First real pics of the Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 with Windows Phone 8 show up

Revealed - The Verizon Nokia Lumia 822

Looks like there is not too much mystery left to discern from the Verizon Nokia Lumia 822. Images have now leaked out of the device showing a rounded 820 in black with a 800x480 display and an 8MP camera. Of course LTE is on board too, which should make users happy but should be expected.

The device certainly looks sharp but as we're sure we'll hear in comments, it's not the coveted Lumia 920. 


Earlier leaked render of the Lumia 822

Of course Verizon has yet to officially announce the Lumia 822 aka 'Atlas', though it is expected to launch in November on the carrier around the same time as the HTC 8X. No word if there are any other special addition to the phone, though we suppose we'll find out more in the coming days and weeks.

Source: WMPU

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Does this mean they'll be releasing a Lumia 922 also?
  • I don't think so; they will stick with lumia 920 as the top of the line
  • Myself, unless they come out with a 920 variant sooner, I'm going to sit back, hold on to my Trophy, and wait until Black Friday to see if the Mr. MacPhisto in this thread is full of it or not:
    Yeah, I know he could be some nut-job with a rooted Galaxy SIII, who wants to see WP fans get their hopes up and then watch them get let down, but I'd rather be let down that way that be let down by wasting my upgrade on the 822, and then have this guy turn out to be right.  I'm going to sit back and be patient.  Hopefully, that patience will pay off.
  • same here... i was SO excited when the 920 was "almost certainy" coming to V... but now that it isn't, maybe i will have to see what msft has in store for me :)
  • Everything he's said so far, and this may be my optimism speaking, seems to be legit. There have been TONS of recent tweet and chatter about Verizon getting a 9XX variant and it seems to be picking up steam, so I'd be shocked if there wasn't some announcement in the near future. If anybody is interested, check out tweets from @NokiaPureView who claims to have the 9XX for Verizon and states that it is lighter and thinner than the 920 and continues to tweet about it. Regardless, just because this comment is under this article, the 822 is still ugly lol
  • Yes, 822 is ugly, as is the 810, and given the 810 and 822, so far I'd call this hardware cycle FAIL, unless a non-screwed-up 920 variant does make it to Verizon, and perhaps others.  That's their only saving grace.  And I'm a stockholder hoping for their success, so I'm not going to complain just to complain....  I've got money on the line.
  • I just looked up (and followed) that @NokiaPureView account.  Something I do notice, just to keep in mind.  While @NokiaUS is a Verified account, @NokiaPureView is not, so whether it's real or not is a question mark.
  • After seeing the 822, I'm afraid to see what the 922 would look like. Damn, Nokia designers, how large a brick were y'all smoking?
  • With any luck, Microsoft will see how bad Nokia is screwing thier release of WP8 and will release the Surface Phone when they announce WP8.  No one is going to buy this Nokia midrange garbage; whether they are with Verizon or T-Mobile.  And no one is going to make a drastic switch to AT&T to buy the 920.  Nokia is not Apple.  Live by exclusive and die by exclusive.  Nokia is killing themselves with each midrange turd they announce.  Sorry WP Central, you can't put lipstick on a pig.  Santa can bring me a crack pipe for all I care.  I don't want this Nokia trash for the holidays.  I will wait until CES next year and snag me a Surface Phone.  Nokia will be dead and on the way to the cemetary by then.  (Always pay attention to which horse you hitch your wagon to.)
  • So people can make drastic switches when it's apple but when it's Nokia that's out of the question? I find that to be very biased.
  • although he could have said it more nicely, i think he is right... even if the entire 3.X% (not even sure if that is US percentage only or worldwide) of WP users switched to att, it wouldn't make such a huge difference for att... esp since they have almost all of the WP users as it is. Nokia has kind of been forgotten about here in the US. it brings to mind flip phones from the early years of cell phones if you ask me. I love what theyre doing, and i'd love for them to succeed, but it looks like they are blowing it. HTC is supposedly rumored to have one more "high-end" phone in the works, and since microsoft is making one... maybe ill just have to wait and see. 
  • +1
  • When was the last time Nokia had 5 million pre-orders for a phone or a line around a city block with people waiting for a week to be the 1st for a nokia phone? Oh yeah,,,never.
  • Things that I dislike, but are true -
    * iPhone changed everything. Seriously. Look back on phones before and after. Look at the market shake up. Like it or hate it, iPhone changed everything.
    * Android was either not there or half-baked. Reliable Android alternatives didn't start popping up until much, much later.
    * Windows Phone 7 was late to the party in a similar manner of Android being half-baked. Furthermore, I think it could be argued that, until Mango, there were many WP7 features that should have been there that weren't. 
    * Most importantly, Windows Phone 8 doesn't redefine the market the way iPhone did initially. It just doesn't. It's a fantastic entry into the market, but we're seeing the same feature sets on other platforms.
    * Even Apple with their market dominating device had to move away from AT&T exclusivity as more viable alternatives hit the market.
    * There are PLENTY of alternatives in the market now. If Nokia wants to capture massive marketshare, they need to be on *ALL* carriers.
    * 8xx != 9xx. It's like buying the iPhone 4S when the iPhone 5 is out. Sure, 4S does most of what iPhone 5 does, but you want the 5, right? Right.
  • Agree 100% this exclusivity is killing Nokia and in the larger picture Windows Phone as a whole. Its obvious that the 920 is by far the most sought after WP8 phone but making it exclusive to 1 carrier in the U.S. is a HUGE mistake. I believe the iphone being exclusive to ATT is what brought on the rise of Android because people on other carriers wanted that smart phone experience and had 3 major carriers with plenty of android options.
  • Who's switching? Apple is on 3 of the 4 carriers. Nobody is.
  • Android was on all four longer than Apple had hit even two.
  • I would not switch to ATT for Nokia, and the lumia 920 is the phone I want for the purview tech. I will have to wait and see I guess. I think Nokia is making a huge mistake by cutting a deal for exclusivity with the L920
  • Hi Cellus13.  I am a Verizon corporate customer.  I have no carrier choices.  I have a pocket full of cash for a new Windows Phone.  Verizon is offering me nothing but midrange and half-baked WP8 phones.  Why do I have to settle for something less than the 920?  Want to know how many Verizon / iPhone customers were in this same situation when Apple rolled out an exclusive with AT&T?  The answer here would be ALL OF THEM.  Shame on Apple.  Shame on Nokia.  Good for AT&T.  Their network and customer service won't sell them any phones - why not give up some margin and go exclusive?!?  I have been waiting since February of this year when VZW told corporate that I was ready for a new phone.  Might as well keep waiting and run WP7.8 on my Trophy until 2013 - rather than contract-up on a WP8 turd for 2 years.  (Wasn't the release of Windows Phone  8 supposed to be exciting?)
  • You couldn't of said it any better way. I will be doing the same thing waiting to see the surface phone. As a Verizon user I get great coverage and I don't want to switch to at&t, they're crap. I don't want this midrange stuff either
  • AMEN!!!
  • Well said. It may be Nokia is focused on making their money selling to the rest of the world and considers the US a lost market. I won't waste any more time waiting for a top shelf Nokia device. I do believe HTC is looking to release a quad core WP8 device near years end.
  • ATT is very good if you're in their LTE area.

    Nokia is answering this question by watering down Windows Phone 8 with midrange garbage.  Nokia is answering this question by limiting a positive Windows Phone 8 experience to only 920 customers on AT&T.
    HTC is answering this question by copying the idiots at Nokia.  If you are going to copy the phone form on the 8X, why not be smart and provide a way to replace the battery?  How about an SD card slot?  How about wireless charging?  How about a gyroscope so that XBOX games can be played on the device.  How about an 8MPix camera that takes decent photos (see link below).  If you are going to go to court for copying a phone, you might want to try to make it a good “ONE”.  HTC would have been better off making the “ONE” the one.

    Samsung is answering this question by, well, we really have no response from Samsung.  Sammy has nothing but WP8 apathy as they try to defend the Galaxy III from mean Ol’ Apple.  At least they were smart enough to stick to the Galaxy form, add an SD slot, gyroscope, and replaceable battery.  SUDDENLY, first to the dance is back to being first on the list for many – especially the Verizon and T-Mobile customers who are getting screwed by Nokia.
    Things look like a NASCAR 25 car pile-up at the finish line as we approach the Windows Phone 8 release date.  Ain’t no one crossing the finish line with a full set of teeth ‘cept for the 12 people on AT&T buying the 920.  (That’s why Microsoft is “doing this”.  Please hurry with the Surface Phone.  Maybe @ CES in 2013?)
  • Yeah - just like RIM was supposed to be dead..... Nokia will do fine.
    Not every phone can be a flagship....
  • I don't think Nokia makes Lumia 910 or 922 model (Same as Lumia 920) for T-Mobile and Verizon.
    Probably if it happen that Verizon and T-Mobile also getting Lumia 920 it will call Lumia 920 on all 3 carriers.
    Because so many people just see bigger number and assuming it should be better or higher model or vise versa.
    So making 922 for Verizon kind of ruin the image of top of the line high end 920 on AT&T and making 910 for T-Mobile will make a bad image for 920 by associating it to same look and phone but lower model number.
    I know for all of us here those numbers doesn't mean anything but for most people in street model number make a difference in their decisions.
    Now let's hope Lumia 920 goes to all 3 carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) and who cares about Sprint!
  • Looks cheap, 822 is no where near the 820
  • Seeing all the mess you get with carriers in the US with exclusivity, carrier branding, Nokia 8xx and so on, I'm really happy that here we can get the 920 unbranded and not exclusive. Just buy and put in the sim...
    Hope the 920 shows up on all your carriers soon
  • Bet ya Verizon version of 920 will also be ugly looking.
  • It is rounded like the 710.
  • With a double chin! Not for me!
  • Actually 4 chins (on each corner). Fugly (that's not profanity, that's ugly X 4).
  • After reading the bulk of the comments, I picture a smiling youth popping out of a box Laugh-In style saying, "It's rounded like the 710!"
  • I am liking this series too. Will personally be getting a Cyan 920 since on att but like the memory card and really wish the 920 had the removable backs also
  • What is there to like. This is a hideous piece of phone design. A sin against the Lumia brand, and it does not deserve to bear the same name like its pretty brethern. I would really like to know who is responsible for this grotesqueness - Nokia or Verizon? My money is on the latter.
  • "I do not like this. CONDEMN IT AND ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH IT!" But seriously though, shut up. Devices aren't made to your specific tastes. It's ok for other people to like different things, besides, if it's anything like the 710, the camera adds a side to it that isn't there. i.e. The pics don't do it justice and seeing it in person will give you an appreciation for the design. I know I wasn't fond of the the 710 design until I saw it in the wild and it looked fantastic in black.
  • Im soooooo with you...when I saw the 710 pics, I was like ehhhh...but then my Brother's girlfriend got one (due to my WP recommendation) in black and after I saw it, held it, and played with it, I loved it!! Pics only show you so much, I loved the 900 until I saw it in person and the exact opposite happened...
  • Yes, it is OK for different people to like different things. However, clearly the majority are, uh.... Well, let's just say less than happy with the new Nokia offering coming to Verizon.
  • True. I guess we'll see how the sales go. Hard to be optimistic about an ugly phone.
  • If Verizon isn't getting a variant of the 920 I will get this over the HTC 8X & The Samsung Ativ S
  • You'd get a low-end phone with a 800 x 480 resolution over the 8X or ATIV?
  • That's the 1 feature that the 810/820 lacks that the 8X and Ativ have.
  • Low end? There is nothing low end about this phone, nothing with a Krait processor is low-end (in my mind phones that still run on A9's are low end), it has the exact same hardware specs as the 8X, Ativ S or Lumia 920 (safe for the larger screen on the later ones, but screen size doesn't make a phone more high end.. lol ). The 720p resolution is the ONLY thing that differentiates them. They have the same processor and other hardware.
    Funny how everyone is still very satisfied with their Galaxy SII and it's screen resolution and that even when the Lumia 900 came out, all the samsung lovers who would never buy a WP anyway were bithcing about the resolution, while touting their SGSII which has the same screen.
  • Don't you think the camera will be worse than the one in the 8x, which has a dedicated imaging processor?
    The 822 will have an sd slot though, which is a huge upside.
  • The Krait is based on A9 with some modifications to make it perform better. A15 based processors will be released next year.
  • Actually the Krait is a modified A15 based design, and based on everything seen so far should outperform the A15, especially the "Pro" chipsets now coming out that have the new Adreno GPU core. Qualcomm hit a home run with Krait. 
  • Ativ has expandable memory, and 8x has beats/amp. Lumia has Nokia software. There is definitely differentiation.
  • ok the 822 ALSO has expandable memory like the Ativ, the 8x has beats amp, and the 920 has Dolby sound....lumia has nokia software and exclusive apps neither the ativ or 8xx has that the differentiation is that the 822 has the advantage
  • The 8X has 2 amps,,one for line out and one for rear speaker. It also has super LCD2 screen with 1280X720 screen and highest ppi of any smart phone. 8MP CAMERA WITH F2.0 sensor with dedicated imaging chip for ultra fast pics and good lowlight. 2.1 FFC also with f2.0 sensor,imaging chip and 88 degree wideangle lens.
    I think the advantage goes to the 8X over 822.
  • Why would u get the 8x its limited to 16gb no expandable memory and htcs support is awful. When's the last time they updated the HTC hub or added apps?
  • I have 16gig and have 9.65 gig left and use SkyDrive 25gig which helps me use it instead of internal. So 16gig is more enough. :-D
  • The 822 takes up to 64gb microsd cards plus the 8gb that's already in there plus my 25gb SkyDrive. Everyone doesn't have unlimited data to stream from SkyDrive thankfully I do but ill take the storage, wireless charging, and nokias support as far as updates and bug fixes and exclusive apps any day over HTC and the 8x
  • +1
  • the 920 and the 820 have dolby surround sound on both of them how is that crappy sound u guys sound like u never read the specs on either of these phones
  • I would expect that the HTC Hub will be removed in the 7.8 update, as the 8X doesn't have it. It looks like HTC chose instead to provide a set of Live Tiles that give users "Sense" like functions while staying compliant to the WP8 design language. 
  • deadwrong is dead right!  My Trophy has been kind to me, however, I have only had 1 HTC update for the device.  The 8X has no SD slot, a lesser battery than the 920 (that cannot be replaced), no gyroscope for gaming, and a half-baked camera.  Why bother trying to copy Nokia and risk a lawsuit if you aren't going to put out a better phone?  At least Samsung was smart enough to release a copycat lawsuit phone that was better than the iPhone.  HTC isn't even THAT smart.
  • Yebba, he's gonna be sporting yesterdays model. Wonder if he knows that even cheap Android phones have HD screen.
  • What if it's cheaper?
  • Cheaper? Even though it's cheap, you can get a G-nexus with jellybean for same price when this ogre hits stores. Do your math.
  • You sure about that buddy?
  • *Looks at Verizon and T-Mobile customers* So it's all agreed that we're all getting the 8X?? Okay, just making sure lol..
  • looks like it so far.  I hope HTC can keep up with demand :)
  • Wait. Isn't the 8X basically the nexus and s3 phone of wp?
  • No, the 8X is more like the WP S3 while the 920 is like the nexus
  • I'm with you on that one.  T-Mobile here and would have loved a 920, but if they don't deliver the Flame Red 8X it is for me :)
  • Yup,,,Caifornia bue or limelight yellow,,,haven't decided yet. But that high res screen and Beats audio is calling my name.
  • I will be...
  • I'll never settle for another HTC phone. I'd rather wait. Which I will.
  • T-mobile here & will not settle for either of those devices I rather wait a couple of months to see what comes out.
  • I'm on att and getting the 920, but I have friends on Verizon that want the 920.
  • Me too, I have been telling my borther, his wife and some close friends that the 920 is coming and will be called 922 ? I hope verizon does go big with WP, if true that they are making half the stores space WP than they would need more than 3 phones so lets hope that they get 2 Nokia's 2 HTC's and all I have seen so far from samsung is 1 that would be 5 for verizon..
  • While I would love to see a 920 variant on Verizon, you shouldn't be telling people that it's coming. That's complete speculation at this point.  So far, there have been NO rumors that a 920 will be coming to Verizon.  Why?  Don't know, and that's pretty stupid IMO.
  • Just like the L900. They said its exclusive for a certain period of time and will show up on the carriers. Never did.
  • This phone is absolutely hideous! You'll continue to hear about it in the comments because it's true. Yes, we're all pissed that there isn't, that we know of, a Lumia 92X coming to Verizon, but if we're getting an 820 variant, why does it have to look so bad? The 820 looks nice and has the signature Lumia look. The 810 on Tmobile looks classy and elegant. This?! This looks like it is from 2010 and should be free when you sign a contract.
  • +1
  • +1
    What happened to designing hardware that compliments the UI? Looks like some old HTC device.
  • That's what I'm wondering. HTC stepped up their game to create a phone that really complements WP8. All Nokias, up to this point, have done that beautifully, and then there is this. This model could be used for an outdate Android phone and wouldn't miss a beat. It's a shame that this is how loyal WP Verizon customers get rewarded. I really need to consider switching carriers.
  • I agree completely. 
  • Came here to exactly to state that mate
  • +Hear Hear!
  • +1
  • You should watch what you say on hear,,,you might get labled a troll for having your own opinion here on WP/nokiacentral lol
  • I agree on the look of it. It doesnt even look like something Nokia would offer. If anything it looks like a quasi trophy 2.0. Very disappointed in Verizon and Nokia.
  • I wouldn't say this looks hideous. I think that it looks rather bland but far from hideous. It seems most people think in the binary of hating or loving something rather than being indifferent.  Hideous would be if it has some malformation but from what I see it looks like conservative looking phone.
  • Compared to the other new Lumias, this one is malformed. If it would have been less rounded.... Of course, then it would look like an HD7.
  • I definitely think this phone is hideous compared to modern phones. Look at other premier phones on carriers: One x(+), Galaxy SIII, iphone 5, Lumia 920, Droid Razr maxxx HD or whatever it's called. The premier phone for each phone manufacturer on each carrier looks gorgeous. With that in mind, I think it is fair to say, especially after comparing this to the other Nokia phones, that the 822 is ugly! I'd like to point out that this is just my opinion. If you like the phone, good for you! From the pictures, however, it does appear to be of a lower build quality than other Lumias.
  • The 810 and 822 aren't considered premier phones they are the mid-lower tier like the HTC 8S. I'm going to get the Nokia 920 since I am on AT&T. I never said  that I liked the 810 or the 822 I said I was indifferent, meaning I do not hate nor like its aesthetics.  I said it was a conservative looking phone that does not have anything that stands out to me but I'm quite sure will work great as a smartphone. I'm going to get a Cyan 920 which definetly stands out to me.  I just don't seem to understand the anger towards an electronic device, if you don't like it don't buy it but going on rants seems like a waste of time.
  • I'm not even sure if the 810 looks elegant or classy. and this for Verizon looks like something from 2008 or older!!! I mean look at Alcatel/TCL's ten times better looking than these so called mid range Lumia phones.
  • I stand by the fact that I think the 810 on Tmobile looks clean and sleek. It doesn't necessarily strike you as a stand-out Lumia device, but it sure looks nice. There is nothing appealing about this device. It's just...meh
  • +100
  • French WP user here, and I'm glad to be on a market where all carrier will have the same exact phone, Nokia included. The only differences are in the contract, so there is chance to have different prices for the same model, and also for the amount of data included monthly. But every french customer have a chance to buy a REAL 820 or 920 regardless the carrier they choose.
  • The back almost looks leathery!
  • Screw Verizon and Nokia. I'll stay at 7.8 & my HTC Trophy. Take that 920 and shove it.
  • Why not get a 8X or 8S. Very good looking phones
  • Because according to HTC the 8X is an AT&T phone and Verizon has still said nothing to the contrary....
  • HTC stated that the 8X will be on Verizon when it launched.
  • The 8X only has 16gb and No way to expand it. Not a high end phone... I would skip over it..
  • Hey you use HTC so look for 8x dude
  • Because he's in the same boat as me. We want the Nokia experience and anything that isn't the 920 or has pureview is just not as compelling. This phone is a consolation prize. I too will stick to my Trophy and ride it out.
  • +1
  • well-stated
  • +1. I'm on AT&T and feel bad that those on Verizon don't have a WP flagship on the horizon (wasn't planning on that to rhyme, sorry).
  • i also feel bad for those supporters on big red. But right now it seems like people who arent getting the 920 are just bashing anything that doesnt have the word pureview or puremotion in it....
  • Hmmm. Looks decent. But I think there'll be a 920 variant soon enough. I hope.
  • Does Verizon not care about Windows Phone??  This looks like a pile of sh*t that came out of early 2000's.
  • +100000000000 looooool
  • Lmfao, I have to agree +1
  • Until they announce it, no they are not.  HTC still clearly identifies the 8X on their US site as an AT&T phone.  VZW has also still said abolutely nothing to the contrary.  In fact, they still haven't announced anything. Put whatever phones you want on VZW's shelves and they are not even vaporware.  We are less than three weeks from launch and they remain silent regarding any bona fide products which is in stark contrast to anything Apple or Android.  Sound familiar to anyone regarding what happended when WP7 was released?   
  • obviously you havent done any research as if you seen the press conference Htc president said and i quote "htc 8x will be available on At&t ,T-Mobile, and VERIZON."
    plus the promo vids of it where you see 2 htc 8x' both with Verizon 4gLTE carrier logos on that back of the phone.
    in my opinion the 8x will be the flagship device of wp8 on VZW , at least the first few months at launch.
  • Of course they do, but they maybe want to work with other OEMs first then get the 920 later
  • So it looks like all 3 US carriers will be selling the Lumia phones in plain black colors. In otherwords nothing to make these phones stand out from the rest of the phones on their shelves. Does the Verizon version even have replacement shells? This is a pathetic showing by Nokia in the US market. Hopefully HTC will have more luck with the colorful marketing strategy that Nokia completely failed to implement in North America. Clearly the US carriers have no respect for Nokia or their vision for the Lumia devices.
  • Yea. I think the HTC 8X is much better looking this is. So it's settled then. Most of us will have a 8X or Ativ S from HTC and Samsung
  • 8X it is for me =)
  • Yebba...
  • Um.. At&t has it in 5 colors.
    T-mobile has it in two (+ more colorful plates)
    And we dont know what colors Verizon offers. But early leak shows yellow and this shows black. Im betting on red. Where did you get your info from it are you just the "mad-poster" today?
  • The Lumia 820 will only be sold in black at AT&T stores. The cyan and yellow Lumia 920 won't be carried in AT&T stores either.
  • Lets all go out and buy colors. Yippy! Lets also make love and not war, drink kool-aide, and smoke some ... Peace my brother.
  • Recipe for success IMO
  • +1
    Amazing that they had such a great phone to release and most people will never have the option to switch to it. Why get angry just over Verizon? 920 should be on T-Mobile and Sprint as well. 
  • "The device certainly looks sharp but as we're sure we'll hear in comments, it's not the coveted Lumia 920."
    Oh sorry. How dare we criticize anything Nokia or WP related? This phone makes no sense to me. It's nowhere near the build quality of the 920 or 820. 
    I'm on T-Mobile and will probably get the 810. But there is no excuse for all carriers to not get a 920 variant. 
  • Idk Id wait until its officially announced...
  • Its prob the thinnest of the 8xx series phones
  • Because it's too much to ask to get a worthwhile Nokia device on our preferred network. How dare we rock the boat when Verizon and Nokia drop this mediocre attempt at wowing us with "exclusivity." Doubt you will see ATT customers say they wish the Atlas wasn't a Verizon exclusive.
  • Neither Nokia nor VZW have dropped anything on anyone since VZW has not announced a single product. 
  • Here's the reason pure and simple  MONEY  ATT paid it TMo No  VZN NO  Sprint Nope!!
  • So now I can bet that a Lumia 812 was offered to Sprint but they refused to carry that phone??
  • Ugly and does not meet today's standards of a slim phone. Also uses yesterdays screen resolution despite MS lifting the OS limitations. Even cheap Android phones have HD screen.
  • +1 lol
  • Contact m his rep (Tamara) will return your call(no one in a office answers their live anymore they screen them) she told me sprint will not be getting a wp8 at launch or in the near future,they are going to wait and see.
  • These lumias 822 and 810 are junk!!!!
  • Opinion.
  • Absolute garbage! I'm on Verizon and id rather keep my trophy than waste an upgrade on this travesty! I'll definitely be avoiding Nokia if this is the best they can do on Verizon.....regardless of who is at fault. If this continues to be their "strategy", they will ultimately fail and piss off MS in the process. I wonder if products like this are why MS is going to start making a few of their own devices.
  • I assume it is but who knows. Also maybe this is why Ballmer labeled HTC's new 8x and 8s as the, forgot how he worded it, represents what WP is. Something to that effect.
  • Ballmer called the 8X and 8S Microsofts "signature " phones.
  • Good lord that is ugly.
  • Despite the thickness and the unacceptable resolution, 810 looks better.
  • 8X and Ativ are going to be more expensive.
  • This is sour kool-aid. No sweetness at all.
  • I plan on getting the 920 (currently own a 800) but I'm quite surprised with Nokia's decision which has basically made the 800 series look like the 700 (710) series, rather than maintain that high-end feel for the 800 and 900 series, especially since it was the Lumia 800/N9 that started it all for Nokia, it even looked better than the 900 (in my opinion) but they still looked good and it was great that they looked alike but came in different sizes.
    My perspective on the matter is, if someone loves the 920 design but finds it, bulky or big, then, they would have easily turned to the 820, should the 820 (and variants) have had a similar design (with the same features it currently has) as the 920, 900 and 800.  I personally don't mind the 820 design but I'm not keen on it (and most definitely not of the variants) either and if I wasn't ok with the 920, my eyes would definitely be looking at htc, the only thing that would keep me hesitating is Nokia apps and Nokia.
    Sorry for my rant but I'm just disappointed by these cheapish looks (especially the 810 and 822), when compared to the 1 year older and more elegant 800.
  • Sometimes when you add too much ingredients, you destroy the flavor.
  • So this is the best that Verizon and Nokia could come together and do for the big launch of Windows Phone 8.  Really?!
    Somehow, 'disappointing' just doesn't quite say it ...
  • Why is everyone bitching? Wait until Verizon unveils all of their hardware.
  • We're not allowed to have opinions? Even if this phone has the 920 specs, it still looks hideous. Of course that changes everything, but it's almost embarassing to look at from a build perspective. Given the fact that this is leaked as the 822, and the Tmobile 810 specs are basically identical to the 820, it is highly unlikely that this gem is any different than a CDMA-compatible 820. Also, it's not all Nokia's fault as I'm sure Verizon, with all of their infinite wisdom, had a say in the design, but if I were Nokia, I wouldn't put out something like this with my name on it.
  • Dude, did you see the pics? Everytime I look I throw up in my mouth a little. That is one fugly phone.
  • It's hideous.
  • I am not even going to stress myself over the lack of respect Verizon has been showing to those who are WP lovers like myself.  I want the 920 or something in the field of 92X, make it a 925 or 930 but like the 920 and since Verizon is not putting the effort. Ihave until May 25, 2013.  Hoping that by then there is what I want, if not, oh well...I am moving to AT&T and my family too.  I know what I want damn it and a NOkia phone like the 920.
  • All i can say is thank God ive been on att. NL920 Here I come :)
  • I was thinking the same exact thing lol.
  • This thing is butt is the Nokia WP version of the Jitter Bug...this really sucks...I may have to switch to Drop your calls AT&T. :-(
  • Yes, the new pix look bad, but that's the quality of the pix, not the phone itself.  And yes, it's not exactly a tech marvel to look at, but I'll have to see it firsthand to judge.  Still leaning towards the 8X, but everyone says Nokia has the best support, so we'll see.  Screen quality isn't that big a deal to me, I'm blind without my glasses anyway, so unless it's 1080p BluRay quality and 50in or better, I don't see a difference!
    Can anyone provide dates on when MS & Verizon is supposed to announce their new phones?  I'd like to have all the dates listed, rather than reading one date on one article and another date for some other event on another article... is there a calendar on this site, cuz I'm not seeing it (sometimes blind even with glasses).
  • Lol!  So many angry posts.  Surely, Verizon had a 'say' in how this device would look - logo, etc.
    This device will sell, nonetheless - maybe more so than the 8x, maybe not; but it will sell.  And if they have colorful, removable covers, as well as specs that are on par with the 820 (i.e. sd expansion, etc.)  and the 'bonus' of Nokia apps and support, I really don't see anyone who purchases this device as being disappointed with it.
    Kudos to Nokia for even getting a device back on Verizon's network after their very rocky 'breakup' several years ago :)
  • Agree. No way it will.
  • The Lumia 822 is ugly and insulting.  I will not be buying this garbage.
  • I think people gonna have to face the fact this is not what they're expecting from Nokia. They've entered the US, made a name for themselves, injected excitement to many, all in the first round of Nokia wp's. There were mistakes and limitations. The second round, limitations have been lifted and mistakes should have been learned and fixed. For Nokia, presenting bulky phones with low resolutions and continuing exclusivities is just not the case.
  • +1
  • This phone looks just OK... But I guess that if it has interchangeable covers with vibrant colors it will look much hotter. :P
  • Reminds me of a straight talk phone you'd see at your local Walmart.
  • Damn that chin. Verizon would get the ugly red headed step child lumia....
  • Le sigh..... still trying to be patient for an official annoincment....but this does have me pretty excited foe the 8X & ATIV S!
  • Rat's ass. Don't care. Gimme the 920 (922?) Verizon! While I don't really care for the 820's specs, its styling was at least good. However, the styling of this 822 appears to be of lesser quality. Honestly, it looks no better than my 1.5 year old Trophy, which I'm eager to migrate away from. Assuming Verizon eventually offers a 920 variant, let's hope its styling doesn't get short changed like this 822.
  • Nokia, what the hell is up with this design. So dang ugly. Mediocre design at best.
  • I'm considering switching to ATT from Tmob. I'll settle for 3gb data for $30, unlimited messaging and voice $20 ??
    I'm confused with ATT's pricing. What's "Messaging Unlimited with Mobile to Any Mobile Calling" ...Yes I can read but I find it hard to believe calling + texting (unlimited) is $20 on ATT. Is this 2004 or did I miss something here?  so $50 for data (3gb) + $20 for messaging n calling? 
    If this is the case, I'm switching over to ATT with immediate effect otw, may be I need to stay with Tmob with the 810
  • Did these two companies do any consumer testing to see how this model design would appeal to users?
  • Probably not. Lolz! If they'd listen to customers, we wouldn't see this nor the exclusivity.
  • Well at least somebody thinks it "looks sharp"
  • This is laughable. Remember, this is competing with the iPhone 4s. Nobody in their right mind would select the Nokia.
  • I'm very much in my 'right mind' and if Verizon was my carrier of choice, and I wanted a WP device, AND if I were unwilling to switch to AT&T for the Lumia 920, I would get this Lumia 'Atlas'. 
    While this device doesn't appeal to some of the posters here, HTC devices have never appealed to me and there is no way I would purchase a HTC device just because Verizon chose this design for their Lumia offering. 
    At least Verizon has more than one WP device this time around; to each his/her own :)
  • Not everyone is a sheep.
  • Don't have to be a sheep to know the iPhone is 99% better than this Ogre of a phone.
  • i would pick this for no reason other than the fact that its a windows phone... but why bother when the 8x looks way nicer.
  • You know what a device like this is targeted for? Its for those who aren't phone nuts like all of us here. This is the type of phone that will help Nokia create critical mass in the US market and mindshare of the Lumia and Windows Phone brand. The 920 I'm afraid may not get a variant at all and will be the pinnacle of Lumia greatness in this round of devices. My thinking is that AT&T will have their exclusive period and then other carriers may pick it up depending on the popularity of their mid-range devices. Not what we want to see but I think a sad reality of the uphill battle that Nokia faces in the North American market. Lets hope we can pick up the 920 unlocked and off contract from Microsoft Stores and
  • I can't see any uninformed consumer walking into the store and choosing this over the 8X, let alone the iPhone or GS3.
  • I could, actually.  Hey, people actually picked the HTC Trophy over the iPhone and the plethora of high end Android devices :)
    People have different tastes, thus subjectivity - some people will choose this device as their device of choice.
  • Most people got the Trophy because there wasn't anything else available on Verizon if you wanted a Windows phone. There was no choice
  • Do you know what an iPhone is? That's right, this new Nokia phone is targeted towards the gullible. But what percent of consumers do not know the iPhone? Very little. Be serious, 810 and this 822 are yesterdays design and tech. Just look at them. They are two different bricks!
  • Sure it does..HTC does zero updates. I know HTC Titan owner here, leaving HTC in the dust. The app eco is supported on Nokia way above anything HTC will offer in the future.
  • Idk my HTC Trophy got every single update and within a reasonable time frame. That seems like a carrier issue.
  • HTC Trophy owner here, have all the updates because Verizon updates their phones. I have no doubt the 8x will get updates pushed through Verizon.
  • Yeah, the Verizon Trophy really only had one problem with switching between CDMA and GSM, and that was fixed. Verizon releases the updates.
  • I received plenty of HD7 OS, driver, and even HTC app updates.
  • My HTC Radar got all the updates as well but I had to dump it for the fact that it wouldn't give me much signal were as my 710 gives me signal were my Radar didn't.
  • Must be a carrier problem. My trophy is all updated and I will stick with HTC. Hoping for a bigger screen phone by the time im ready to upgrade but will definitely be happy with the 8X if not. And as for this 822, would be ok if it at least had a HD screen.
  • Like I said on the first post....yawn, wake me when the 920 shows up on Verizon If this what they are calling a flagship model, they are a joke
  • You'll be sleeping for another 12 months.  Lol!
  • By then, Nokia won't even exist if they keep this up.
  • Ha!  You keep dreamin' too :)
  • I guess the 920 is not the phone I will get ....
  • Folks, we all have to face the facts. Nokia is not the GODphone. There are great oems out there that make great phones. The 8x and Ativ S is no exception. Don't the let Nokia "support" and exclusive apps fool you. Lame excuses!
  • I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. Over on another post I mentioned why Nokia fans would find this phone acceptable after being shown the 920 and was called a troll lo
    I myself think the 8X looks better than even 920 it took that design and improved on it.
  • +1.
  • I had resigned myself to getting the 822... Then rumors of a 922 came along... Now this! Nokia or not, I can't get this phone. The specs are ok but look at it. It really does look like my Trophy... Only uglier with that misplaced Verizon logo! What do I do now? I kind of like the 8X and will have to see how it feels. The 822 is just an insult to all of us who gave a sigh of relief when Verizon said they were getting a Nokia! I don't care what it says.. This is not a 2012 Nokia! Damn I wish AT&T didn't suck!
  • Where are you at? My experience with AT&T has been great. Currently enjoy my LTE experience here. My viewpoint is that Verizon sucked, that's why I switched to AT&T.
  • That huge Verizon logo with it's signature check mark in the front is overkill. The AT&t and T-Mobile logos are much more discrete.
  • Anybody look at the Nokia Glory that's to be a 7.8 wp for release in December? This mock up is a dead on ringer.
  • Oh, have had the droids and the iPhone, wanted something new and fresh. This ain't it. Shame on you Verizon! This is a real sister kisser!
  • Hey now, leave me outta this.....
  • Ok, so Verizon is not getting the best Nokia has to offer. But, let's not pretend like they are not getting any decent WP8 devices. The 8X looks phenomenal and so does the Ativ S. Both are 4.3" and 4.8" with 720p resolution and offer enough bells and whistles in their own right.
  • I agree but when you're a kool-aid drinker, you're blind to everything else. You know, like the iPholks.
  • It's not blindness nor kool aid. It's having the 920 being waved in your face and then told you don't get to have one. Big difference.
  • I agree. I'm liking the 8X more and more, to the point where I think it's a tough decision between that and a 920 variant. Either way, I can't wait for November.
  • I was thinking on the 8x but with only 16g it is a no no... I prefer the 810 on t mo or jus getting a global 920
  • Not even the biggest Nokia apologist can call this a decent phone with a straight face. I still can't believe what I'm seeing.
  • +1
  • It looks like the Lumia 610, but more boring. And that logo looks like a chin wart.
  • I've said it before, this phone will not entice me to move carriers.  Nor would it entice me to stay with a carrier.  The specs just aren't there for what I'm looking for.  Like so many here, I got my hopes up for a 920, and settling for anything else does seem very much like settiling for second best.  I'm still trying to be paitent and wait to see what Verizon and Nokia actualy announce.  I still belive that there is a change the 920 variant will hit Verizon.
  • What if the 920 variant is as ugly as the 822?
  • If you don't like how Nokia & Verizon are treating their customers, why not do what I do. Every time Nokia tweets about a feature, reply and let them know that you want the 920 or you will be choosing the HTC 8X. It is the customer who needs to be heard. Let's give it a nice showing.
  • That's a good idea, Nokia is one of the few who actually listen to its customer base. Proof? Cyan 920
  • You should be telling Verizon.
  • You can always add @verizon when sending messages to @nokiaus.
  • I think the quality of the photo is what kills it! Because on the first photo they showed a day or two ago it didn't like this bad...
  • Look*
  • There are many clues out there from Nokia on which way you can go with any variant of the Lumia 820. Their intro in NYC spent over an hour on the 920 and two minutes on the 820. The 820 has a "shell". Shells when dropped pop off. Popped off shells either break or expose the phone to dust and anything else harmful in proximity of the drop zone, not to mention the battery bouncing around like a basketball. For my money, the 920/922 or fictional Lumia 920ZX Turbo is more bang for the buck than the ugly sister 820/822 that even Nokia did not sell very hard.
  • The switchable shell design is a wrong direction. You stated many good points but most just brush it off. Doesn't spell quality. Now you know why the iPhone is well loved. Oh I held the polycarb in my hand, both L900 and one+. I do not like it one bit! Feels like cheap plastic.
  • What is happening to Nokia's design team? Whatever happened to their concept designs, and why were these phones never produced? These and the 808 are much better designed than the 610, 710, 810, 820, 822 and 900. The 800 and the 920  are the only two that look really great, in my opinion. Links below.

  • I assume they're rushed products. No thought, no consumer input put into making them.
  • This phone is why whatshisname packed up his office at Nokia and hit the road. At least for once TMo customers didn't get shafted the most, excluding Sprint customers, of course.
  • WOW Daniel you created a monster here... Nice, lot of emotion here
  • LOL
  • After seeing this I'm thinking of just going back to a landline.
  • +1
  • You guys complain a lot and Nokia just punished you. Lol keep complaining, another hideous Lumia is coming your way. Lol this one can stay in the US. The rest of the world don't want it. Lmao
  • +1
  • If Nokia keeps making these kinds of phones that go against the beautiful design of the Lumia 920 then I wonder if that must be apart of the at&t exclusive deal...
  • This is when MS announces the *surface phone* for Verizon on the 29th lol. Only in a perfect world lol
  • Thank god I dont have Verizon haha
  • looks like my out-dated trophy -_-
  • Hope this comes with some pure view technology or else it cannot stand next to HTC or Samsugn WP8. But guys we have not seen the side.. which is the key about how thick it is.. I was thinkng that Atlas was supposed to have pure view camera?? am i wrong?
  • Yes you are wrong. Don't have to look at side to know it's thick. its not just the thickness, its the overall design. Ugly!
  • Why the hell is everyone comparing this to Ativ-S and 8X? This is not in the same league. Ths is clearly a lower priced device.
  • Daniel, I think we need another poll, mixing in a few of the of the entertaining comments among the choices. Might as well make it fun to lighten the mood. Example: What do you think of the Verizon Lumia 822?
    - I love it!
    - Meh.
    - It's a sin against design.
    - It's nothing short of travesty.
    - My eyes! My eyes! Unsee! Unsee!
    - I blame Verizon.
    - Glad I'm on AT&T/T-Mobile!
    - I'm on Sprint, so I'd even settle for this.
    - After seeing this I'm thinking of just going back to a landline.
  • Haha good one!
  • Lol also add this one. - I do not care because I live in a country where carriers don't have that much power when it comes to which phone we own. As a result, we're all free to get the 920. Lol
  • +1 . US carriers have far too much power. I'll get my 920 or 8x on any carrier that offers me the best deal, and chances are it'll be unlocked, so will have a better resale price at the end of the contract too. And it won't have that massive tramp stamp on th front
  • Won't happen.
  • It will in the UK. My last half a dozen contract phones have been unlocked. The carrier situation in the US is the exception, not the norm.
  • I wonder who is or how old is the guy that call the shoots on Verizon, they sure had a say, or even just for accepting it
  • It is one ugly phone, just like the Lumia 810. It seems like Nokia could only design one good looking phone...talking of 920....SHAME
  • There should be a poll how many would get the Nokia 810,822 or whatever numbers they want to butter up because the 920 will be exclusive for who knows how long. I'm sure majority will not. I think the device is aiming at new customers that had never had a smartphone or are looking for an affordable smartphone.
  • Horrible.
  • Where are people hearing about expandable memory for the 822? Source?
  • its based off the much like the 810 which also had expandable memory we're assuming for now until verizon/nokia officially announces it
    either way ill take this and the expandable memory over the htc 8x and its 16gbs of pathetic limited storage space
  • Some of us are ok with 16g. Expandable would always be nice but just don't see how that could make this better than the 8X? I guess, to each their own.
  • After 2 years of every day usage of my Nokia N8 with 16gb of memory, I still have 9gb left. I have no cloud service there comparable to Skydrive and I've never deleted any pictures or videos taken.
  • Two things, people buy vast amount off apps just to show they have alot of apps that they will never use but just to waist their memory. Keep tons of photos, documents, etc, on their phone without saving to SkyDrive. The point is, these people aren't efficient. Therefore expandable memory is merely a luxery more or less.
  • Is that a second icon for voicemail too? Under the right side messages. I think that's new because usually its under the phone icon. And on the lock screen.
  • looks like shit.
  • Tmo and Verizon been shit on twice now.
  • Damn, I hope the 810 and this 822 aren't all Nokia has to offer to the other carriers. if so, this is very disappointing. smh..
  • So I'm getting one of these just because I can get a new phone pretty frequently due to our work contract, but this has pretty much shot down any chance of me being able to switch my work to Nokias like I had planned on. We're a Verizon shop. Nokia wants our business? It's gotta be on Verizon. 
  • No Nokia at back! Not so cool!
  • I actually love it better than any other lumia phone. Looks like it'll be easier to hold
  • Daniel, I assume with "The device certainly looks sharp" you mean it looks "hot"? :)
  • Hold up, I had to look at this again just to make sure I wasn't imagining things. - Fugly!
  • What a fuck if you want 920 go to att or buy phone alone. All carriers offering good quillity service. Want 920 GO TO ATT
  • Just buy the Lumia 920 unlocked from Amazon. Where is the problem? Big fat carrier logo on the front of the device? No way they would he able to sell something like this here in Germany.
  • Question...sorry if stupid question but if I buy it unlocked from amazon to avoid having a carrier logo in the front and then want to use it with AT&T which is my carrier, will the phone still be 4G LTE?
  • That is one ugly phone.
  • History repeats again, Nokia failed to capture American market by not introducing flip phones in the states and literally let Motorola to take over the situation. Now they are doing again with lumia 920.
  • I dont think so.
  • why do cariers even want stuff like this? i mean this doesnt even look like the 820.
    nokia presented an 820 and an 920 and they are good looking phones so i dont get why nokia or verizon even want this .. think cariers should stop the exclusive crap cause this isnt good for any phone producer
  • They (VZ) want this junk so they can say: see we carried wp8 and it didn't sell.. And then go back to pushing android.. This doesn't look anything like Nokia.. Very disappointing.
  • I'm getting a 920 (and dont have to worry about carriers cos I aint from the US!), but I do have to say that this is quite an ugly design, surprised that Nokia manages to do something like this :D I think the 820 and 810 were nicely differentiated, but this is just quite an abomination. But I guess with all the "exclusivity" going around they are forced to make the devices appear different physically..
    That said, I totally understand people opting for 8X over this, I sure would. As long as it's WP8, I don't mind! :D
  • Ugly ass phone. I wouldn't buy this crap and Microsoft and Nokia should be ashamed.
  • Eww, but give me 3 minutes with a person and operating it with them I can still sell them that ugly thing;-)
  • Man, what is it with these American carriers and they're ugly logos plastered over their devices!!!
  • It's just awful. At least the AT&T logo is rather small and discreet. The T-Mobile logo is not as small as the AT&T but is somewhat elegant. The Verizon logo? Blechhhh! Of course I'd rather see NO logos.
  • LOL that's a classic clip.
  • what about these rumours,
    or these about 822?
  • When is Elop getting fired? Not soon enough.
  • Nokia should have made the 920 for all carriers not just ATT now that's the new thing ok every one we have a new phone come look nice right. All we ask when is it coming out then boom your not getting so the question is not when it's coming out but who is getting what so are we wrong to ask why not say your making a phone for ATT that was the plan cause this shit your trying to get us to swallow will be your down fall you can make all the phones you want in the end with out us there is no you big fan of WP T-mobile does not have the best WP for sale but they do have the best droid with that said you push me away.
  • Might it be as simple as this. How many people on planet earth; 7 Billion? How many true phone users, 1 Billion? What does the rest of the world use as a signal type; GSM? Who, other than Verizon and Sprint, uses CDMA; no one? If I were Nokia or any of the other OEM's, I would make the best and the mostest for the GSM carriers. If CDMA is so much better, why is Sprint rumored to be sold and why is Verizon the only carrier on the planet that uses CDMA? If Verizon and T-Mobile merged and offered the combined power of both companies, Nokia would be more apt to make the top end units avalable to this company. Verizon would sell the CDMA and Verizon/T-Mobile would sell the GSM units. Now, let the market determine if Verizon's coverage is worth more than selling more units. Just a thought.
  • This is such a slap in the face to Verizon and it's cusotmers.  I don't know who to lash out at, Verizon or Nokia.  This 'thing' looks like there were a lot of unused phone cases found in a remote warehouse somewhere and just stuck a WP8 sticker on it ... and they expect people to buy this?  Seriously?! 
    Not disrespect to HTC and Samsung.  The WP8 phones they're putting out look to be good and will turn out to be the big winners on this side of AT&T... but the Lumia 920 is THE WP8 phone. 
    I'm a LOYAL Microsoft customer/user and have been using the HTC trouphy since it came out.  Being a Microsoft follower, I have been extremely frustrated with the 'stuff' (to put it nicely) that they've put out and the HTC Trophy was the last chance I was going to give a mobile MS OS.  WP7 (now 7.5) on the HTC Trophy has really won me over and restored my faith in the direction MS is going.  There has been no marketinig to speak of for that phone or the WP7 OS or the phone.  But, the OS by itself is very good and very responsive.  It will easily be, initailly, the #3 mobile OS when hit's the market.
    But ... that being said.  I'll be using 7.8 for a while to see if and when the AT&T exclusivity is over with the 920.  If it lasts unitl March, I'll make my decision then.  So, Verzion & Nokia ... you've both lost an opportunity here.
    Verizon, shame on you for not taking care of your customers, which take care of you.  Nokia, great phone, but LOUSY business decision.  I think I now understand why you in the financial trouble you're in.  Because the exclusive deal with AT&T ... is moronic.
    Maybe see you next year ... if you're still here.
  • Like I said before, don't like it, take it to Twitter and follow @nokia, @noliaus and every time they post something, reply letting them know we want the flagship 920 on @verizon or we will be getting the HTC 8X.
    Let them hear us.
  • Wow, it's black.  How innovative.
    A boring phone from a boring carrier with no vision. 
  • I am convinced that in a few months rumors will surface of a Verizon 922. I will be excited that in May when my contract is up I will get my 922. Verizon will then confirm this only to release a boring and bastardised version of the 920! They will crush my spirits once again! No one can come close to my current grandfatherd Verizon plan so I am stuck. Here in NJ, ATT customers are constantly facing dropped calls, service outages and poor customer service... I am stuck!
  • Why does the Trophy look sexier then this phone? I'll be passing on this crap. Looks like I'm getting another HTC.
  • It looks like a Samsung. Where is the Nokia Lumia design? Sometimes I don't understand this company. No wonder they're having difficulties.
  • Mid range is the key to the success of Nokia... And it will BE the name of the game.. Nokia should be on all carriers major and minor..att,tmo,vzw,sprint,virgin,boost,metropcs,simple WalMart whatever it takes.. So stop crying about the 920 Nokia will sell more if they sell cheap reliable phones...
  • Verizon's 822 is the ugliest of the bunch!  Oh my! LOL!