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Verizon-exclusive Lumia Icon unveiled as Nokia's new flagship smartphone

By Shawn Knight
Feb 12, 2014
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  1. Nokia's latest Windows Phone is now available for pre-order as a Verizon exclusive. Known as the Lumia Icon, the company's new flagship handset is a sensible departure from the massive display found on the Lumia 1520 and includes a couple...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Wow what a powerhouse. For $200 this is a bargain.
     
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    Hard to be excited about any Windows Phone with WP8.1 right around the corner (at least its BUILD announcement).
     
  4. Cant see why. These phones will most definitely be upgradeable to WP 8.1. Its a fantastic phone at a great price, what more could you want?
     
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  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    Man! Who's your supplier for 'The Good Stuff?' I'd like to smoke it as well.
     
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    @tree
    As far as I know, MS supports upgrades for WP handsets for 18 months period, which is decent, but I think they should extend it to at least 24 months. With most new highend smartphones are shipped with 2GB of RAM, it shouldn't be a problem IMHO.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Hahaha. Yeah I get that this is expensive but for what it is offering versus other phones in its sector, it is a fantastic deal.
     
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  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    If I really wanted a device like this, I'd save for 3-4 months, buy it cash so that it's mine outright, then I'd choose a carrier of my choice and go prepaid. If that carrier annoyed me I could easily switch to another one. It's how I operate anyway. BUT...
    If I decided to go with a contract at $200 a month, at the end of the period I would've blown $4800 bucks and then some on what? Some lousy device that was already on it's way to obsolescence... Don't get me wrong, I do like the phone in this article and wouldn't mind owning it but I'd never EVER dream of spending 200 bucks a month on ANY phone contract. It's sheer madness as far as I'm concerned. I've got other things to waste my money on. But hey... That's just me.
     

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