Verizon is launching the Nokia Lumia 822 mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphone. As a variant of the Lumia 820, the handset has a more rounded design and gets Verizon’s logo, it is similar features and specs as the Lumia 820. The phone works on Verizon’s LTE 4G network and has the same exchangeable shell design that allows users to add wireless charging shell.
The Lumia 822 is powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. It sports a 4.3-inch 800×480 AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen display and a 8 Megpaixel camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, dual LED flash, touch focus, and Full HD 1920×1080/30p video recording. There is also a 1.2 Megapixel HD front-facing camera for video calls. The mid-range lumia supports Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and NFC, and comes pre-loaded with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive for turn-by-turn voice navigation and Nokia City Lens for an augmented reality experience.
Other than Verizon’s CDMA-EVDO and LTE networks, the Lumia 822 is global-ready with support for quad-band GSM/EDGE and quad-band WCDMA 3G networks. Verizon will release the Lumia by Thanksgiving for $99.99 after $50 mail-rebate and 2-year contract. It comes in black, white and grey colors.