The Lumia Icon (previously known as the 'Lumia 929') is a custom Windows Phone designed for Verizon Wireless in the United States by Nokia. The phone was released on February 20, 2014 and it's Verizon’s first ‘phablet’ Windows Phone. The phone had been speculated as coming in late 2013, but internal delays pushed it back.
Featuring a 5-inch, 1080P display, the device is a follow up to the Lumia 928 but it features more advanced hardware, including 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, Qi wireless charging and a 2.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. The rather large phone also features a 20 MP rear PureView camera with oversampling technology akin to the Lumia 1020.
The phone launched with Windows Phone 8 Update 3 and Nokia’s Lumia Black firmware. It will get the Windows Phone 8.1 update in mid-2014.
On April 2nd 2014, Nokia announced the Lumia 930, which is the international version of the Lumia Icon. It has the same internal hardware as the Icon but comes in an assortment of colors.
12 February 2014
Our full review of Verizon's new flagship Windows Phone
On February 20th, Nokia and Verizon are bringing the highly anticipated Lumia Icon to market. The phone has been rumored for months, even going by the previous moniker of Lumia 929. But now it is finally getting the spotlight treatment...
18 February 2014
We’ve reviewed the Nokia Lumia Icon a few days ago and showed you the cool case Nokia sent it in, but now we have the actual retail packaging. This is the packaging you’ll receive when you buy an Icon from Verizon. The device is available on February 20th for $199 with 2-year contract...
03 April 2014
The Nokia Lumia 930 announced during Build is in many the perfect Lumia. There are just two features that are missing that may keep it from being the best Windows Phone on the market: no micro SD card and no Glance screen...
07 March 2014
Yesterday, I finally picked up my matte white/silver Lumia Icon from Verizon. Nokia wanted back the review device, so I had to decide if I wanted the Icon on my Verizon account. Of course I did, it’s a great phone...