Verizon rolls out a flashy red Nokia Lumia 822 for lovers. And people who just like red

Valentine’s Day is coming and since nothing says "I love you" more than a Windows Phone, Verizon has decided to mark the occasion by debuting a red edition of Nokia's mid-range Lumia 822 smartphone. The choice of color will certainly help the handset stand out, seeing as the 822 is otherwise only available in sober shades -- black, white, and grey.

The small red is available to buy from Big Red now, either online, or from a Verizon Wireless retail store, and can be picked up for free on a new two-year contract.

The Windows Phone 8 model features 4G LTE connectivity, a 4.3-inch display with an 800 by 480 resolution, and a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It also has an 8MP back-facing camera (capable of 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second) and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.

In other related Verizon/Windows Phone 8 news, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey is also now available to buy. The 4G LTE device runs $49.99 on a new two-year contact (after a $50 mail-in rebate) and boasts a 4-inch 800 by 480 Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, with a 5MP back-facing camera (capable of 1080p video recording) and a 1.2MP front-facing shooter.

5 Responses to Verizon rolls out a flashy red Nokia Lumia 822 for lovers. And people who just like red

  1. ilev says:

    So Verizon will sell 10 red Lumia phones. Remember, Nokia sold just total of 700K Lumia phones in the last quarter in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) . Compare that to Verizon's 6.2 million iPhones sold
    in last quarter, and AT&T sold 7.6 million iPhones out of total 9.4 million smartphones (80%) sold, last quarter.

  2. jescott418 says:

    I like my Windows 7.5 phone but will not buy another Windows phone. Nor do I think Windows phones will ever achive more then a niche percentage of smart phone market. Every time a new Nokia Windows comes out they say this is the break out model that will boost market share. Trouble is that it never does. Samsung sold like 20 million Galaxy 3's in a month. That's just one model! Who is Nokia and Microsoft kidding. These Windows phone numbers are laughable.

  3. newyorkcitymale says:

    I find it amusing when people say, "Nokia should just give up" because they're not #1 yet.
    Well, the iPhone was #1 for a time... but, now, Android commands 72% of the worldwide smartphone market and the iPhone is only 25%. Should Apple just give up because Android is pulling away? Of course not.
    The reality is that Nokia has doubled it's market share in just a year. In Europe, Nokia is about 5.5% market share... and growing fast. It's also gaining traction in the US... and in China--the two largest smart phone markets.
    I don't think Nokia is out of the running... at all. The Lumia's are some of the best-designed phones on the market, and Windows Phone is a great OS... and just about everyone who's actually used it (and isn't a fanboy) says so.
    What Nokia & Windows Phone really need is to hit about 10% market share, so non-users actually see them "out in the wild"... and then I believe they'll breakthrough. I guess we'll see.

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