Samsung reportedly readies Verizon Windows Phone

It's been over a year since this wireless carrier and handset-maker teamed up to release a Windows phone.

Samsung Ativ Odyssey
The Samsung Ativ Odyssey of early 2013 was the duo's last collaboration. Josh Miller/CNET

Samsung and Verizon could be working together to release a new Windows Phone, according to frequently accurate Twitter tipster @evleaks.

The smartphone, apparently code-named Huron, could also carry the more formal designation Samsung SM-W750V.

The tipster alleges that this handset bears a physical resemblance to the original Samsung Galaxy S -- perhaps rounded corners and a slightly thicker body.

Neither Samsung nor Verizon have been staunch Windows Phone supporters. The pair last collaborated on the entry-level Samsung Ativ Odyssey that was released in January 2013. Verizon's most recent Windows Phone contribution was the higher-end Nokia Lumia 928 last May.

With Microsoft buying up the smartphone business of Nokia, its most prolific Windows Phone supporter, it will be interesting to see how many more Samsung "Ativ" Windows phones we'll see once Microsoft takes smartphone-making in-house.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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