There have been a series of rumors about the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, since Microsoft announced that the phone will run Windows Phone 8 at the Windows Phone event on October 29, last year. Later it was confirmed that the phone will hit Verizon, probably in December, 2012. There was also a buzz when it hit the FCC. Now bringing an end to all the rumors, Samsung and Verizon have officially announced the phone in a press release rather than at the CES.
The ATIV Odyssey is rather a mid-range Windows Phone 8 device, sporting a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED screen, 5-megapixel primary camera, and 8GB storage. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor with a 2100mAh battery. The phone will support 4G LTE network on Verizon. The ATIV Odyssey is the third Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE lineup.
Though the smartphone was not released at the CES, it is on display there, at the Verizon Wireless CES booth #31400 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall.
The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is global ready, meaning that international roaming is not a problem. There are no specific words of availability and pricing. But it is mentioned that “the device will be available in the coming weeks”.
Source: Verizon Wireless