- 11-09-2012, 09:54 AM #1
Just got done chatting online with a VZW Rep. I asked for her to confirm if the 822 had the wireless charging as an option since it was advertised that it did in the 10/21 new release. Wireless charging is also listed as a feature on the Nokia website for this device. However, the product description on the VZW site does not mention it at all. And guess what? After some "checking" she said it does not feature wireless charging. I mentioned to her about the official VZW news release from 10/29/12 that mentioned the wireless charging and she said she wasn't familiar with the news release.
I also asked her about Gorilla Glass 2.0 being a feature of the 822 since it was listed on the Nokia site as having it and she said no to that as well.
This device is starting look really mediocre now without those features and especially being the same price as a freakin 920 on AT&T.
I'm feeling more and more shafted as more and more info is revealed.
I'm really tire of this crap.
Last edited by db4williams; 11-09-2012 at 10:00 AM.I love selling WP8 to my friends and colleagues!
11-09-2012, 10:11 AM #2
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I'm claiming confused rep. See the plethora of AT&T cases where the reps were completely unaware of 920 launch, and the press release that went out before it.
EDIT: Aand there's the cinch. Nokia talked about wireless charging shell. Might be why that rep said what she said.
2nd EDIT: Here's one "hands on" for it:
I guess they know more than that rep knew.
Last edited by keizka; 11-09-2012 at 10:20 AM.
11-09-2012, 10:29 AM #4
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The device isn't mediocre you've been given bad information and aren't reading closely.
The wireless charging is mentioned right on the Verizon Wireless product page and neither of you saw it, so that's on both of you. Look towards the top, second paragraph of the description, it says -
There’s wireless charging, built-in Xbox® LIVE and more on this Nokia smartphone.
Go by the info on the Nokia site for the 822. It says it has Corning Gorilla Glass 2.0, you can trust that it does. It's not as if there's some confusion about which phone they are referencing and which model is being issued (like how people are wondering if the AT&T 8X will have wireless charging). 822 is the Verizon model, everything on Nokia's site will be what you are getting with your phone.
- 11-09-2012, 10:29 AM #5
Like you said, those features are listed on the Nokia site for the Verizon 822. It has them. Reps can be clueless, especially about a phone that isn't out yet.
Nokia Lumia 822 Specifications - Nokia - USA
11-09-2012, 10:33 AM #6
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Actually the Verizon site does mention wireless charging, just not in the specs section. It's mentioned in the little blurb of text that appears before the specs. I can't blame you for missing it.
Ready for a phone that’s easy and smart? Meet the Nokia Lumia 822. Powered by the new Windows Phone operating system, it’s exclusive to Verizon and the lightning-fast 4G LTE network. You’ll get outstanding Verizon features such as NFL Mobile, plus Windows Phone exclusives, including Data Sense, which helps manage your data usage.
The Windows Phone OS is familiar, simple to learn and keeps you connected to what matters most. Create a dynamic Start screen where you can quickly find out what your friends are up to along with the latest news, weather and more. Stay productive with buil–in Office Mobile. You can read and edit Microsoft Word documents on your smartphone, save them to SkyDrive cloud storage, then access them from your home PC. There’s wireless charging, built-in Xbox® LIVE and more on this Nokia smartphone.
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- 11-09-2012, 09:36 PM #9
It's an optional accessory as far as I've read. This is driving me nuts.
Initially, it was a replaceable shell. This was according to the unveiling, the press release, and hands on videos from the convention with Nokia.
Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia has made a strategic decision to focus on wireless charging, and the Nokia Lumia 822 joins the party thanks to the optional Nokia Wireless Charging Shell.
- 11-10-2012, 03:47 AM #12
I bought my wife the 8X but I'm contemplating an 822 for my purposes. Expandable storage, super sensitive display, and Nokia apps are big pluses for me over the 8X.
Im most curious about the battery life, camera quality in relation to the 8X and whether the 8X and Lumia charging pads are compatible with one another. Does anyone have any answers for me? I've looked all around for reviews on the 822- no luck :'(
- 11-10-2012, 08:52 AM #14
Click here and then drill down in the design tab to read under the display features where it lists the SSTD as a feature.
I checked out the listing for the 822 on the VZW site this morning and it looks like the pulled off all the detailed spec info for the details tab for it. Now it only has a few paragraphs highlighting the phone.I love selling WP8 to my friends and colleagues!
- 11-10-2012, 09:11 AM #15
- 11-10-2012, 04:52 PM #17
1. Nokia apps (access to a lot of exclusive apps)
2. The super sensitive touch screen (I live in the midwest. Need I say more?)
3. Price (refuse to pay $199 for a phone without expandable storage)
4. Battery Life (probably better life that the 8x)
5. Wireless Charging (convenient, but not enthused about paying $45 or so for required shell and another $45 for the charging plate)
I love selling WP8 to my friends and colleagues!
- 11-11-2012, 03:52 AM #22
- 11-11-2012, 10:59 AM #23
I'm 95% certain I'm picking up the 822 myself. I like the look of the 8X more but I'm a function over form person and the price is better. I would rather reward Nokia for its exceptional Windows Phone support and exclusive apps. HTC isn't Windows phone exclusive.
Nokia Music, City Lens and Drive make this the purchase for me. I would have ordered the phone already aside from the possibility Best Buy or Walmart have the phone cheaper at their stores.
11-11-2012, 08:33 PM #24
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Dropped by my local store to see if they had demo units. It was a mad house with a lady accusing a rep of purposely or ignorantly ignoring her requests. When the rep got to me and I asked about w8 devices, she said she wasn't sure about when they would be on display but she attended a training course and liked the Nokia one more than the LG one. Yes, she said LG.
I would wager that she meant HTC and that she wasn't tipping me to an unannounced phone. It's safe to say, you probably get better information on these forums than from store reps. :P
Last edited by pavlovscow; 11-11-2012 at 11:16 PM.