Pre-order by March 16 and get a free wireless charging accessory
If you are in the market for a new smartphone and you like Windows Phone equipped Nokia devices a new smartphone is up for pre-order at the Microsoft Store online. The phone is the Nokia Lumia icon. The smartphone can be pre-ordered right now for $199.99 with a new 2-year contract.
Those that pre-order the smartphone before March 16 will get a free wireless charging accessory valued at between $49 and $69. "The Microsoft retail stores are excited to offer our customers the new Nokia Lumia Icon for purchase," said Kelly Soligon, senior director, Marketing and Experiences for Microsoft retail stores. "Microsoft retail store customers not only get access to this great new Windows Phone from Nokia, they also have a chance to customize it from top to bottom and receive a complimentary, personalized setup session with a Microsoft retail store associate."
The smartphone has a quad-core 2.20GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The Icon has a 4.99-inch screen with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. The screen supports 16 million colors and has 441ppi. Nokia also promises that the screen is bright enough to be easy to read in direct sunlight.
Power comes from a 2420 mAh battery that supports Qi wireless charging. The Icon has a 20MP PureView smartphone with Carl Zeiss optics and 4x digital zoom. The front camera is a 1.2MP unit. The smartphone is offered at the Microsoft Store on the Verizon network for new or existing customers.