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Nokia Lumia 822  (Source: phonedog.com)
Verizon is slowly but surely acquiring new Windows Phones

Rumor has it that Verizon may sell the Nokia Lumia 822, and at a very affordable price: $49 on contract.

According to TechCrunch, Verizon will likely acquire the Nokia Lumia 822, but it will be stripped down compared to some premium AT&T phones running Windows 8. For instance, the Lumia 822 has a slightly different body style with rounded edges, and customers won't be able to change back covers to different colors.

However, the Lumia 822 will have 16GB of internal storage and 4G LTE connectivity through Verizon’s wireless network. It will also allow customers to send images and documents via Bluetooth, Outlook or tap2send.

All of this doesn't seem like a bad deal for only $49, especially considering the fact that Verizon could really use a good Windows Phone lineup for Windows 8. Many complained about the Nokia Lumia 920 -- which is the flagship phone for Windows 8 -- being AT&T-only. The Lumia 820 is an AT&T-only Windows Phone as well.

While the 822 isn't quite as feature-heavy as the Lumia 920 or the 820, it will hopefully lead to more Windows 8 devices being sold through the carrier.

Source: TechCrunch



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You have to admit it's a great scam.
By Articuno on 10/15/2012 8:57:45 AM , Rating: -1
People get locked into the two year contract and are forced to buy any new devices during that time at full price, while Verizon gives away a useless trojan horse phone that can't use apps made less than a year after its release so that people are more likely to upgrade their literal paperweight.*

*This exact scenario happened with the Lumia 900, what's to say it won't happen again?




RE: You have to admit it's a great scam.
By p05esto on 10/15/2012 9:22:06 AM , Rating: 2
Who really cares about upgrading? We only keep these phones a couple years and then buy a new one. You get the phone, install a couple dozen apps which you might use a 1/3 of them in real life. Use the phone and then get a new one in a couple years.

People talk about these stupid little devies like you will have them forever or even years and upgrading is so important. It only seems important when you first get it. Then it turns into just some utility you throw around and toss in the trash after a little while.


By NellyFromMA on 10/15/2012 10:27:04 AM , Rating: 2
Some people don't feel compelled to upgrade / renew contract every 2 years.

The worst thing a consumer can do for themselves is sign up for a multi year commitment. Bye bye leverage.


RE: You have to admit it's a great scam.
By corduroygt on 10/15/2012 9:27:49 AM , Rating: 2
While it's comical with what happened with WP7 and how quickly it was abandoned, WP8 is not going to have the same fate. It's the third arm of the new MS ecosystem, along with Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT (ARM version for tablets).


By Articuno on 10/15/2012 9:45:42 AM , Rating: 1
They make a new ecosystem about every three years.


RE: You have to admit it's a great scam.
By Etsp on 10/15/2012 10:00:14 AM , Rating: 3
Well, seeing that all apps that work in Windows Phone 7.5 are going to be compatible with Windows Phone 8, it's highly unlikely you'll need to wait for apps.

Not to mention the fact that Windows Phone 8 is adding support for natively coded apps, rather than the current Silverlight platform based ones. That is something that may very well be huge in the long run.

I own a Lumia 900, and I plan on upgrading to a Lumia 920 when I am eligible to do so this November.


By NellyFromMA on 10/15/2012 10:27:46 AM , Rating: 3
Stop preaching all those facts.


RE: You have to admit it's a great scam.
By vincentyu2008 on 10/15/2012 6:18:51 PM , Rating: 2
Why not just upgrade to WP 7.8?


By Etsp on 10/15/2012 7:12:29 PM , Rating: 2
No support for natively coded apps on 7.8. There are a number of apps that I'm still waiting on a Windows Phone version of, and I think it's likely they will end up being WP8+ only, given the amount of flexibility and portability it gives developers.

There is most certainly an app problem, but it's not as bad as some people say. I'm thinking that's going to get fixed in WP8.


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