Samsung Ativ Odyssey travelling to Verizon tomorrow

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

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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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Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.

 

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