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  1. Jeremy Lebens's Avatar
    I went to a store to check out the demo unit and ended up leaving with a black version. I wanted the white one more, but I took the day off of work to get the phone and if I ordered white online I'd have to pay for shipping and wait a few more days, so I just went with black.

    Looks nicer in person.
    02-20-2014 01:54 PM
  2. msdugn's Avatar
    Just picked mine up. An upgrade from an HTC 8X.

    Still getting a feel for it. Definitely bigger (as expected). The screen is STUNNING. As dopey as this sounds, the size helps me type much better since my fat fingers don't mistype like they did on the comparatively tiny 8X.

    Just took my first picture with it. Zoomed in like a BOSS. The picture is also STUNNING.

    Starting to fall in love...
    02-20-2014 02:26 PM
  3. Starrbuck's Avatar
    I got mine today in black. The nearest store had several blacks and one white in stock. In person I realized the white is only white on the sides and back, so I felt the black looks better. Love it so far. My charging plates also came in from AT&T! :-)
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    02-20-2014 02:34 PM
  4. sethman916's Avatar
    Just picked mine up. Replaced a LG G2. So far so good. really like this phone. Will be a learning curve with WP8. I think the only thing that is going to be hard is the lack of apps. I know my honeywell wifi thermostat doesnt have a WP app. Not much of an issue as I'm moving out of this house in 7 weeks. Really jumped on this phone for the camera as my smart phone is my primary camera for taking pix of my son.
    02-20-2014 05:42 PM
  5. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    Picked mine up today at corp. store. chose the white over the black I think it shows the design better. On a side note the Icon display was horrible. It was mixed in with the moto x phones & the white demo unit was actually a white 928. the windows phones were the only phones that didn't have their in-store demo running. The reps of course were clueless about the phone & asked me why I wanted it. MS has A LOT of work to do, I mean a ton.
    02-20-2014 05:56 PM
  6. PhreePhlyer's Avatar
    So went to the store to have my 928 looked at. The flash stopped working and after trying every setting I could, I decided to go have it looked at. Didn't realize the Icon came out today. So, the salesperson tries all the settings on my 928 and agrees that the flash is gone. I tell him to go ahead and order a replacement 928 (still have warranty on it). He goes "Have you seen the new Icon?" This was a surprise to me in a couple of ways, first, this store is usually completely clueless to Windows Phone. I had to let them know when the 928 was coming out. The salesperson was genuinely excited about the Icon and assured me I'd like it. He knew all about it not having Glance, but knew about the upgraded processor, screen resolution, etc. I had to look around and make sure I was in the right store.

    Secondly, they had it in stock and in both colors. Totally out of character. Anyway, after playing with the store model and seeing both the gorgeous screen and the butter smoothness (my 928 seemed butter smooth, didn't think it could get much smoother, but I was wrong), I walked out with a new Icon (black). The final price was essentially an extra $3/month and I can upgrade to the newest thing in a year. Very nice phone.

    The only thing that really sucks is no Glance, but that's already been beaten to death and that WP8 backup won't backup app data, so my son and I lose our progress in most games. Curious to see how well the battery does. My 928 was actually pretty good, so I'm expecting to be happy with this.
    02-20-2014 06:02 PM
  7. Astropin's Avatar
    Picked mine up (after a 45 minute drive...one way) at a Corporate store at 7pm this evening.........Black.
    02-20-2014 07:40 PM
  8. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    I got the Lumia Icon for my cousin's 18-year birthday. He, his sister, and dad all got Apple Telephones last year around this same time and I was a bit bummed about that because I've always pushed the Microsoft ecosystem to them, i.e. getting his sister a Zune 4 and a Windows PC.

    This past weekend I asked his sister whether she thinks he would want a tablet or a phone better. I had been pretty set about getting him a phone but then I saw that the recent 8" tablets were half the price of a phone and I was having second thoughts. She told me he would probably want a tablet more because he likes his Apple Telephone and wouldn't want a Windows Phone which she knows I would get for him.

    So then I jokingly asked her if the Apple Telephone was driving him crazy yet, and she responded "It's not driving him crazy. It's just that his screen is cracked and both his cameras take horrible pics." Immediately I made the decision to get him the phone so that 1) He doesn't have a cracked screen phone anymore, and 2) He can take amazing photos with the Lumia PureView.

    So I did my pre-order this past weekend and today morning I went to pick it up in white and get the wireless charger also. His birthday is next Friday so I think I'm going to play around with it this weekend and send it on Monday so that he gets it by Friday (we live in the same state so it should get there in 2-3 days max). Hopefully he will grow to like and prefer it over the Fruityphone.

    P.S. I myself have the AT&T 1020. I was surprised at how similar the size of the Icon is than the 1020 and would be tempted to get it but I love my 1020's camera grip with tripod mount too much to let it go.
    02-20-2014 07:42 PM
  9. Maanasee Deshmukh's Avatar
    I got the Lumia Icon for my cousin's 18-year birthday. He, his sister, and dad all got Apple Telephones last year around this same time and I was a bit bummed about that because I've always pushed the Microsoft ecosystem to them, i.e. getting his sister a Zune 4 and a Windows PC.

    This past weekend I asked his sister whether she thinks he would want a tablet or a phone better. I had been pretty set about getting him a phone but then I saw that the recent 8" tablets were half the price of a phone and I was having second thoughts. She told me he would probably want a tablet more because he likes his Apple Telephone and wouldn't want a Windows Phone which she knows I would get for him.

    So then I jokingly asked her if the Apple Telephone was driving him crazy yet, and she responded "It's not driving him crazy. It's just that his screen is cracked and both his cameras take horrible pics." Immediately I made the decision to get him the phone so that 1) He doesn't have a cracked screen phone anymore, and 2) He can take amazing photos with the Lumia PureView.

    So I did my pre-order this past weekend and today morning I went to pick it up in white and get the wireless charger also. His birthday is next Friday so I think I'm going to play around with it this weekend and send it on Monday so that he gets it by Friday (we live in the same state so it should get there in 2-3 days max). Hopefully he will grow to like and prefer it over the Fruityphone.

    P.S. I myself have the AT&T 1020. I was surprised at how similar the size of the Icon is than the 1020 and would be tempted to get it but I love my 1020's camera grip with tripod mount too much to let it go.
    its so nice to see people taking efforts to shift the Apple and Android crowd over to the Windows ecosystem ;)


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    02-20-2014 08:05 PM
  10. JBConforti's Avatar
    The guy that helped me at the VZW store here in N.W Arkansas wasn't too knowledgeable about windows phone but was more than willing to help me get set up. During that time another employee came over to show off the icon he just bought for himself and was delighted to see me picking up one as well. Had a slight chat about the phone. Overall, couldn't be happier. It really is hit and miss. Oh, and mine is black.
    02-20-2014 08:19 PM
  11. DustinRyan's Avatar
    After going to multiple stores with rude employees who know nothing, I managed to go to a store a couple towns over and got an employees who was not judgmental, and was telling me how much she liked the look and feel of the Lumia Icon when she tried it out the other day when the Nokia rep was there.

    I bought my Icon (white) and also bought a car charger. Successful outing. She did try to get me to switch my plan over to Verizon Edge, but I told her I know how much more that will cost me, regardless of how much you will try to convince me otherwise. She knew I did the research, so she didn't pressure me too hard and went on to complete the sale.

    She admitted she wasn't too knowledgeable about Windows Phones, but liked what she's tried. And we had a nice conversation about Hawaii (both of us had recently been there).

    For every 10 ******* Verizon reps, there's one who isn't judgmental and rude and bitchy. Thank God I managed to find one, even though it took way too many attempts to find a store that was selling the Icon.

    As for the phone, the display is really nice. The camera is great. haven't put it through the paces but it's pretty good. The build quality of the phone feels very solid and high quality.
    I know some reviewers said the edges felt rough? I have no problems at all, and that's coming from an iPhone. I don't feel any sharp edges. I've already synced all my apps and Microsoft account services, and I love everything so far. Just gotta get some of my photos and videos onto it and I should be good to go.

    I recommend the Icon to anyone on Verizon who's due for an upgrade. I'm officially part of the Nokia family (NokiaUS tweeted me a "welcome to our family" message. I feel so much more welcome in the Nokia family than I did in the iPhone family).
    02-20-2014 08:29 PM
  12. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    After going to multiple stores with rude employees who know nothing, I managed to go to a store a couple towns over and got an employees who was not judgmental, and was telling me how much she liked the look and feel of the Lumia Icon when she tried it out the other day when the Nokia rep was there.

    I bought my Icon (white) and also bought a car charger. Successful outing. She did try to get me to switch my plan over to Verizon Edge, but I told her I know how much more that will cost me, regardless of how much you will try to convince me otherwise. She knew I did the research, so she didn't pressure me too hard and went on to complete the sale.

    She admitted she wasn't too knowledgeable about Windows Phones, but liked what she's tried. And we had a nice conversation about Hawaii (both of us had recently been there).

    For every 10 ******* Verizon reps, there's one who isn't judgmental and rude and bitchy. Thank God I managed to find one, even though it took way too many attempts to find a store that was selling the Icon.

    As for the phone, the display is really nice. The camera is great. haven't put it through the paces but it's pretty good. The build quality of the phone feels very solid and high quality.
    I know some reviewers said the edges felt rough? I have no problems at all, and that's coming from an iPhone. I don't feel any sharp edges. I've already synced all my apps and Microsoft account services, and I love everything so far. Just gotta get some of my photos and videos onto it and I should be good to go.

    I recommend the Icon to anyone on Verizon who's due for an upgrade. I'm officially part of the Nokia family (NokiaUS tweeted me a "welcome to our family" message. I feel so much more welcome in the Nokia family than I did in the iPhone family).
    I'm not picking one up until the 25th as that's the earliest I can upgrade at the Microsoft Store. But I am really happy to see you get one. I know you've been one of the faithful (read: pathetic ) few who have been waiting for this device since the very first leak. It's been good to have solid company during the wait! Enjoy, Dustin!

    Edit: You too, Zipp! :)
    Last edited by Indistinguishable; 02-20-2014 at 08:48 PM. Reason: Added Zippier
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    02-20-2014 08:40 PM
  13. DustinRyan's Avatar
    I'm not picking one up until the 25th as that's the earliest I can upgrade at the Microsoft Store. But I am really happy to see you get one. I know you've been one of the faithful (read: pathetic ) few who have been waiting for this device since the very first leak. It's been good to have solid company during the wait! Enjoy, Dustin!

    Edit: You too, Zipp! :)
    It's been a long wait, and I definitely stumbled across the finish line after being so mentally exhausted by false hope and rumors, but the result was worthwhile. The Icon is great. You'll love it. It's been good to have people to ***** and moan to, who understand why, haha. Soon we'll all be good company with the same phone for a while. Then we get to do this dance all over again (ugh! haha).
    02-20-2014 10:01 PM
  14. Jeremy Lebens's Avatar
    I'm so jealous of everyone that has been able to find the white one in stock at Verizon stores. When I picked up my black one yesterday I just walked in and asked if he had the Icon and the guy went in the back and pulled a box out. Right before I left the store I noticed that they actually had a working demo unit out on the floor, mixed between various Android devices.

    One thing I liked was the fact that the rep didn't try and question my decision to purchase a Windows Phone. He and the other rep actually were complimenting the Icon as we were activating it and they both mentioned how far Windows has come since Windows Mobile and even Windows Phone 7. I reminded them about 8.1 coming out in a few months and they actually seemed excited.
    02-21-2014 04:51 AM
  15. pci2k's Avatar
    Picked up my black Icon last night. Love it! One thing that really impressed me was that I got back all my apps and settings from my 822 without having to reinstall my apps! It even remembered my tile color and phone wallpaper. So for you guys going from one Windows 8 phone to another, that is a treat in itself! All I had to do was manually customize my tiles, and I got all my favorite apps tiled on the main screen! I'm rocking the Incipio Dual Pro case in black, and it compliments the phone very nicely.
    For those of you who like belt clips like me, I got the Mophie Hip Holster 7500 at Best Buy. You can also get it on Amazon. It is leather, it ratchets, and it fits the Icon with Incipio case beautifully!
    I bought mine at the Microsoft Store and got the standing wireless charger.
    02-21-2014 05:20 AM
  16. Zippier's Avatar
    .....multiple stores with rude employees.......I managed to go to a store a couple towns over
    So far, I think you might get the ribbon for the most adventurous outing to get an Icon. All it was missing were invading aliens or a sword fight or something.

    Mine just involved a really bad pothole. :-/
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    02-21-2014 07:47 AM
  17. macroweb's Avatar
    I purchased by Nokia Lumia Icon yesterday afternoon, and I am loving it! The build quality is amazing, and the display is gorgeous.
    The Verizon sales clerk tried to play dumb but relented when I told him that another store told me they had the phone in stock. This store had nothing on display but 3 more Icons were sold while I was there.

    Lets hope that the new Icon will turn the fire that is windows phone into a raging blaze and that sales momentum increases exponentially.

    Good luck to you all!
    02-21-2014 11:21 AM
  18. DustinRyan's Avatar
    I purchased by Nokia Lumia Icon yesterday afternoon, and I am loving it! The build quality is amazing, and the display is gorgeous.
    The Verizon sales clerk tried to play dumb but relented when I told him that another store told me they had the phone in stock. This store had nothing on display but 3 more Icons were sold while I was there.

    Let’s hope that the new Icon will turn the fire that is windows phone into a raging blaze and that sales momentum increases exponentially.

    Good luck to you all!
    Wow, 3 others sold while you were there? That's great to hear. What part of the country do you live in, by the way? I wish more people were into Windows Phone here. Although, I did see a guy buying a Lumia 2520 while I was buying my Icon. So that was slightly encouraging.
    02-21-2014 11:48 AM
  19. macroweb's Avatar
    I live in Houston, Texas.

    Thanks
    02-21-2014 11:54 AM
  20. RichHowerton's Avatar
    just bought the last white one they had in stock. NICE!
    02-21-2014 12:02 PM
  21. JjonesWI's Avatar
    2 hours to the nearest MS Store. Walked into a local VZW store when they unlocked the door, walked out with my Icon. So far so good.
    02-21-2014 12:13 PM
  22. Sean Stanley's Avatar
    Picked up my Icon in white while on business in Seattle area. The Verizon store I went to didn't even have the Icon out. Good for me, no chance they were out of my color.
    02-21-2014 01:40 PM
  23. Scorpio5x0's Avatar
    Just drove back a few hours ago from the Microsoft Store in Delaware and picked up the black Icon. Still getting it setup, but am loving it so far. Only thing is I am running out of icons with so much real estate on the start screen..
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    02-21-2014 10:23 PM
  24. garyrh's Avatar
    I got mine yesterday. Coming from a Lumia 928 I love the Icon. The hardware makes a big difference in performance. I have not found one problem with so far with my Icon. The 5" screen the perfect size for a phone. I do miss the glance screen and it comes to the Icon. You will not be disappointed with the Icon if you make the jump to it.
    02-23-2014 05:36 AM
  25. xrs22's Avatar
    I got mine yesterday. Coming from a Lumia 928 I love the Icon. The hardware makes a big difference in performance. I have not found one problem with so far with my Icon. The 5" screen the perfect size for a phone. I do miss the glance screen and it comes to the Icon. You will not be disappointed with the Icon if you make the jump to it.
    how did you make the jump? Were you a Verizon customer for many a years or did you do the edge or add a line?
    02-23-2014 10:54 PM
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