The Verizon Samsung ATIV Odyssey is almost hear, release date rumored on January 24th, 2013. It makes perfect sense for Samsung. Its a phone for what Samsung feels is a big opportunity for WP8 – businesses. I really think that Verizon is treading lightly with WP8 – bring entry level/mid range devices from Nokia, HTC, and Samsung, see how the general public receives these phones, and if favorable, move up to more expensive, high end devices.
If other WP8 companies start gaining market and mind share I would bet Samsung releases a great wp8 phone with huge worldwide distribution in an attempt to hijack the wp8 market like they did with Android.
Verizon Samsung ATIV Odyssey Specs:
- 4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED
- 1.5 GHz Dual core MSM8960
- 5MP Rear (1080P video)
- 1.2MP Front (720P video)
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal, microSD expansion
- 2100mAh replaceable battery
- Dimensions: 4.82H x 2.51W x 0.43D
- Weight: 4.41oz
The 5MP is enough for most people to take a decent picture and upload to Facebook or Twitter, and you can download quite a large number of apps without coming close to filling that 8gb (and even if you download large gaming apps, you can still have quite a lot of them). Quality is relative to a person’s needs.