Nokia Lumia 822 + $100 Verizon Wireless Gift Card Giveaway

Update: And the winner is…Jeremy.  I have sent Jeremy an e-mail to respond with his contact information.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Just last week, Verizon Wireless started shipping the Nokia Lumia 822, which is powered by the new Windows Phone OS.  It has a ton of great features, including:

  • Kids’ Corner. Grants your little ones access only to the apps, games, videos, and music you choose for them, so you can relax and let them play. They can open Kid’s Corner on their own, but your Start screen, apps, and info are protected by a password you set.
  • Nokia Drive+ – Voice Guided, Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
  • Nokia Maps allows you to see a broad area or pinpoint your location.
  • Nokia City Lens uses augmented reality to show you top sights, with review and directions.
  • Nokia Music gives you access to over millions of tracks with subscription-free streaming.
  • EXCLUSIVE Nokia preloads (limited time):
  • ESPN: access live scores, video content, news and ESPN Mobile.
  • Univision app combines their mobile experience into a single hub.
  • The Weather Channel for Windows Phone.
  • Verizon 4G LTE, America’s Fastest 4G Network

You can check out this video for even more info about the Nokia Lumia 822.


Verizon Wireless has offered to give one (1) lucky reader their very own Nokia Lumia 822 as well as a $100 Verizon Wireless gift card.

You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident to win.  You may only win one phone from Verizon bloggers.


1.  What Lumia feature are you most excited for?  Leave a comment on this post with your answer.

You have until Tuesday (11/27) at 11:59 pm ET to enter the giveaway. I will choose a winner at random using the “And the Winner Is…” plugin, and send the winner an e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her contact information or I will have to choose another winner.  After the giveaway is over, I will update the winner’s information (first name and last initial) on the top of this post.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Savers program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Verizon Wireless is also providing the prize for the winner.


  1. mike ladd says:

    I want a smart phone for very first time ever! I only use mine as a work tool. I have blue tooth tech. hearing aides as I have severe hearing lose. My old cell is bluetooth compatable but my newest aides are so advanced that they are not getting along well. With the help of my wife’s hours of comparing we have decided this is the one for me. It has so many great qualities I don’t know where to start. All I know, after many cell phones, I am as excited as a kid at Christmas!!! With my wife’s help, I KNOW I can finally face my smart phone fears. Kind of like holding my kid’s as newborns, with her help my fears finally subsided when they moved out unbroken! I can do this! I must say I am as equally thrilled as the day the kid’s really moved out! Now the fun begins. Thanks Babe for all your reserch and the kid’s! I NEED this phone.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I like the Nokia Drive+ – Voice Guided, Turn-by-Turn Navigation. I need all the help I can get when trying to find places.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  3. J Wright says:

    nokia music

  4. Brandy says:

    I think wireless charging sounds super appealing!

  5. Candice says:

    I like the subscription free streaming.

  6. Rachel says:

    The Nokia Drive + feature!

  7. I am excited about the Nokia Drive+ feature

  8. Janet W. says:

    I’m most excited about the Nokia Drive+ feature that gives me Voice Guided, Turn-by-Turn Navigation!

  9. Jessica To says:

    I’m excited about the Kid’s Corner feature.

  10. Tammy Mauk says:

    I saw this phone yesterday at the store!There are so many awesome things about it. I think the wireless charging is the best feature!!

  11. Kids corner would be great for doctor visits or other appointments,but the camera is always important to me

  12. The kids corner feature because my kids are always wanting to play on my phone

  13. Melissa A. says:

    I like that it has a kid’s Corner and that it’s 4G

  14. the nokia drive + app

  15. Sunnie says:

    I like the mapping drive part.

  16. latanya says:

    nokia city lens

  17. Alyshia says:

    I love the kids corner with three boys three and under this would be amazing and a life saver at the doctors office!

  18. Evan Thomas says:

    Personally, I’m looking forward to the expandable memory. I know it’s not really a Nokia feature, but it’s a big one to me. My current phone is getting a little cramped, with its 10 accessible GB struggling to hold my music, movies, and documents.

  19. Nokia Drive+ GPS navigation which is voice guided!

  20. Can’t wait for rooms 🙂 It is the only viable way of still group texting on verizon, and I’m so happy we have it!

  21. Jennifer M says:

    I like the wireless charging!

  22. Amy C. says:

    I am most excited for the Kid’s Corner, sounds like a great tool to use for the tweens in my household!

  23. My sister-in-law has this and she says the tile system is really nice, also like the nokia music feature.

  24. Elisabeth says:

    I’m excited about the turn by turn navigation!

  25. Travis M says:

    I’ve been reading some positive things about Nokia’s map app so that is the one I am most interested in. I also have always heard that Nokia makes high quality headsets. There is a part of me that wants my next phone to be a Windows 8 phone but I can’t decide because they still have a fairly limited app store.

  26. Wireless charging sounds awesome!

  27. Kimberly D says:

    The Nokia city lens sounds like so much fun!

  28. Stefanie Gladden says:

    Definitely the camera! my camera now is horrible!

  29. Valerie Peace says:

    streaming music for free

  30. Ann Johnson says:

    I love the ■Nokia City Lens uses augmented reality to show you top sights, with review and directions.

  31. June L says:

    ESPN because my husband would love it :0)

  32. I like the Nokia music. I don’t have an ipod so this would be wonderful. So many great features though!

  33. I like the Nokia maps.

  34. Michelle H. says:

    Nokia Drive+….I’m hopelessly directionally-challenged and don’t own a GPS. I use printed mapquest directions and they’ve failed me many times.

  35. I’m excited about the Lumia being part of the LTE network! I also love the Maps!

  36. I’m most excited that it’s a 4G! I’m curious to see how much faster it is.

  37. Austin Baroudi says:

    I love that it shoots video in 720 and 1080p!

  38. Jennifer Noetzel says:

    I am excited for Nokia Drive+ because I always get lost!

  39. Iwan Kinal says:


  40. lorena says:

    I like the Nokia Drive+ Feature.

  41. I like the Nokia Music!

  42. Tabathia B says:

    the kids corner and voice turn by turn navigation

  43. Lindsey Gain says:

    I am anxious about checking out Windows 8! I have never used a Windows phone before.

  44. Theresa J says:

    I am most excited about the Nokia Drive

  45. Shirley says:

    I think the kids corner is great. My kids play o my phone all the time. I love the fact I control what they can choose.

  46. Melinda T says:

    Kids Corner…last month I had a $30 charge added to my bill. Called and found out that there were purchases made! It was from my 2yr old who loves to touch the screen and obviously thats all it takes!

  47. Regina says:

    Nokia Maps

  48. Holly Viaches says:

    I am excited for the kids corner features. It is a great way to allow the kids to use the product without them getting into my stuff.

  49. Shannon F. says:

    I’m most excited about Kids Corner! It looks like a must-have for any parent! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Shannon F.

  50. Nokia Drive+ and Nokia Maps. Would love to have some form of GPS on my phone! foust.89_at_hotmail_dot_com

  51. Anne Loyd says:

    I like the kids’ corner!

  52. ann beck says:

    thank you for this fantastic giveaway and I also like the kids app

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