While we wait for more concrete details from Verizon we can at least see that Nokia’s next generation Windows Phone 8 handset has been priced up on the Best Buy’s website going for a neat $99.99 on contract.
The Nokia Lumia 822 which is a variant of the Lumia 820 is seen here in its rather fetching white attire along with the option to buy “unactivated” for $549.99 if that’s how you want to play it. Otherwise you can opt for a two year contract and stump up just $99.99.
The 822 comes with the Carl Zeiss optics and has a 8MP main camera and a 1.2MP front facer too. Like other Lumias it will get the Nokia Music and Navigation maps along with all Nokia’s other exclusives that make their devices so attractive to potential buyers. The 822 also has the exchangeable shell designs but at this time we’re not sure what colour options will be available at the time of launch. We also know that the 822 will support the Qi wireless charging like its bigger brother the Lumia 920.
We had heard rumours that the the Lumia 822 and the HTC 8X would be launching on November the 8th but that now seems unlikely. We are hearing that it’s much more likely to come around “Thanksgiving week” at this point. We’re sure many of you are itching to get your hands on this when it arrives on Verizon. If you want to read more about what Nokia said on the 822, we have already covered it here.
What are your plans when Verizon finally gets around to releasing the Windows Phone 8 devices?
Source: Best Buy; thanks to mjfadaway for the tip!!