Two days ago we learnt, via Verizon’s twitter support, that the carrier will be selling through their current stock and will then “retire” the Nokia Lumia Icon.
That process must be going faster than expected, as the handset is no longer listed on Verizon’s website, with links which previously linked to it now being redirected.
The carrier now only offers 4 “new” Windows Phones, with 3 out of the 4 dating back to 2013.
Besides the statement on Twitter the Verizon has not been saying much, but did issue a comment to Mary Jo Foley via Microsoft, saying:
“Icon is in stock and Verizon is actively selling it at retail stores for $99.99 after $50 MIR and 2 year contract.”
While technically correct, it does not address the issue of how long the current best Windows Phone will still be available to Verizon subscribers.
Verizon has pre-announced that they will be carrying the Nokia Lumia 830. The Nokia Lumia 830 has been labelled Microsoft Mobile’s “affordable flagship” and features a 10 megapixel Pureview camera with optical image stabilization, a thin metal framed design that’s only 8.5 m thick, HD screen and Snapdragon 400 processor, wireless charging and will run the latest Lumia Denim, which brings much faster camera performance.
Do our readers think this is an adequate replacement for the Icon? Let us know below.