Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 4:03 PM —
This is going to sound weird, but we think this Verizon-branded Lumia — supposedly the '822' — looks great and hideous at the same time. Let's rewind a bit: a few days ago we got our first look at a Nokia Lumia device coming to Verizon in the form of a leaked render. Codenamed the Atlas, the device is supposed to be in the same midrange category as T-Mobile's Lumia 810 and the Lumia 820.
Now WMPoweruser has received the first photos showing off what Verizon's new Windows Phone looks like. It is definitely a significant departure from the design language used in all of the Lumias before it. Although some might compare its appearance to that of the Lumia 610, this device is decidedly more round and looks almost like a large pebble from the back. The report says the phone uses a soft-touch finish that gives a lot of grip, so it may not be polycarbonate as with the other Lumias.
Diving inside the phone, WMPU has learned from an accompanying photo that it is running Windows Phone 8 build 9900, will use a WVGA (800x480) display, and includes support for Verizon's LTE network. The 822 matches its fraternal twins in the camera department with the same 8-megapixel rear camera and a front camera (the specs of which are unknown). Also found in the photo is a tile for Nokia Drive+, a spin-off app that is rumored to be exclusive to Nokia devices while the original app becomes available for other devices.
How do you feel about this Lumia for Verizon? Does it look better now that you've seen it in person, or are you still frustrated by the lack of a high-end option?