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, Thanks, WinDroidGuy, for the heads up!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.