Samsung Reveals Windows 8 Phone Plans In Court
As part of its ongoing court battle with Apple, Samsung has entered into evidence a roadmap for Windows Phone 8 devices it plans to release toward the end of this year. There will be a flagship device code-named "Odyssey", and a lower-end model code-named "Marco". Both phones use a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and sport LTE and/or HSPA+ 21, a Super AMOLED display, and a 2-megapixel front camera. The higher-end Odyssey has NFC, a 4.65-inch display, and an 8-megapixel camera. The Marco has a 4-inch display and 5-megapixel main camera. Both are slated for Q4 release, according to the documents filed with the court.
Samsung's entry-level Windows Phone for Verizon Wireless, the ATIV Odyssey, is a more sedate device for the conservative smartphone shopper. Phone Scoop's full review gives you all you need to know to make an informed choice.
Samsung's newest Windows Phone 8 device was on hand at CES and we spent a few moments with it. Here are our first impressions of the Samsung ATIV Odyssey.
Jan 23, 2013
Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced that the ATIV Odyssey will be available at Verizon Wireless stores beginning January 24. The ATIV Odyssey is a mid-range Windows Phone with a 4-inch AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, and LTE 4G.
Jan 7, 2013
Samsung today announced the upcoming launch and new details of the ATIV Odyssey for Verizon Wireless, Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device for the U.S. Originally announced in October for launch by the end of 2012, the phone is now slated to launch "in the coming weeks."
Jul 9, 2013
U.S. Cellular today announced the pending availability of the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
Thanks for the free press Apple!
It's been long overdue for the hardware upgrade. Microsoft did the right thing by starting a new OS architecture. This will allow the OS to continue to grow with new hardware advancements.