Nokia Lumia Icon pops its head up at Verizon again

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When, oh when, will the Nokia Lumia Icon finally launch? A couple weeks back we got what might be the biggest break in the phone’s launch story to date, when a page on Verizon’s test site not only revealed the phone’s listing prematurely, but also confirmed that Icon name, marking a major shift in how we talk about Lumia phones. But as quickly as it was unearthed, that page vanished. We were hoping that a launch might soon follow, with rumors pointing to a possible January 14 date, but that day came and went without delivering any Lumia Icon. Today we wonder if we’re once again right on the cusp of a launch, with the Icon making another brief appearance on Verizon’s site.

What makes this different from last time? Well, for one, while that last listing was on what was clearly a internal test site, this new one was discovered on Verizon’s public-facing site proper. Sure, it still had that same $777 price tag that’s presumably just a placeholder figure, but it’s hard to look at this and not come away thinking that a launch is imminent.

So when WILL it launch, then? That January 14 date was the last one we heard associated with this hardware, so for the moment we’re operating in the dark. If we’re being optimistic, could we maybe see the Icon arrive this week? Verizon loves it some Thursday launches, so maybe even January 23 could happen. We’ll be on the lookout for any new info, because really – this guy has got to arrive sooner or later, and we’re really pushing for “sooner.”

Source: Phone Dog

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