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Vroom! Nokia has posted a new video on its official US YouTube channel, which hints at the forthcoming arrival of, well, something. The video lasts just 15 seconds, and starts with the sound of an engine revving up with the words “have you heard what’s coming” fading in and out on the screen.
The motor idles roughly, before we get a sweet-sounding fly past of it running at full chat. This is accompanied by the words “see and hear what you’ve been missing” across a black screen. The video closes with both Nokia’s and Microsoft’s Windows Phone logo displayed.
So what could it be advertising? Well, coincidentally, we’re waiting for the announcement of a new US-only Nokia phone. Could this be a prelude to the Verizon-bound Lumia Icon? We last heard about the Icon at the end of January, when the device very briefly showed up on Verizon’s own website. Until that time, we knew of the phone under the Lumia 929 codename.
Before the webpage was removed, the Lumia Icon’s features were almost entirely revealed. The Windows Phone 8-powered phone has a 5-inch, 1080p resolution touchscreen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 20-megapixel camera. The camera also featured optical image stabilization and a dual-LED flash. On the page, Verizon used the phrase “see and hear what you’ve been missing” to describe the Icon, highlighting its HD screen and stereo speakers.
If a leak from WPCentral.com is correct, the Lumia Icon may be announced within the next few days. An image supposedly showing a Verizon inventory list schedules Icon pre-orders for February 12, with availability beginning the week after on February 20. Release dates have been spread before though, and none of them have so far been accurate. If the inventory dates are right, then we’ll know if the Icon is finally ready to be revealed very soon.