Late but never out, Samsung ATIV Odyssey to launch on January 24?
Here is some good news for everyone on Verizon who can’t wait to get their paws on the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, it could be a week away. This little nugget of information comes from Twitter leakster @evleaks, who has a solid history of being accurate. He (she?) has shown off things in the past like these renders of the Lumia 920 or these of the Lumia 822 and charging pad.
Earlier today, @evleaks posted a render of the upcoming Samsung ATIV Odyssey with the caption:
It’s not official till we hear from Verizon, but it’s the best we have at this point. It will pack a Super AMOLED display (800x480) into a 4 inch body. You’ll also be treated to some rather ‘introductory’ smartphone specs, like a 5MP rear-facing camera, 8GB of on board storage and 1GB of RAM. Although you can expand your storage with something like a 64GB microSD card. Power comes from a 2100 mAh battery.
You can look for our review in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out our hands-on from last week at CES. Anyone planning on potentially picking this little number up in a week?
Souce: Twitter, Via: Windows Phone Daily
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amazing hardware, than they realease their First Windows Phone on Verizon? a 5 meg pic camera ? basic black and white screen? 8 megs or Ram? Yea 8 megs of ram.. WTF Samsung .. Way to slap MS in the face...
God forbid that end users line up to buy a windows phone instead of the note II or the SIII
I trust someting is going on that we might just not like..
I think those devices will come, eventually; but Verizon's reticence is understood. I get the feeling that Sprint will be just as cautious.
I think it's Samsung, the ATIV S was a phone for the networks of AT&T and T-mobile and International. They most likely did not make launch phone for the Spring/VZW network....maybe later after everyone has purchased the 8x.
My guess here is that obviously the Android development team is doing very well this will mean that they won't want anything to dilute the brand and there is no chance that they will divert resources to support WP in advertising, so the advertising is all pure Android from Samsung and this phone just sits there hoping to get some success by HTC and Nokia promoting the platform.
Until either WP gets wildly successful AND/OR the galaxy line gets in trouble I don't think we'll see anything but the absolute bare minimum from Samsung.
With their cheap R&D and comprehensive supply chain they no doubt believe they can catch up anytime that they want, and I define cheap R&D here in the looks department as when the iphone was a hit they just copied the looks there (the galaxy ace is the worst knockoff I've seen).
If WP does keep going with the serious traction and gets to 15%+ market share in the next couple of years they would change focus, but even if they did catch up with the Nokia camera technology they would definitely be 2 years behind on the exclusive apps. That's one thing Nokia are doing to really own the WP market, and I doubt MS would have let them get away with it if it wasn't for their exclusive WP focus.
thats the phone ive wanted...
You are just hating Nokia with your own personal reasons, but I will always support their products, they dont get the love they deserve despite putting in so much effort in R&D.