Verizon plans several Windows Phone 8 handsets for Q4. Nokia Lumia 822 is one of them
Ever since Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 8, Verizon said it would sell devices based on the new OS. Now we’re hearing that the largest North American carrier will launch several WP8 handsets before the end of 2012.
Cnet has talked to Verizon Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin, who confirmed that “multiple Windows Phones” would be released “in the fourth quarter.”
There’s no word on exactly what WP8 devices would come to Verizon. However, Engadget has discovered a mysterious Nokia Lumia 822 in Verizon’s systems, and, most likely, this is a slightly different version of the Lumia 820, announced by Nokia yesterday, and pictured below.
If it’s similar to the 820, the Lumia 822 should feature a 4.3 inch WVGA ClearBlack OLED screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 8GB of internal memory, 7GB of free SkyDrive storage space, and a 1,650 mAh battery.
Samsung might be another company that will have a Windows Phone 8 handset on Verizon. It already announced the Ativ S with WP8, but it remains to be seen if this will make it to the US or not.