Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X said to launch November 8th from Verizon

Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X said to launch November 8th from Verizon
Verizon hasn't been known as the place to buy Windows Phone handsets, but the nation's largest carrier is making a strong effort to get involved with Windows Phone 8. A tipster sent a picture of the HTC 8X in 'California Blue' and the Nokia Lumia 822 in white to WP Central. As you can see in the photo, both models were wearing the carrier's name. For the latter phone, that's a given since the Nokia Lumia 822 is a Verizon exclusive.

While this might all be fascinating to you, we're sure that you are going to want the meat and potatoes information. The recent leak of Big Red's MAP list apparently had the pricing correct as the aforementioned tipster confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 822 will be priced at $99.99 and the HTC 8X will cost $199.99, both with the obligatory two-year contract. He also says to expect the pair to launch via Verizon on November 8th. That is quite a few days earlier than the MAP list called for, which should make Windows Phone fans on Verizon (the both of you) quite happy.

Lastly, the tipster says that Verizon will be offering for free (most likely with a signed contract, of course) some mysterious Samsung manufactured Windows Phone 8 device. This is not the Samsung ATIV S but some other model that has not yet been seen by the public. It all sounds interesting and confirms Verizon's push into Windows Phone 8. All that is left is for Verizon to make the necessary announcements. With AT&T rumored to be pushing back its launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 from November 4th to November 11th, we wonder if this move gave Verizon the impetus to step in front of its rival with an earlier launch of its Windows Phone 8 models.

source: WPCentral

The HTC 8X (L) and the Nokia Lumia 822 followed by the back of the HTC model
The HTC 8X (L) and the Nokia Lumia 822 followed by the back of the HTC model

The HTC 8X (L) and the Nokia Lumia 822 followed by the back of the HTC model



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Lumia 822
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)
Windows Phone 8X
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh

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33 Comments

1. ssk27

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

8x looks better than 822

2. marciiiis

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

the 8x is a ripoff of the lumia 920 !!

5. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

ripoff, you're kidding right?

10. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

its indeed a rip off of lumia 920, no one can deny that

28. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

then i don't feel that bad that the 920 isn't on verizon, since the 8x is almost the exact same thing

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The WP8X is hardly the "same thing" as a Lumia 920. No OIS, no wireless charging, no super-sensitive screen, no Nokia-exclusive apps... I know which one I'd rather have, and if I didn't already have that carrier, I'd switch to get it!

18. wp8forever unregistered

one more day guys , I never wanted my weekend to end so quick lol I got my Xbox , my surface just missing that 920 ,tomorrow the best phone os will be out and trust me I will be a hit and the main reason is windows 8 ppl tent to relate things so now it will me something familiar they wont be like o whats that phone lol no anymore once the see those tiles they will me that's windows 8 and guess what , ill be like yes it is lol let the hater hate.

7. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

One is 199$ and other is 99$ ... Please stop comparing unrelated phones ..

12. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Meh I think the 920 looks way better than the 8x and the 822 looks pretty awesome and has great specks for being only 99$

23. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Haven't u notice anything with a check in it is the best.....Nike shoe company....your pay check.... A 100 on a grade u get at school....and the best carrier Verizon

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

8X looks waaaaaaaaay too similar to the Lumia series. It looks GOOD, but then it should with the Lumia's being an "inspiration"

29. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

im pretty sure its microsoft that wants their phones in fruity colors, otherwise HTc would have gone with better desigsn like the ones for the titan II, one s or one x

3. ssk27

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yeah may b. But its still better than 822

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

is it me or nokia and htc exchanged design cue? 822 looks like one x, sort of.. and don't get me started on 8x

14. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

looks like the desire c enlarged

6. redmd

Posts: 1890; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

HTC and Nokia Windows phones look similar on the exterior. now it will just be brand names that will be different

9. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

they don't make similar phones, the phrase should be : " htc copied nokia"

11. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

These HTC and Nokia phone are both Ugly, both UI look like AOL 1996, and Windows L8/RT, or whatever the f*ck they use, will be limited Apps wise and confusingly slow... Watch out for Samsung exy-5250 SoC to take charge here ppl. Sammy for all your mobile needs.

15. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

thought you were going to say something interesting turns out you're nothing else just another samsung fanboy

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Topcat, come on, really? Someone just got the AOL concept being taken and post it for everyone to see. Doesn't mean you have to compare with it... Agreed, Microsoft might have copied and made it better couldn't they??

8. psysect

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

8x & lumia 920 both are monster wp8..but im going for 8x becuase it has lighter & sexiest phone.

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hope it gain traction

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Topcat, come on, really? Someone just got the AOL concept being taken and post it for everyone to see. Doesn't mean you have to compare with it... Agreed, Microsoft might have copied and made it better couldn't they??

19. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

There you go posting double again... It's better if you get rid of the WP and get something that uses android OS. The only thing Microsoft will be successful in is wishing. Like their Over-Boss Bill Gate said, if he could have his wishes, he would depopulate the world with his vaccines. I wonder who would be left then to buy his crappy, laggy, confusing, half baked products.

20. wendygarett unregistered

Crappy? Ms product are all good built especially Nokia... Laggy? This is Windows 8 we are talking about, not the 90's ms. Besides, no os are lag-free, even my iPhone lag sometimes... Confusing? Wtf!!! This is all new ui, so you prefer the twenty year old icon style? There are no much different between tiles and icons so get used to it... Half-baked? Quite agree because it is closed platform, but its simplicity and easy to use and you know it, better change than never dudes... I know android is cool, but stop complaining because some are enjoying wp8 and you should respect that

21. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You know, I thought it was only my iPhone but, much to my chagrin, "i" Lag too.

22. wendygarett unregistered

Lol you really know how to make joke +1 my friend... Just froze trice so far lol I hope it won't happened Lolol

24. wp8forever unregistered

U obviously are and idiot did u just say crappy laggy confusing, half backed os, ok let make some stuff clear for you first laggy lol really when wp8 is even smoother than ios and it used hardware acceleration all over the os, confusing really at least all wp8 are going to be the same once you learn one all the other are equal, unlike android that all the phone are a mess and need to learn all of them individually lol plus wp8 is something original no and ios wanna be is just a copy and a bad one plus wp8 is base on the same kernel as w8 you know what that means is the most powerful os right now can support up to 64 cares so before you talk crap and criticized other ppl preference look at your Android phone and realize is just bad copy of ios.

25. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am not an HTC fan, having a horrid experience with the first Titan and only a decent experience with the T2. So maybe I am not the best person to point out that 200.00 on contract for the 8X is stupid. It is a good device, but not a leader. The 822 is a little "blah" looking and lacks a true top notch screen, but in every other way should be comparable to or excel past the 8X at a ton less pricing. (Camera and actual performance pending, of course.)

26. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Wy would anyone buy the 822? I wouldn't. If it was $0-50 maybe. We want the 920!

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