We all know smartphones can get the job done when it comes to business, but what about gaming and entertainment?
The new Nokia Lumia Icon, exclusive for Verizon Wireless users in the U.S., will soon be your favorite personal entertainment device.
A superior viewing experience
If you watch videos – whether your own or from a streaming service like Hulu Plus, Netflix or Redbox Instant – you will be able to watch comfortably indoors or outside thanks to Lumia Icon’s 5-inch, full HD OLED Display (at 1920 x 1080 and 441ppi). The phone’s compact design keeps it slim (only 9.8mm thick), and weighing in at just 166 grams, so it is easy to hold. You probably won’t want to put it down.
The phone features Nokia ClearBlack technology and curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with 180o viewing angle, so you can easily share content with friends, too. The phone’s Sunlight Readability Enhancement means you will see all of the content on your screen clearly, without much glare or unnecessary reflection. So whatever you want to see – games, photos, e-books, or your favorite videos – it will all look great on your Nokia Lumia Icon.
The selection of high quality apps for photography fans alone is stellar. Of course you have Nokia’s own apps like Creative Studio, Refocus and Cinemagraph, but you also have great choices like Instagram and Foundbite – the latter allowing you to add dynamic sound and location elements to your images.
If you want to try a photo app that your friends don’t have yet – but they will wish they did – check out both “A Beautiful Mess” (paid) by Elsie and Emma or Molome (free). Both apps take your photographic creativity to new places with the addition of things like filters, doodles, stickers and more.
Power where it counts
The experience is enhanced by the power under the hood, too. The Nokia Lumia Icon features an advanced 2.2GHz quad-core processor, supporting smooth processing of your videos and still photos. It also enhances the 20MP PureView camera with Zeiss optics for faster image capture, quicker shot-to-shot intervals and virtually zero shutter lag. Whether you are using apps like Nokia Camera, Nokia Refocus or great third-party apps like Instagram, Vine, Vyclone or Hipstamatic Oggl Pro, you will be sure to capture the moment with ease.
When the time comes, you can share photos quickly and easily using your favorite social networking apps, or perhaps try flicking your pictures with the new phriz.be app. And, with free access to a 7GB SkyDrive account, storing your extra media content is a breeze.
Nokia MixRadio is playing all your faves
Of course, you will have access to a world of music and subscription-free streaming using Nokia MixRadio. You can store up to 12 hours of Nokia MixRadio music on the phone, so you can listen without a data connection, or use the built-in Gig Finder to get the latest information about local events and concerts happening near you.
Go for that high score
The Lumia Icon works seamlessly with other Windows and Microsoft products, including Office Mobile (hey, you’ve got to work sometimes), IE11, Skype and Xbox. Definitely Xbox.
For our gamers in the audience, the Nokia Lumia Icon has 2 gigabytes of RAM, and 32 gigabytes of storage along with a heavy-duty 2420 mAh battery to keep up with your quests for the latest high scores. And as a reminder, the Lumia Icon has integrated wireless charging, too, so you can stay powered up anywhere.
If you need suggestions for some great new games to play on your Nokia Lumia Icon, check out the collection of “The Next Big Thing” in Windows Phone Store. You will find some of the coolest games available crafted by hard-working indie developers from around the world. There are more than two dozen games in this collection that will keep you reaching for the next level.
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