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Nokia Lumia 822 is Verizon's Nokia gamble (pictures)

Verizon and Nokia team up to offer a high-value Windows Phone 8 device that's a little thick around the middle.

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Nokia and Verizon's Lumia 822

It's been a long time since Verizon and Nokia have united, so in one sense, the carrier's Nokia Lumia 822 is a risk. The carrier, which is just getting reacquainted with Windows Phone, also carries the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
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Extra storage

A new trait in Lumia handsets like the 822 is room for a microSD card slot beneath the back cover. You can buy more memory to complement this handset's 16GB total.
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Button pusher

I love how the 822's buttons rise from the surface, making them easy to press.
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Thicker build

You can really see the characteristic Lumia 820-series thickness from this angle.
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A different finish

The white version has a glossy coating on the back, whereas the black model is a little rougher to the touch.
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Screen test

A 4.3-inch AMOLED screen features Gorilla Glass 2 for strength.
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Photo focus

The Lumia 822 shares an 8-megapixel camera with T-Mobile's Lumia 810.
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Value proposition

The handset, though thick and heavy, comes in at a pretty decent deal: $99 with a new two-year contract.

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