Verizon to launch new Nokia ‘Icon’ handset to boost Windows Phone’s US market share

Washington, Jan. 09: Verizon is going to launch a new Nokia Lumia handset, called the “Icon,” in the United States in a bid to boost the market share of the Windows phone.

The device looks like a smaller version of the Lumia 1520 and sports a 5-inch screen, a 20-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor, and a 2420 mAh battery, TechCrunch reports.

Although Windows Phone has seen strong success in the past year selling lower-priced handsets, the platform with a combination of Microsoft software and Nokia hardware has struggled to find market share in the United States and the upper-tiers of the maker globally.

The Verizon website has the phone pegged at 777 dollars, yet the pricing isn’t clear for now. (ANI)