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Verizon Announces Nokia Lumia 822 With Windows Phone 8, 4G LTE

Nokia Lumia 822

Verizon has this morning announced the new Nokia Lumia 822, a mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphone with CDMA connectivity. The handset is designed to be compatible with Verizon’s EVDO Rev.A and 4G LTE networks, but it’s very much identical to its sibling, the Lumia 820.

The Lumia 820 is the GSM version of the handset, which works on AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. But aside from the wireless differences, both handsets are almost exactly the same on the inside. They offer a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack dsplay with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, and 8GB of internal storage.

There’s a VGA front-facing camera for video calls, plus an 8-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens on the back, which is capable of shooting 1080p video. Accompanying the Windows Phone 8 operating system is a stack of pre-installed Nokia software, including Nokia Drive and Nokia Music.

Externally, the Lumia 822 is a little different, sporting slightly more rounded edges. It’ll also be available in just black, white, and grey — not Nokia’s usual array of bright, pretty colors.

Neither Verizon or Nokia have confirmed when the Lumia 822 will be on sale, unfortunately, so we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for more information.

Are you interested in the Lumia 822?

[Via: The Verge]

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