Contrary to previous rumors that the Verizon-headed Nokia Lumia 822 might be getting its official debut next month, Verizon and Nokia has just announced the said Windows Phone 8 device today. Expected to run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the Lumia 822 features a unique design, maps with turn-by-turn navigation, free unlimited music streaming, and an enhanced camera for its users.

The Lumia 822 sports a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 display alongside an 8-megapixel camera from Carl Zeiss and a 1.2-megapixel HD front-facing camera. Under the hood is a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, and microSD card support. Verizon consumers will also love the fact that the Lumia 822 also comes with Nokia Drive+, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Music, and a separately sold shell design that is capable of wireless charging.

“With the Nokia Lumia 822, first-time smartphone buyers – and those ready to switch – will get high-quality performance on both their device and Verizon Wireless’ incredibly fast 4G LTE network,” said Olivier Puech, President of Nokia Americas. “Bringing the Nokia Lumia 822 to Verizon Wireless allows us to expand our award winning Lumia brand to even more customers here in the United States,” he added.

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