Verizon officially getting the Nokia Lumia 822, prices it at $99.99
The Lumia 822 will feature some decent hardware under the hood, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 dual-core chipset with Adreno 225, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage and an 8 MP rear camera. Of course, the handset will also feature all of Nokia's software add-ons like the Drive+ turn-by-turn navigation with offline maps, City Lens, Music and so on. The screen of the Lumia 822 will measure 4.3 inches and will have a pretty mediocre resolution of 480x800 pixels. Still, this will result in a pixel density of 217 ppi, which isn't that bad.
No specific release date has been announced as of now, but if the latest rumors are to be believed, the phone should be available starting November 8. The Lumia 822 will be sold at the reasonable price of $99.99.
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.
1. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
STOP THE PRESSES!!
What an out of left field SHOCKER.....
2. Lifengineer (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
4.3" with 480x800 is "a pretty mediocre resolution"!!!!???
What do you expect!?! Full HD?!?
Most phones, including Lumia 900, galaxy S2 and others use this resolution on this screen size and it's quasi-perfect!
3. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
It wan't just a few months ago, but now that the Full HD displays are near obviously 480x800 sounds horrible.
5. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
You can't expect flagship specs on a mid-range device. It's that simple.
4. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Yeah, that 480 X 800 is called mediocre pretty much says a lot for the status of mobile on tech sites. With the type of support Nokia shows it's WP's, the expandable memory, exchangeable backs (including, hopefully, some that allow for recharging so that Verizon customers can enjoy that option if they choose), and exclusive apps, there is the really only 1 advantage the 8X has over the 822- HD screen. But it is a big one.
7. -box- (Posts: 3779; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
822 is also $100 cheaper. 822=midrange, WP8X=high-end
9. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
There's midrange Androids that have HD displays! With 1080p displays coming, 720p probably considered midrange now. So please!
12. drazyw (unregistered)
Agreed. 480x800 is low end now. Bottom of the bucket.
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2158; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You have to keep in mind that Windows Phone 8 supports only three resolutions: 800x400, 1280x720, & 1280x768.