Nokia’s long-delayed Lumia 929 may finally see the light of day next month as the Lumia Icon. The Windows Phone handset made a brief appearance on Verizon’s website this morning (yet again), while Twitter tipster @evleaks also shared an image of the device, claiming it will launch on either Feb. 5 or March 5.
So, February 5th or March 5th? pic.twitter.com/tg7qCz2tNr
— @evleaks (@evleaks) January 23, 2014
Thanks to its brief appearance on Verizon’s website, we now have a pretty good idea what to expect from the Nokia Icon. The device will apparently come equipped with a 5-inch 1080p OLED display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 2420mAh battery, NFC, a 20-megapixel rear PureView camera and a 1.2-megapixel secondary shooter. The device was listed at $777 online, though we imagine a carrier subsidized version will sell for $200 with a 2-year contract here in the U.S.
If the Lumia Icon does hit the market in the next month or two it could be Nokia’s final smartphone release before Microsoft swallows up the Finnish company’s mobile business. Then again, the decision to switch from a number-based name to the Icon title could indicate that this might be the first Lumia handset released with Microsoft at the wheel. Either way, it won’t be long now before we hear an official announcement.