New Verizon commercial boasts about the Lumia 822's simplicity

Now that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all theoretically selling Windows Phone 8 devices--assuming you can find them--it's time for the carriers to begin rolling out commercials. We've already seen a few from AT&T featuring Will Arnett (which have been running heavily on Hulu+ via our Xbox) but now it's Verizon's turn.

Their first commercial features the Nokia Lumia 822 in white--the better of the three colors, in our opinion. It starts off talking about how complicated technology can be with someone unfolding a large instruction sheet, something we're quite familiar with when purchasing gadgets. Instead, the voice-over talks about how when something is "truly advanced" it shouldn't need any explanation at all, which is when they trot out the Lumia 822.

Windows Phone OS is a rather simple and intuitive solution for mobile phones, though we're not 100% sure it is instruction free. Still the conceit of the ad is spot on as it shows off Office integration and even name-drops Data Sense for monitoring your consumption. Not a bad ad at all.

Did you get a Verizon Lumia 822? If so, how are you liking it? Let us know in comments...

Thanks, Steve K., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.