CES: Verizon and Samsung officially announce the ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Verizon Wireless and Samsung have just announced that the ATIV Odyssey, a device we first heard about a couple of months ago, will be launching on Verizon’s 4G LTE network sometime in the coming weeks. The ATIV Odyssey is Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone and it features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels, as well as a large, 2100 mAh battery.

Internally, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1 GB of RAM. There is a 5 megapixel camera on the rear for snapping photographs and capturing videos, while a 1.2 megapixel camera up front allows for video chat. You’ll also get 8gb worth of internal storage, and if that’s not enough room for you, the device includes a microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB cards.

Verizon Wireless hasn’t revealed a firm release date or any pricing information for the Samsung ATIV Odyssey yet, but we’ll keep you updated once we hear anything new. For now, you can learn more by reading Verizon’s news release, which follows the break.

New Apps Add Personalization to the ATIV Odyssey™ Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

The next Samsung Windows Phone 8 on Verizon Wireless.

A smartphone is a very personal device. Often it’s the gateway to stay connected with friends and family and your go to place for news that’s important to you.

With that in mind, Windows Phone 8 smartphones, such as the new Samsung ATIV Odyssey, have made it easy to customize your smartphone and its Start screen to match any personality. By adding resizable Live Tiles and changing the color theme, users can make the phone a unique reflection of their style

The ATIV Odyssey, soon to be the third Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE lineup, also includes new apps to further personalize the user’s mobile experience.

The Now app provides easy access to weather, news, stocks and more, so users stay up to date on important information all in one app. Shutterbugs can use the 5-megapixel camera and  built-in Photo Editor app to apply filters, frames and stickers in addition to resizing, rotating and cropping photos. Once a picture has been edited and saved, users can share with friends or post to social media sites over 4G LTE.

The Mini Diary app lets journal jotters keep a record of their daily activities. Diary entries can include pictures, drawings, location and audio. Memorable times entered in the Mini Diary can be shared with friends on Facebook and Picasa.

The global ready Samsung ATIV Odyssey with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor will be available in the coming weeks and will be on display at the Verizon Wireless CES booth #31400 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall.

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Source: Verizon Wireless