Before Nokia even started teasing the phone with model number 929, dubbed the Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon, we’ve heard rumors that the phone would eventually land either in February or March, leaving an open question regarding its appearance at MWC later this month. According to this latest leak, it appears that the Verizon Windows Phone will be available before the Barcelona show.
WPCentral has received the screenshot above, allegedly snapped off of inventory listings. We can see the Lumia Icon listed in both black and white colors, and some dates. According to the report, you should expect the phone to be available for pre-order at Microsoft stores this Wednesday, February 12, against a $50 deposit.
The availability date is hinted for February 20, Thursday, despite the listing saying the 19th of the month, because, notes the report, Thursdays are usually the days to look out for new hardware at Big Red.
If any of the above holds any truth, we should see/hear official wording from Nokia/Microsoft/Verizon, soon, and we will be able to scratch one device from the Nokia MWC 2014 list (unless it has a global version somewhere in the cards).