Verizon's Nokia Lumia Icon 929 may be released on February 5 or March 5


After numerous leaks and rumors, Nokia’s unannounced Lumia Icon / 929 might finally be ready to hit shelves in the US. According to @evleaks, the new Windows Phone 8 handset could be released on February 5, although he suggests that the launch date may also be March 5.

Curiously, the Lumia Icon can already be purchased in China, where it costs around $628. Its price at Verizon, off contract, might be similar. We’re guessing that the largest US mobile carrier will not ask more than $200 for the handset on contract.

The Lumia Icon 929 is a big step up from Verizon’s older Lumia 928. Its features include a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi), LTE and global 3G  connectivity, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and what seems to be a 2,420 mAh battery. The smartphone has a 20MP PureView rear camera with dual LED flash (gone is the Xenon flash found on the Lumia 928’s camera).

The Icon will be the world's second 1080p Lumia smartphone, after the larger 6-inch Lumia 1520 (which is already available in the US via AT&T, costing $199.99 on contract).

source: @evleaks

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Lumia Icon
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(16.4h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. CEMIII

Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

Man this blows there just draggin the F--K along watch it be March being it hasn't even hit FCC yet. Oh well I've waited this long. My old WP is fallin apart evertime I touch it. Just put it out already VZ.

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1485; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If they launch it with out windows 8.1 (which I'm hoping that's why it's taking so long)this phone will be a flop, just like the other Verizon Lumia. It's a shame that Apple is the only one that Verizon can't f***k with when it comes to phone release or updates. Verizon is Apples beach.

3. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Or 4/5, 5/5, 6/6, etc. All just as realistic dates. Wouldn't be surprised if the next line of Lumia, now branded Microsoft, is announced before this even hits the Verizon official "keep me informed" site.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

928, not 982. You got a little dyslexic on us.

9. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Solved, thanks for noticing!

5. spo

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 25, 2009

I've been waiting since around August for this phone when it was rumored to be released in October/November. By the time it comes out there will be something else on another carrier that will blow this phone away. Also, I think that if Nokia waits too long to release this phone they are going to lose sales to customers who would rather wait a couple of extra months to see the iPhone 6. They really should have released this in time for the Holidays. The Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 are just around the corner.

7. CEMIII

Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

There will always be something around the corner. But truth be told the Lumia ICON is a bad ass phone even the trolls want it w/ an Android platform. Being I have a 5S (Sprint) for work & the wife has a S4 (Vz) haha btw she has no clue of its capability aside calling & texting. I must say that unless they make dramatic changes especially Apple. The functionality of my dusty trust worthy Arrive from Sprint is a better platform for me. So the new WP will be a solid improvement. It integrates better. Integrates_ I know all the phones work well when you open the apps. DUHAAA My WP7 modded is on its last legs but id rather that than the amount of bloat ware on Android & its rediculous amount of downloads truely annoys me. Hahaha the device has google ware you can't get rid of cause its no longer supported. Why cause they updated it with something else which equals more bloatware; What is that about. Otherwise its a decent phone. Apple the device is sleek that's it. Their eco system is tight. However MS has made good ground w/ 8.1 & has a solid following as well as Google There's enough apps on all to keep me satified. That quad core will be around for a minute. It has 1 yr in & prob 2-3 more to go before it can really be taken advantage of.

10. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Typical of Verizon. Their "comprehensive testing" just delays the phones to the point where once they are released, they *may* work better, but they are behind all of the other carriers in technology. So, by the time it is released, other carriers will be releasing the updated version of this phone. Sheesh...

6. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I love Verizons coverage. But slow updates, lousy selection of phones and releasing them months after everyone else is why I finally moved on.

8. CEMIII

Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

LOL Sprint is no better but has better coverage & maybe 10-20 better on pricing

11. Penny

Posts: 1850; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Hi Florin, the best information I've heard so far from people more knowledgeable than myself is for a February 6th release. Hopefully that's the case for those who have been waiting on it, but then that might also serve to screw all us Verizon customers over yet again if Nokia announces next gen stuff at MWC right after that.

12. CEMIII

Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

FYI if its not out for XMAS holiday it'l be out in Macrh after MWC

13. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Bring this to T-Mobile and I'll give back my Samsung Galaxy S4 just to get this Mokia Smartphone.

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