Nokia’s Lumia Icon: A Nice Windows Phone for Verizon with a Surprisingly Clunky Camera

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February 13, 2014 by AllKnol

Nokia’s Lumia Icon: A Nice Windows Phone for Verizon with a Surprisingly Clunky Camera

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In Androidland, there are so many manufacturers pumping out so many phones that there’s something for everybody. With the iPhone, there’s just Apple, a company which likes to keep things simple — it was big news last fall when it went from one model to two.

Then there’s Windows Phone. Though multiple companies make handset that run Microsoft‘s mobile operating system, the dominant one by far is Nokia — which, barring any last-moment shocker, is about to sell its entire phone business to Microsoft. Lately, it’s been producing a profusion of Lumia models: cheap phones, upscale phones, big phones, small phones, different phones for different carriers. It’s Android-like diversity, all from one company.

Nokia’s announcing its newest model, the Lumia Icon, today. This one’s exclusive to Verizon, where it’ll go on sale on February 20 for $200 on a two-year contract, the going rate for a well-appointed…

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