Verizon’s ATIV Odyssey from Samsung now available to take your $49.

Verizon has tossed up the official ATIV Odyssey page for those who would like to purchase online (and presumably in stores too). In addition, the large CDMA carrier has a neat Flash intro to the device, highlighting three main features including the 4” Super AMOLED display/Gorilla Glass 2, its long-lasting battery (2100mAh) and NFC tap-to-share.

The device sells for $49 after a two-year commitment to Verizon or $450 without a contract. Aimed at entry level users who just want a fun, no frills smartphone featuring Windows Phone 8, the ATIV Odyssey is actually quite a nice little device.

Windows Phone Central had some hands on time with the Odyssey and felt it was combo of the Focus 2 design with some ATIV S flare added, making it quite nimble in the hand. While the device won’t appeal to those looking for a highend ‘flagship’ phone, we like the ATIV Odyssey for what it is and think those of a more conservative stripe (not in the political sense, folks, calms down) will appreciate it’s more traditional look.

We’ll have a few review of the ATIV Odyssey coming within the next week. Stay tuned.

Source: Verizon 1, 2, Thanks,  WinDroidGuy, for the heads up!



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goldenpipes says:

What carriers are getting the ATIV S? Any rumblings?

goldenpipes says:

Lamesauce. I mean I kinda want a 920 but I don't always have the best connection so a 32gb phone with a 64gb sdhc, makes me happy I have a lot of music to load, also I love samsungs screens, but I like nokias camera, and the bulletproofness of the lumia 920

schlubadub says:

Except in my stomach... It's time for breakfast!

Jaskys says:

Is it cheaper then HTC 8S?

The question I have is this: is it running the Portico update? All the rest of us on Verizon are waiting (im)patiently for Verizon to get in the game here.

Presumably, yes. Even the ATIV S was shipping weeks ago with Portico already on board.

calebss310 says:

How does it do next to the HTC Trophy? Pretty much the same?

Much better screen (Super AMOLED), dual core CPU, more RAM, expandable storage, NFC, Windows Phone 8 OS with Portico, LTE and better camera.

Pretty freakin' far from being the same as the Trophy ;)

tribexx says:

The problem,
It's the Trophy of Windows Phone 8 devices....

KeegdnaB42 says:

I presume it has portico out of the box. Any word on if they fixed group messaging?

K_lando says:

Whoever is in charge of Verizon marketing is seriously lacking.  They couldn't have taken more boring promo pics if they tried.

slick5150 says:

Can someone confirm if the group message issue has been fixed?