Microsoft's ultimate Windows Phone 8 event mostly expanded on a familiar story, but it did leave us a surprise twist near the end. The company confirmed that Samsung will bring its own Metro-tinged experience to Verizon through the ATIV Odyssey this December. Unfortunately, that's about all we know on an official level: Microsoft even used a placeholder graphic rather than show Samsung's real-world design. However, that awfully familiar-sounding name suggests that Samsung and Verizon are directly exploiting that Odyssey codename which many associated with the ATIV S. If so, we're looking at a device that's not at all far off from a GSM equivalent, keeping the Snapdragon S4, LTE and both 8- as well as 2-megapixel cameras. Whether or not the Super AMOLED screen dips to a slightly lower 4.65-inch isn't as known. Even so, the ATIV Odyssey is at least another sign that Verizon will have much more than a token Windows Phone lineup this time around.
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- Key specs
- Reviews • 1
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Windows Phone (8)
- Screen size 4 inches
- Internal memory 8 GB
- Carriers (US) Verizon / Alltel
- Dimensions 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in
- Weight 4.4 oz
- Released 2013-01-24
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft Windows Phone 8