Nokia's focus with Windows Phone 8 might be on its Lumia 920 handset, but the Lumia 820 might be even more appealing but for those looking at smaller and lower-cost options. It’s a promising handset that will be available in several variations on US networks, with near-identical internals but different outer casing designs. With a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, removable wireless charging shells, microSD storage, and a removable battery — the Lumia 820 is clearly aimed at smartphone buyers who want added control over their smartphone hardware and a different experience than the Lumia 920.

This added control comes at a cost though, like a smaller, lower-resolution display and just 8GB of internal storage. Can this mid-range handset popularize Nokia's Lumia range for the masses, and be the low-cost option that boosts the company’s chances at improving Windows Phone market share?