Smartphones with very anticipated Windows 8 platform are making their way to more and more US carriers. Another model just appeared at Verizon Wireless online store – the Nokia Lumia 822, a CDMA version of the Lumia 820 released on AT&T network. Nokia Lumia 822 comes in three distinctive styles: White, Black and Gray, and features 4.3-inch touch screen, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory and 4G LTE internet. The phone will set you back $99.99 with a $50 online discount and new 2-year service agreement with Verizon.
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Why you should consider the Nokia Lumia 822? Let’s see. First of all, because the operating system is the new Windows Phone 8, which offers you entirely different experience than the one you used to have on Android devices starting with the home screen. Live Tiles on Start screen will let you to personalize your phone just the way you like it by allowing you to pin apps, people, bookmarks and more. The pinned apps come to life when notifications arrive so you always know which one is calling for your attention.
The Nokia Lumia 822 comes with Microsoft Office Mobile built-in so you can use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote from your phone to create, edit and view documents, and full suite of Nokia Apps: Nokia Drive+, Nokia Maps, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Music and Nokia App Highlights.
That was the brains, now let’s talk a little about the body, because it is worth commenting on too. The Nokia Lumia 822 features a 4.3-inch AMOLED, ClearBlack OLED display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, polarization filter, high brightness mode, color booster and sunlight readability enhancements. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and the Display & Touch setting enables interacting with the display while wearing gloves.
The device is driven by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 1 GB of RAM. You will have 16 GB of internal memory at your disposal, expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card and additional 7 GB in SkyDrive.
The phone is equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens, dual–LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, 1080p video capture, and numerous shooting option, for example color tone modes (sepia, greyscale, solarize, vivid, false colors, normal and negative), white balance modes (cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, daylight and automatic) and scene photos (night scene and night portrait, sports, close-up and backlit). There is also a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera for self-portraits and video chatting.
To pass the time in a more exciting way, the Nokia Lumia 822 will offer you a video player supporting MP4, M4V, M4A, 3Gp / 3G2, and WMV formats and a music player compatible with MP3, WMA, WAV, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, and Enhanced AAC files.
The device is compatible with Verizon’s superfast 4G LTE network. For wireless communication the Lumia 822 uses NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot capability so you can share your connection with up to 8 devices.
Other features of the Nokia Lumia 822 include: assisted GPS and GLONASS, 3.5 mm audio jack, supports for 50 languages, ambient light detector, and microUSB port.