Earlier this year Microsoft and Nokia released the Lumia 900 for AT&T with Windows Phone 7 to much praise and promise. With the recent release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft and Nokia hope to revitalize and increase the Windows Phone footprint across more users with the release of four new devices, including the Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon.
Weighing in at 142 grams, the Lumia 822 has a 4.3” AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 2.0 screen with a resolution of 800×480, capable of producing up to 16.7 million colors. Powering the device is a 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM. The Lumia 822 has built-in 3G/4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC connectivity. Storage on the Lumia 822 includes 16GB of included memory, expandable up to 64GB. The Lumia 822 comes with an 1800 mAh removable battery capable for up to 10 hours of talk time, up to 62 hours of music playback and up to 10 days of standby time.
The Lumia 822 comes with a 8.0 MP rear-facing camera featuring Carl Zeiss optics, capable of 1080p HD video recording , and also a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, capable of video calls. Available for download from the Windows Phone Store are Nokia’s Smart Shoot and Panaroma digital camera lenses, touted as Nokia Lenses. These digital camera lenses offer users a unique way of capturing and compiling images, all from the phone. With a range of included lenses, users can create panoramic photos, cinemagraphs and smart shots, which allow users to change faces and remove unwanted objects from their photos.
The Lumia 822 comes preloaded with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Here’s Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP of Windows Phone, showing what’s new in Windows Phone 8.
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Exclusive to the Lumia lineup, the Lumia 822 comes preloaded with Nokia Maps, Drive, City Lens, Music and Mix Radio apps. Nokia’s navigation apps offer detailed maps and directions, turn-by-turn navigation and augmented reality points of interest with the camera viewfinder and the ability to tap and read reviews, information and share locations and directions. Nokia Music and Mix Radio offer free streaming of music with no ads, no log-in and no signing up and the ability to download music for offline listening as well.
With the Lumia’s built-in NFC connectivity, Nokia is offering wireless charging capability and a variety of useful and colorful accessories.
The Lumia 822 for Verizon is one of many new Windows Phone 8 devices being released this fall and with the amount of features packed in, it is sure to turn heads. For all the HTC Trophy users waiting for a device worthy of upgrade, give the Nokia Lumia 822 a look.