Nokia announces the Lumia 822 for Verizon

Ahead of today's Windows Phone 8 announcements, Nokia and Verizon have introduced the Nokia Lumia 822 as Verizon's "exclusive" Windows Phone 8 device. As you might expect from the name, the Lumia 822 is essentially the same phone as the already-announced Lumia 820, with basically identical specifications.

The Lumia 822 features support for Verizon's 4G LTE network, as well as an 8-megapixel non-PureView rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera and the same exchangeable shell design as the Lumia 820 that carries support for wireless charging. Other specs include a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset with 1 GB of RAM, microSD card support alongside 16 GB of on-board storage and a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 display.

No release date was given, however we do know via Nokia's website that the phone will cost $99.99 on a two-year contract. Update: They pulled the pricing information from the Nokia homepage, but we took a sneak peak just a bit too quickly.

Source: Nokia

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