were often imperceptible. On paper the new phone looms large and is a leap in technology. Once in one's hand...not so much.
Most people who own smartphones don't even know the OS running the thing and certainly do not know the processor chip and screen resolution. I am not saying this is the case for people visiting the forums. But ask the general smartphone user if they have NFC and the may ask if they should see a doctor. I would not worry about the phone being outdated and in fact it is not.
32. TechTeach (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
This device is very nice. I went to a Verizon store and saw it firsthand.
However, Verizon had it hidden in the back corner of the store. I literally had to ask where it was. It will not sell well as long as Verizon does not display it prominently.
So, if it fails, Verizon is partly to blame.
33. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
The LOVE - HATE Battle is over. Love has won over
ENVY & JEALOUSLY have set in.
Thick - thin, Air & retina who really cares. I don'tknow a single person that tries to be a Jedi with their device. My fingers work fine for now.
So I bid good bye to Sprint. No real WP support & slow to no devices no flagships. REALLY_I've been rockin the HTC Arrive all this time. How LAME it was the best device I owned to date.
Verizon Nokia ICON here I come hahaha. Getting mine today
36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
And, you sir deserve every bit of it... Just wait till your Icon gets the WP8.1-0xxxx update.... Then victory will be yours!!.. Lol!
38. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
OK So I get to the Vz store & they didn't even have it on display. I had to tell the rep what were they smoking. Then the dude brrings out a shell demo LOL I said really, he said that the tech in the back had to program the working display device. So I'm paitently waiting & looking around about 15 minutes later he brings me the device which was already programmed but the battery was dead I had to plug the thing up.
Turns out someone was running with it for a while.
Well the device it the same size as the S4 except with corners & its NICE.
Sadly they would not match Microsoft's offer of a free wireless charger & $100 off of Nokia's 2520 so I came home without it.
But I ordered it from the Microsoft Store. I get it in 3-5 days
The pain in waiting hahaha