February 20th launch for the Nokia Icon?

February 20th launch for the Nokia Lumia Icon?
Thanks to a number of delays, there is now a big pent-up demand for the Nokia Lumia Icon, a Windows Phone exclusive for Verizon. With roughly the same high-end specs that you'd find on the Samsung Galaxy S4, and a 5 inch screen to boot, Nokia has a phone that can challenge the current crop of high end Android handsets. Back in December, we told you that Verizon's desire to deal with just Microsoft in discussing marketing of the device, had delayed the launch until February. Microsoft, as you know, is acquiring the Devices and Services arm of Nokia and Big Red did not want to run into a confusing maze in deciding which firm it should talk to when it needs to discuss things like marketing of the phone.

Now, a leaked inventory listing for Verizon shows the white and black versions of the Nokia Lumia Icon arriving on February 19th, with accessories coming the next day. A published report on Saturday says that pre-orders for the phone will begin at Microsoft Stores this Wednesday, February 12th. Reserving a unit will require a $50 deposit.

The Nokia Lumia Icon will be equipped with a 5 inch AMOLED screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920. A quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 is under the hood, with 2GB of RAM on board and 32GB of internal storage. A 20MP PureView camera with dual-flash graces the back of the handset, which is powered by a 2510mAh cell. The device will have Windows Phone update 3, with Lumia Black, pre-installed.

Verizon supposedly asked Nokia to brand the phone, which is how the handset became the Nokia Lumia Icon instead of the Nokia Lumia 929. The other day we showed you a video teaser from Nokia that simply showed the printed sentence "See and hear what you've been missing," which is the exact same line used on the Nokia Lumia Icon listing that accidentally was posted on Verizon's site before being taken down by the carrier.

source: WPCentral

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