Verizon’s ATIV Odyssey from Samsung now available to take your $49.

Verizon has tossed up the official ATIV Odyssey page for those who would like to purchase online (and presumably in stores too). In addition, the large CDMA carrier has a neat Flash intro to the device, highlighting three main features including the 4” Super AMOLED display/Gorilla Glass 2, its long-lasting battery (2100mAh) and NFC tap-to-share.

The device sells for $49 after a two-year commitment to Verizon or $450 without a contract. Aimed at entry level users who just want a fun, no frills smartphone featuring Windows Phone 8, the ATIV Odyssey is actually quite a nice little device.

Windows Phone Central had some hands on time with the Odyssey and felt it was combo of the Focus 2 design with some ATIV S flare added, making it quite nimble in the hand. While the device won’t appeal to those looking for a highend ‘flagship’ phone, we like the ATIV Odyssey for what it is and think those of a more conservative stripe (not in the political sense, folks, calms down) will appreciate it’s more traditional look.

We’ll have a few review of the ATIV Odyssey coming within the next week. Stay tuned.

Source: Verizon 1, 2 (opens in new tab), Thanks,  WinDroidGuy, for the heads up!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • So dull
  • What carriers are getting the ATIV S? Any rumblings?
  • Zero rumblings.
  • Lamesauce. I mean I kinda want a 920 but I don't always have the best connection so a 32gb phone with a 64gb sdhc, makes me happy I have a lot of music to load, also I love samsungs screens, but I like nokias camera, and the bulletproofness of the lumia 920
  • Except in my stomach... It's time for breakfast!
  • Is it cheaper then HTC 8S?
  • The question I have is this: is it running the Portico update? All the rest of us on Verizon are waiting (im)patiently for Verizon to get in the game here.
  • Presumably, yes. Even the ATIV S was shipping weeks ago with Portico already on board.
  • How does it do next to the HTC Trophy? Pretty much the same?
  • Much better screen (Super AMOLED), dual core CPU, more RAM, expandable storage, NFC, Windows Phone 8 OS with Portico, LTE and better camera. Pretty freakin' far from being the same as the Trophy ;)
  • The problem,
    It's the Trophy of Windows Phone 8 devices....
  • I presume it has portico out of the box. Any word on if they fixed group messaging?
  • Whoever is in charge of Verizon marketing is seriously lacking.  They couldn't have taken more boring promo pics if they tried.
  • Can someone confirm if the group message issue has been fixed?