Carl Durrek Carl is a gaming fanatic, forever stuck on Reddit and all-around lover of food.

Verizon could be retiring the Lumia Icon

48 sec read

You might remember that earlier this year there were a lot of rumors about Verizon receiving an exclusive Windows Phone device. In February the Lumia Icon was exclusively launched on Verizon and it later became in other markets as the slightly modified Lumia 929. A new report suggests that Verizon might be retiring the device even before it has been one full year since it was launched and a tweet from one of Verizon’s own accounts seems to corroborate this.

Verizon seems to have removed mentions of the Lumia Icon from the Verizon Wireless site, though the Lumia 928 (introduced in May 2013) is still featured and for sale there. “Retiring,” in this case, appears to mean continuing to sell existing inventory but not restocking, based on a Twitter exchange between Blue Chip consultant Eric Grover and a one of the people responsible for the Verizon Wireless Twitter account. After pinging and repinging various Microsoft spokespeople as to whether this was true all day long on October 10, I still couldn’t get an official confirmation — or a denial. Nokia launched the Lumia Icon, a k a the Lumia 929, exclusively on Verizon in February 2014. The launch gave those of us Windows Phone users on Verizon hope that Microsoft/Nokia and Verizon had begun smoothing out their rocky relationships. But since that time, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like much has really changed.

Avatar of Carl Durrek
Carl Durrek Carl is a gaming fanatic, forever stuck on Reddit and all-around lover of food.

Is the OnePlus 3 a true flagship killer?

The OnePlus 2 is a great smartphone, but it’s far from the “flagship killer” that OnePlus describes it as. For a company whose motto is...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
55 sec read

Nobody can waste billions of dollar better than Microsoft

I’m not one to laugh at other people’s failure… except that I am, and one of my favorite targets to laugh at is Microsoft...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
1 min read

Nokia has confirmed that it’s returning to the mobile…

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft is selling its feature phone business for $350 million, Nokia decided to announce that it’s going to...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
59 sec read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *