Do you know the biggest problem plaguing Windows Phone operating system?
No, the answer isn’t lack of apps (that’s an obvious issue probably due to late entry after the popular iOS and Android platforms).
Can you think of a flagship WP-based smartphone which can compete against Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1 and others?No..because there aren’t any. That’s true, even if you want to get a high-end WP, you’re out of luck except the enormous Nokia Lumia 1520.
Well, that’s set to change soon with the launch of the Nokia Lumia Icon. It’s very similar to its sibling and boasts of powerful features.
Technical specifications of the Nokia Lumia Icon
1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution, 441ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Adreno 330 graphics processing unit
32GB internal storage, which unfortunately can’t be extended further
20MP PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics
LED flash for taking images in low-light conditions
1.2MP camera at the front for video calls
2G/ 3G/ 4G network support
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS
2,420 mAh non-removable battery
Can be charged wirelessly
Pricing and availability information for the Nokia Lumia Icon
Nokia has announced the smartphone in exclusive partnership with Verizon, a telecom carrier based in US and will go on sale starting Feb 20th. It will be available for 199 USD with two-year contract. However, there’s no information whether it’ll be available in more countries.