Shortly after the first live pictures showing Verizon’s HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822, the Finnish company confirmed the upcoming availability of the latter.
Although Verizon and Nokia announced the Lumia 822 will be available “this fall,” no details on the phone’s availability and pricing options have been unveiled yet. Nokia Lumia 822
will be up for purchase at the Big Red in three color options: black, white and grey. Moreover, the smartphone features an exchangeable shell cover, sold separately, which supports wireless charging.
According to Nokia, the Lumia 822 will be exclusive to Verizon, so those expecting to grab this Windows Phone 8 device from other US-based carriers will have to wait a bit longer.
“Bringing the Nokia Lumia 822 to Verizon Wireless allows us to expand our award winning Lumia brand to even more customers here in the United States. With the Nokia Lumia 822, first-time smartphone buyers - and those ready to switch - will get high-quality performance on both their device and Verizon Wireless' incredibly fast 4G LTE network,” said Olivier Puech, president of Nokia Americas.
Nokia Lumia 822 is a powerful Windows Phone 8 device, though when it comes to design it falls behind the company’s flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920.
The handset comes with full support for Verizon’s 4G LTE
network, along with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor built on Krait architecture.
Furthermore, the Lumia 822 packs an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
It also comes with an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics and full HD (1080p) video recording. In addition, the smartphone will also packs 1.2-megapixel HD front-facing camera for crystal clear video calls.
Obviously, the Lumia 822 will come pre-loaded with Nokia’s latest software, including Nokia Drive+, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Maps, Nokia Transit, Nokia Music and more. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.UPDATE:
Nokia Lumia 822 will be available at Verizon Wireless for as low as $100 USD (75 EUR) with a new two year agreement.