Nokia Lumia Icon becomes official, will hit Verizon shelves on February 20th for $199.99

Nokia Lumia Icon

The moment has finally arrived. After countless number of leaks and speculation, the Nokia Lumia Icon has finally landed on the Big Red. The handset will hit retail on Verizon starting February 20th for $199.99 tied to a two-year contract, with the pre-orders kicking off today at the Microsoft store.

Nokia Lumia Icon boasts a similar set of specifications as the flagship Lumia 1520 phablet from the Finns, but comes in a smaller form factor. Although we know pretty much all there is to know about the Nokia Lumia Icon, there might be a few of you who don't remember. Here's a quck recap. The handset measures 5.39 x 2.79 x 0.39 inches and rocks a 5-inch Full HD OLED display sporting a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 441 ppi, which is quite impressive.

Under the hood, Nokia Lumia Icon is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC with a clock speed of 2.2GHz with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM on board. On the storage side, it features 32GB internal storage along with free 7GB SkyDrive storage for your needs. 

On the rear, it features a 20 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization and dual-capture mode, allowing users to capture snapshots at different aspect ratios. Other features include WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, microUSB 2.0 with charging, a 2,420 mAh battery and runs Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black update as its operating system, out of the box.

For those of you who plan to order the handset before March 16th, Microsoft is throwing in a free Nokia Wireless Charger. It seems Windows Phone devices are ready to go head-on with high-end Android devices and iPhones, thanks to the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 bringing along support for high-end specifications. In the meantime, take a look at the video posted by the folks at Nokia US.

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