It’s time for the HTC Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 822, and Samsung ATIV Odyssey to hit Verizon and start the Windows Phone 8 party on the United States’ largest mobile carrier. Each of these devices will be working with 4G LTE connectivity and will be bringing on what Verizon assures will be an interface that will allow you “new ways to further personalize your smartphone” – as Steve Ballmer has made clear many times. They also assure you that “Windows Phone 8 will debut on a number of new smartphones” as well – can we hope for more Verizon action soon?
We have one Windows Phone 8X review up already – now it’s time to see how the beast works with the high-speed action at Verizon. The Nokia Lumia 822 is quite similar to the original 820 we saw back at the launch by Nokia – and we’ve had Nokia Lumia 822 hands-on time as well much more recently. This device is the little brother of the much larger Nokia Lumia 920.
You should of course have a peek at our Nokia Lumia 920 review to see what Nokia is bringing to the table as far as software goes – the 822 is just a bit smaller and has many of the same benefits busting out around the rim. As for the Samsung ATIV Odyssey – we don’t know one whole heck of a lot about this device yet – even its release date has been kept a secret thus far, with Verizon just saying, “exclusive to Verizon Wireless and available by the end of the year.”
The Nokia Lumia 822 will be exclusive to Verizon as well (as each version of the 820 model has a different number for each carrier, of course), and will be coming in Black, White, and Grey color models for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two year contract. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be popping up by Thanksgiving in a lovely collection of colors for $199.99 with a new two year contract. This HTC model will come in blue, red, or black – the last two being exclusive colors for Verizon!