Overnight, we shared with you some of the latest pics to surface of Verizon’s Lumia 820 variant, the Lumia 822. Those renders were just the icing on the cake, though, as now Nokia has followed-through with an official announcement of the 822.
Of course, as has become the standard for these Windows Phone 8 device announcements, we’re left without some crucial details, like when the phone will go up for sale. That info may follow shortly, as Verizon itself has yet to make an announcement of the 822′s upcoming availability. For now, though, we have heard that the carrier should introduce the phone for just about $100 on-contract.
Like the 820 and the 810 for T-Mobile, the 822 has a 4.3-inch WVGA OLED display with Gorilla Glass 2, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 SoC, and support for micro SD expansion. Unlike some of the other more colorful Lumia models, the 822 will only be sold in black, white and gray; if you want something a little bolder, you’ll have to swap out the phone’s back yourself.
Nokia’s Lumia 822 page is currently live on its site, where you can leave your email for more info on the start of sales, once that day rolls around.