Samsung Ativ Odyssey travelling to Verizon tomorrow

Samsung's Windows Phone 8 smartphone hits Verizon Jan. 24 for $50.


The Samsung Ativ Odyssey, first announced last fall at Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 launch event, will hit Verizon stores January 24. The decidedly mid-range handset will also cost a very affordable $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service contract.

We were able to spend some hands-on time with the Samsung Ativ Odyssey at CES this month. Essentially the 4-inch screened device runs a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, sports a 5MP rear camera, and 1.2MP front imaging system.

The Ativ Odyssey also boasts a connection to Verizon's 4G LTE data network, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. There's a microSD card slot too, which supports up to 64GB of memory expansion. Powering the whole setup is a beefy 2,100mAh removable battery.

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