There already have been reports that about five variants of Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK)’s new Lumias will be released in the market in November, with the handset maker tweaking the original versions for each of the network carrier it has tied up with.
According to Tech Crunch there are leaked images of the Lumia 820 variant, which will be released by Verizon.
Called the Lumia 822 the device - "reportedly packs the same WVGA display and 8-megapixel rear camera that its cousin the 820 does, and there’s a strong chance that internals remain similarly unchanged. That tell-tale stamp on the 822’s butt means the device is also meant to play nice with Verizon’s 4G LTE network as well, though that’s really not much of a surprise," the report said.
The Finnish handset maker, which doesn’t have the clout that Apple and Google wield with network carriers, is customising the Lumia smartphones that it released in September, according to the needs of each of the carriers.
This is the first time that the European cellphone company has tied up with all the leading U.S. carriers as it strives to break into the top league in the smartphone segment, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung now.
At present the leaks of the images of the variants of the Lumia 820 and 920 are not too clear and the actual tweaks made by the company are still a bit vague.
According to the Tech Crunch, the Lumia 822 "doesn’t seem quite as thick as the downright brick-like Lumia 810 that T-Mobile recently laid claim to."
Last week twitter account @evleaks has distributed images of the Verizon-bound Windows Phones.