Nokia Icon dummy model mistakenly goes public at a Fry's; phone could launch as soon as February 5th - PhoneArena

Nokia Icon dummy model mistakenly goes public at a Fry's; phone could launch as soon as February 5th

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Nokia Icon dummy model mistakenly goes public at a Fry's; phone could launch as soon as February 5th
It looks like there might have been a screw-up at a Fry's retail location in San Marcos. A dummy model of the long awaited Nokia Lumia Icon made it to the table of Verizon phones, mistakenly taking up the spot where the Nokia Lumia 928 should have been. How do we know that it is not the Nokia Lumia 928? Because the back of the phone reveals a 20MP (PureView) camera and the front shows off the three columns of Live Tiles.

If Nokia is sending out dummy models to retailers, it could mean that we will see the phone launched on February 5th. Master leaker evleaks recently tweeted that the phone would launch on either February 5th or March 5th. In addition, part of the User's Guide for the handset was leaked as well.

What makes the Nokia Lumia Icon so important is that it offers specs equal to those of a top-shelf Android model. And while the same specs are featured on the Nokia Lumia 1520, the latter has a 6 inch screen as opposed to the 5 inch glass on the Lumia Icon. That makes the unannounced model more mainstream than the phablet, and will give us the first chance to see how well a high-end Windows Phone handset can do when on a level-playing field against rival Android units. We're talking 1080 x 1920 resolution on the aforementioned 5 inch glass, quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage.

The Nokia Lumia Icon is a Verizon exclusive and is expected to be offered for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Reddit, @evleaks via NokiaPowerUser (1), (2)
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