Live Tiles made for glancing

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey's main home screen, what Microsoft calls the Start screen, features tilelike icons that flash with information in real time. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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Room to expand

On the Samsung Ativ Odyssey's left side sit a thin volume key and a microSD card slot (under flap) to add more storage. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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Snap pics in a flash

On the right side of the Samsung Ativ Odyssey is a power button, plus there's a dedicated shutter key that wakes the phone's camera even from standby. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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USB port on the chin

The bottom edge of the Samsung Ativ Odyssey features a sole Micro-USB port. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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An all-plastic back

The back of the Samsung Ativ Odyssey is made from rather cheap-feeling plastic. It's slippery and attracts finger grease easily. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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Get your forecast now

The Now app from Samsung aggregates weather forecasts, news, stocks, and social-media updates in one place. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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Shutter button for fast access

Activate the Samsung Ativ Odyssey's 5-megapixel camera quickly by pressing the phone's shutter button. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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Xbox games and music

Get your fill of Xbox games and music using the Ativ Odyssey's direct link to Microsoft's entertainment services. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $449.99

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