Nokia Lumia 822 announced for Verizon

NokiaNokia and Verizon Wireless did not wait for today’s Windows Phone 8 launch event to announce the Nokia Lumia 822. The announcement came without any specification details or photos but the Lumia 822 is expected to be very similar to the Lumia 820 in terms of hardware.

“Bringing the Nokia Lumia 822 to Verizon Wireless allows us to expand our award winning Lumia brand to even more customers here in the United States,” said Olivier Puech, President of Nokia Americas. “With the Nokia Lumia 822, first-time smartphone buyers – and those ready to switch – will get high-quality performance on both their device and Verizon Wireless’ incredibly fast 4G LTE network.”

The press release confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 822 supports LTE connectivity and sports a 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP HD front camera. It will also support an wireless charging exchangeable shell which will be sold separately.

No availability and pricing details were announced. Hopefully more will be revealed at Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event or shortly after.

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