Verizon officially getting the Nokia Lumia 822, prices it at $99.99

Verizon officially getting the Nokia Lumia 822, prices it at $99.99
Verizon's line-up for the end of the year is starting to take shape now, and not only is the carrier going to embrace Windows Phone 8, but it will actually offer at least two handsets running Microsoft's OS. While the role of the high-end phone will be taken by HTC's Windows Phone 8X, the more affordable offering will be supplied by Nokia. It has now been made official that starting this Fall, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 822 - a mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

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.

source: Nokia

Verizon officially getting the Nokia Lumia 822, prices it at $99.99
Verizon officially getting the Nokia Lumia 822, prices it at $99.99

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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)



1. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

STOP THE PRESSES!! What an out of left field SHOCKER.....

2. Lifengineer

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Excuse me!!!??? 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: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

You can't expect flagship specs on a mid-range device. It's that simple.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

822 is also $100 cheaper. 822=midrange, WP8X=high-end

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

6. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

It has 16 GB storage not 8GB

8. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Where is the Ativ S!

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

You have to keep in mind that Windows Phone 8 supports only three resolutions: 800x400, 1280x720, & 1280x768.

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i thought $49.99 only?

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