Windows Phone lovers on Verizon have had something to brag about since February of this year – the Nokia Lumia Icon. Verizon’s flagship Windows Phone device not only features a large 5-inch display, but also 1080p resolution, 20 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, and dual-capture mode (read our in-depth review here).
While that’s all fine and dandy, it appears that Verizon has ‘retired’ the Lumia Icon, after only being available for eight months. This information comes from Verizon’s official support account on Twitter (spotted via WPCentral), which simply states, “We have stock in all areas, however it has been retired.”
Verizon has yet to issue an official statement announcing the retirement of the Lumia Icon, so this tweet comes as a surprise. Perhaps it was sent out on accident? Perhaps the Verizon employee who was sending out the tweet had the Lumia Icon mistaken for another Windows Phone on Verizon, like the Lumia 928? Who knows.
Either way, take this for what it’s worth and wait for an official confirmation from Verizon. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.
@TKolar We have stock in all areas, however it has been retired. *AC
— VZW Support (@VZWSupport) October 9, 2014