Verizon Wireless and Nokia have just announced the Lumia 822, a new Windows Phone 8 device coming exclusively to Verizon! The Lumia 822 for Verizon will be running on their insanely fats 4G LTE network! This is just the second Windows Phone device to hit Verizon! The Lumia 822 features an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss back camera! It has a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera which will allow you to video chat on the go. It also comes pre-loaded with many cool camera features like Smart Shot, Cinemagraph, and Creative Studio. It has an exchangeable shell design, which will allow you to choose the color or design that is perfect for you. They will also make a cover that enables Wireless Charing, a new popular feature. You also Nokia City Lens, which is pictured in the photo above. And Nokia Music is pre-loaded which will let you listen to music for free. Not too many of the specifications of the Lumia 822 have been unleashed, what we know is basically that it will be running Windows Phone 8, Verizon 4G LTE access, 8 megapixel back camera, 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, and a 4.3-inch WVGA screen. No pricing or availability has been announced yet, but it is going to be part of Verizon’s fall portfolio. I would think that it would launch sometime in early november, but we will update you as soon as we get more information. For more information check out the gallery and the press release below.
Update 1: The Verizon Wireless Nokia Lumia 822 product page has just gone live. They have added new photos and a full list of specifications for the device. You are getting a 1.5GHz Dual-Core SnapDragon S4 processor, 1800-mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, 7GB of SkyDrive storage, micro SD card slot that can handle a 64GB micro SD card, 1024MB of Internal Memory, Near Field Communications(NFC), Bluetooth 3.0, Qi Wireless charging, micro USB port, 3.5millimeter headphone jack, a 4.3-inch Capacitive Multipoint-Touch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a resolution of 800 X 480, 8 megapixel back camera with Carl Zeiss lens and Short pulse high power dual LED, 1080pHD video recoding with back camera, a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, and more! It will come in 3(three) colors, Black White, and Gray. The Gray color model will be available in limited quantities online only. It will cost $99.99 with a 2-year contract on Verizon Wireless. In terms of accessories the Verizon Wireless Nokia Lumia 822 will work with Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by FatBoy, Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset by Monster, Nokia Wireless Charging Plate, Nokia Wireless Charging Stand, Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset with Wireless Charging, JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia, JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia, and many others! I am very excited about the Verizon Wireless Nokia Lumia 822 and Cannot Wait To Check It Out!
Update 2: Verizon has said that the Nokia Lumia 822 will be available by Thanksgiving 2012 for the price of $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a 2-year contract.
Verizon Wireless introduces Nokia Lumia 822 to Fall portfolio
New Windows Phone 8 smartphone exclusive to Verizon Wireless
Espoo, Finland – Today, Verizon Wireless and Nokia announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia Lumia 822 – a powerful Windows Phone 8 smartphone exclusive to Verizon Wireless. With a unique design, enhanced camera, world class maps with turn-by-turn navigation and free unlimited music streaming, the Nokia Lumia 822 provides Verizon Wireless customers with high-end smartphone features on America’s largest 4G LTE network.
“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,” said Olivier Puech, President of Nokia Americas. “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.”
The Nokia Lumia 822 delivers high-end features in a compact package, including an 8MP camera with industry leading optics from Carl Zeiss, alongside a 1.2MP HD front-facing camera for crystal clear video calls. The Nokia Lumia 822 also features an exchangeable shell design, sold separately, which supports wireless charging.
The Nokia Lumia 822 also comes with Nokia Drive+, an industry leading, turn-by-turn voice navigation solution featuring offline access and pre-loaded US maps – replacing the need for a standalone personal navigation device. In addition, the Nokia Lumia 822 comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps. Along with enhancements to Nokia Transit, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.
To take advantage of its camera capabilities, the Nokia Lumia 822 supports a suite of features to make the most out of photos and videos, available on the Windows Phone Store for download. Smart Shoot lets users remove moving objects and select the best faces for the perfect shot every time, and Cinemagraph allows users to easily turn photos into animated GIFs. Panorama makes it easy to capture an entire scene or landscape, while Creative Studio allows users to easily enhance their pictures with unique, creative effects before instantly sharing with friends and family.
The Nokia Lumia 822 also comes with Nokia Music – a completely ad-free music streaming application, requiring no registration, no log-in or subscription. Nokia Music allows consumers to enjoy the songs of their favorite artists without disruption, both online and offline so consumers can listen to their favorite playlists anytime, anywhere.