AT&T was the first one to start selling Windows Phone 8 device, and slowly other carriers are also joining the Windows Phone bandwagon. Windows Phone 8 is definitely a change for people who are bored of the typical smartphone interface.
Nokia’s Lumia 920 is one awesome device, but Nokia has an exclusivity deal with AT&T for that model, meaning you won’t be able to buy it from other carriers. Same holds good for Lumia 820 as well. Lumia 920 offers lot of extras, including a PureView camera that offers excellent low light performance. Nevertheless, other carriers also have some great Windows Phone 8 based devices in their lineup. The big red, Verizon, recently launched HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822. Verizon has never been much into Windows Phone 7 devices, but seems like due to all the hype surrounding Windows Phone 8, the carrier is showing a lot of interest into it.
Like the Lumia 920 and 820, the Nokia Lumia 822 is an exclusive model from Verizon and is very similar to Nokia Lumia 820 in more than 1 ways, but we can consider it to be better than the 820 because it has a larger capacity battery and a better front-facing camera.
When you want to sell a product, you have to market it and television still remains the best way to market. The holiday season is approaching and people are mostly looking to have a new device, and in an effort to endorse the device, Verizon is out with a television campaign and is called as “Reverse Origami”. The ad has already started broadcasting and the device is available with a price tag of $99.99 with a signed two-year pact. Below is the advert:
Talking of ads from Verizon in the past, the carrier hasn’t exactly done justice to the devices. One of the most memorable ads is the Palm Pre advert in which the concept surrounded around the idea that the device was so easy to use because even your mom could use it. Anyways, the Nokia Lumia 822 ad shows how easy it is to use the device because it’s running Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Talking about the device itself, it costs $100 after a mail in rebate. If we put it against Lumia 920 and 820 from AT&T, which cost $99.99 and $49.99 respectively, and if you dig for bargains, you will be able to buy the 920 for just under $50 whereas you can easily get the 820 for free. As said before, Lumia 920 has much more to offer than the 822, but then again it depends on your carrier preference. Eventually, Verizon will be offering three Windows Phone 8 handsets, of which two are available immediately. The Nokia Lumia 822 comes in grey, black, and white, and features 8GB of expandable. The third device which Verizon will be offering is the Samsung ATIV Odyssey about which I wrote few days back. The device is expected to land sometime in December. What are your thoughts on this?