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U.S. Cellular's Windows Phone 8 model is the Samsung ATIV Odyssey

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U.S. Cellular's Windows Phone 8 model is the Samsung ATIV Odyssey
Back in April, regional carrier U.S. Cellular said that it would be soon adding a Windows Phone 8 model to go along with the one Windows Phone 7 model left in its lineup, the ZTE Render. On Saturday, leaked promotional material from the carrier revealed that the Windows Phone 8 handset will be the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. The device, which was offered for free with a signed two year Verizon contract at Best Buy in January, is a mid-range model.

Equipped with a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen offering resolution of 480 x 800 (WVGA), the Samsung ATIV Odyssey has a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus under the hood with an Adreno 225 GPU. 1GB of RAM is on board along with 8GB of native storage. There is a 64GB capacity microSD slot included on the phone. The rear-faced camera weighs in at 5MP while the one in front is 1.2MP. A 2100mAh battery will handle your power needs and the phone does offer NFC support and LTE connectivity.

No word on when U.S.Cellular will launch the device, or how much it will be. As we pointed out, we've already seen this phone offered for free and that was 6 months ago, so we wouldn't expect the price to bust your wallet.


source: Engadget

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posted on 01 Jun 2013, 13:46

1. theSAINTjohn (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 May 2013)


Bad move, USC, bad move.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 14:02

4. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


This isnt a bad move but they were supposed to get the HTC 8S without lte, but HTC canceled the american of the 8S, so this is USCC's replacement for that but with lte.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 13:55

2. Krisskross (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


Alan F, you get paid by Microsoft?

Although embarrassing news becomes news when you write about Wp

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 16:38 5

6. Nokfan1603 (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


He is reporting objective news. I think the only thing embarrassing here is your comment.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 16:27 1

5. cdgoin (Posts: 366; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


ODD.. ? IS Samsung selling old stock or getting back into making thier Win8 models.. I thought they were about Discontinued at this point.. Much like the HTC 8X and Nokia 810. If they are back to making them, then I would think that is a good sign. I am suprised though they arent selling a Nokia Lumia.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 18:06

7. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


People said that nokia would even bother give a regional carrier their lumia devices.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 19:08

8. papss (unregistered)


Which people? I've never heard that subject.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 22:29

9. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


The people on sites other than phonearena like engagdet.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 12:13

11. cdgoin (Posts: 366; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Why wouldn't they.. they are CDMA, and any phones made for Verizon or Sprint would work. So a HTC 8X (unless HTC discontinued them.. since they are MIA at Tmobile now), or a Lumia 822.. Why wouldn't you want to sell more phones..? Speaking of which makes me wonder if the HTC 8x was pulled from T-mo so they could get the 925 exclusive..?

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 19:18

12. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I read on articles because it is A REGIONAL CARRIER.

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