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The Samsung Ativ Odyssey arrives (pictures)

Samsung's first U.S. Windows Phone handset, the Ativ Odyssey, runs on Verizon's network and sports the classic Galaxy aesthetic.

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Tell me, O Samsung Ativ Odyssey

LAS VEGAS--Announced earlier this fall at Microsoft's official Windows Phone 8 launch, the Samsung Ativ Odyssey basically looks like the WP8 version of the Galaxy S3.
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Flipping through apps

Multitasking on the Odyssey. The device has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 800x480-pixel resolution.
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Camera for shutterbugs

The Odyssey sports a 5-megapixel camera on the back and is equipped with a physical shortcut camera key on the right spine.
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Hamming it up for the cam

Say cheese! Our own CNET TV producer poses for the handset's camera, which is capable of shooting 1080p HD video. On the front is a 1.2-megapixel camera
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Not quite Siri

The limited voice command features that are included in Windows Phone 8.
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An expandable memory

Rat packs would be relieved to know that the Odyssey has a microSD card slot. In addition, the 4G LTE device has a little over 8GB of onboard storage and 1GB of RAM.
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Underneath its hood

Powering the handset is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 2,100mAH battery.

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