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The Lumia 822 runs on Windows Phone 8 software and will be exclusive to Verizon. The phone boasts an 8-megapixel camera, wireless charging, and a number of user-specific features such as navigation software Nokia Drive+ and music streaming service Nokia Music.
Rival carrier AT&T (NYSE: T ) will carry similar high-end models from Nokia, the Lumia 820 and 920 phones, starting in November.
Nokia is planning on using the Lumia line to catch up with higher-flying rivals in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and Samsung. Nokia's Q3 2012 market share for worldwide smartphones was only 4%, whereas Apple and Samsung posted shares of 26.9% and 56.9%, respectively.