Nokia Lumia Icon (929) briefly listed at Verizon's website with a hefty price attached

Nokia Lumia Icon (929) briefly listed at Verizon's website with a hefty price attached
Nokia’s presence at CES 2014 isn’t impressive by any means, but that can’t stop the company from announcing something new for the US really soon, right? Right. The announcement we’re talking about could finally make Verizon’s Nokia Lumia Icon official. The new smartphone (also known as Lumia 929) was briefly listed by Verizon over at its test manager website earlier today, so its rumored January 16 launch date might be accurate after all. The URL for the Icon’s page seems to be functional as we type this, although it leads to a generic page showing already-available products.

Luckily, Engadget snapped a screenshot of the website, revealing that Verizon is planning to sell the Lumia Icon for $777 off-contract. That’s a pretty weird price if you ask us, so it may be just a mistake (especially since the same price appears as available with a new 2-year contract agreement).

Running Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia Icon should feature a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, LTE, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear camera with PureView technology, and a 2,420 mAh battery. We’re glad that Verizon and Nokia didn’t stick with the Lumia 929 moniker - that one lacked personality. We’ll bring more details on this as soon as they’re unveiled.

source: Verizon via Engadget

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Lumia Icon
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2420 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8



25. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

WTF with the PRICE?

23. adamyarockstar

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 09, 2014

sir what will be the cost of this phone.??

21. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Just another indicator this bad boy is pending. And pending. And pending. But it is a near perfect device for anyone who likes WP. Nokia branding, 5" screen, everything high end, top end specs will be perfect for updating to WP 8.1 one it comes out. Very dependable network nationwide. Sigh..... *snowgator sits on AT&T, pouting and jealous*

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

This could easily have been made in a photo-editing program, hence the same numbers repeating for the price. Verizon always likes to do stuff differently than everyone else, so insisting on a model without numbers like the rest of its line-mates doesn't seem too out-of-whack for them. That said, it should still have numbers.

17. kerell78us

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

My goodness fellas, you guys really do believe the phone is $777 on/off contract? Firstly, prices usually end with 0,5,9 not 7 for crying out loud. Secondly, the URL is:​nokia-lumia-icon It's located at a subdoman with titled "testman". Thirdly the specs info is missing or mostly non-existent. I'm suprised at all you geeks... Detention for each one of you! hahaha

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're repeating everything that has already been said... Detention for you for not reading.

22. kerell78us

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Sorry buddy I read before posting. My post was simply to add emphasis so I'm not going in detention, but I'll go quietyly and take a beer... cheers

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Grab one for me!

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm still irritated that *this* device is the exclusive, to frickin' Verizon of all carriers, and they made the incredibly niche 1520 the multi-carrier option.

26. Btill

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

You are joking right? Verizon = 1 Nokia phone currently, the 928. ATT = Several to pick from... A selection you can pick from based on price or screen size and so on... Yippie! One Nokia choice and only 3 phones total to pick from () when you want to be using a Windows phone. Thanks for playing, come again! Verizon will have the 929 at some point, but the technology that it is created with, it is already old as the chip is right at one year of age upon release if they wait until February 2014 to do so. Really? February? Do they not see the number of hit on the left side of the page for this phone that is not yet on the market? "Total hits: 258721" If only ATT would get with it and make their service as good as Verizon in my area. I would switch just to own a Nokia 1020 or 1520 and dump this Droid phone from my life.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

Oh noes $777 on a 2 year contract or off contract? I need help deciding which one to choose!

11. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

It's better buying it outright, there you don't get stuck to a 2year contract. I bought the Note3, S4, iP5s from Ebay 20% cheaper.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's probably going to be about $650+ off contract, which is a really streep price.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I could see 650 or 599. But the 1520 is 549. I would think this be 499, I don't see Verizon liking a price war to much with a bigger screen phone with the same specs. Yup ill go with 499.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is Verizon we're talking about. $600+ is my answer.

13. papss unregistered

I agree that's too much considering the 1520 is one hundred cheaper

2. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Pricetag like that on any phone is just stupid. On a WP... well there just another level of stupidity. Whats the point of buying a WP with high end specs? If you can get he same experience on a WP for a much cheaper price? WP is such a joke

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're basically paying for the screen and camera on the Lumia. As for the WP8, I agree, but S800, LTE, 1080p and 20.7 PV camera, the steeper price is worth it.

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Come on, that price is obviously a placeholder. The developers didn't know the real price when they made the webpage, so they used a fake one that will be updated once they get to know the real price.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You have no clue what kind of power the s800 brings for the camera alone. The 1020 would see a huge boost in that department. Games as well run smoother when switching back and forth. It also allows for future updates to not be fully hindered by specs. With the windows architecture dual side apps and other things could be more easily done especially if they decide to merge winp8 with win rt.

10. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Superb device, really makes me wana buy a great all in one superp speck device. "Immensely let down by the platform" finally no more saying: "No apps and games, and uses last years specs" from commonly other platform users. I"m really tempted looking to purchase a Nokia device, after the last N97 from Nokia...

1. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Meanwhile, the iPhone 5s costs almost $1300 in Denmark...

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Why mention the iPhone at all?

14. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Because it's the most expensive one in Denmark... :P

18. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

not only in Denmark but it's worldwide

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Who cares about iPhone, bring Nokia A110....bring it on Nokia can't wait damn it.

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