Pricing announced - Samsung ATIV Odyssey launching on Verizon January 24th

Pricing announced - Samsung ATIV Odyssey launching on Verizon January 24th
Better late than never, right? If you have been waiting for Samsung’s Windows Phone entry in the US, it is possible you will not be waiting much longer.

The Twitter leakers @evleaks passed along a tip that the Samsung ATIV Odyssey will be available on Verizon January 24th. The 24th is a Thursday which is a common day for new devices to be available in the corporate stores.  We got to take some hands-on time with the ATIV Odyssey at CES and while the device has specifications that are marginally below the Nokia Lumia 822, the Odyssey is tidy little device.

Its 4-inch screen and form factor makes it comfortable to hold and use with one hand. The Odyssey has a nice sized battery too, which means that this Windows Phone entry is going to be a capable handset for anyone who uses it. With a 5MP camera, 4-inch screen, 2,100mAh battery and Windows Phone 8, we think the ATIV Odyssey will price for free on a two-year contract with Verizon.

sources: @evleaks (Twitter) via WPCentral

UPDATE: Verizon announced today that the Samsung ATIV Odyssey will indeed be available in stores and online starting tomorrow the 24th.  Verizon also announced the subsidized price point for the ATIV Odyssey and a two-year agreement: $49.99 after a mail-in rebate.  That takes us a little by surprise given how the specifications of the device line-up against the other Windows Phone offerings available on Verizon, especially the Nokia Lumia 822.  However, its 4-inch screen, slightly larger battery and overall shape make the ATIV Odyssey a little more pocketable, and that may find appeal with a number of consumers along with the Samsung name as well.  Is the Samsung ATIV Odyssey on your list?

source: Verizon

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21 Comments

1. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

For some reason a 4" screen seems so 2010. Especially when *NEAR* edge-to-edge screens start to catch on more.

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If this is the 'new and wonderful' news that was about to pop, it is more of a let-down. A pop, but not the positive kind. More like a balloon being burst.

2. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Nokia, or bust....

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Nokia is the one that signed that crappy exclusivity deal with AT&T over the 920. As a Verizon customer I'm not going to jump up and leave over one phone. If that was the case I would have been using a AT&T iPhone since 2009. I don't think Android would be this strong if Apple released the iPhone on all carriers in the very beginning. Nokia is repeating the same mistake.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nokia is going to rue the day they signed an exclusive on the L920.

13. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Yeah, I think the exclusivity deal left a HUGE void at all other carrier. I would like to believe Android could have made it to the top on its own merit, but with the iPhone on every carrier, that would have been extremely difficult.

3. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

In a competition with Nokia Lumia Series...forget it ..you not gonna make it....

17. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Put it this way SGS4 or NOTE3 vs 920 or whatever Nokia will produce Well, the world knows the answer except for Nokia fanboys

18. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

oh really...? how many Wp device samsung sold compared to Nokia lumia Wp7 devices and how many Ativ s compared to Lumia WP8 device .... world knows the truth "including" Nokia haters..... SG4 or NOTE 3 VS 920? that means you agree that SG3 and Note 2 are not as good as 920!.... and you r comparing SG4 and NOTE 3 with 920? which is still a rumor

19. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Hey dude Of course I meant WP S4 AND NOTE3 I don't think WP version of SG3 and Note2 will come out? or maybe it's possible since they are good enough to compete with 920 and whatever Nokia's next phone :P

4. Obdabeast

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

played with this phone.. it really impressed me compared to verizon's nokia and I carry the htc, you guys might change your mind playing with it.

5. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

phone looks like a joke compare to nokia's window phones...... Quality is not even on the same level....

9. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nokia is a joke lumia 920 = banana phone with windows potato LOL

20. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

banana phone......dont wanna know what banana's you been eating and the capital ''LOL'' shows you tried and failed to be funny so nokia isnt a joke you are

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Why is Verizon selling mid tech Windows smart phones. I think that the only windows smart phones people will be willing to go ion contract for are the Lumia 920 type high def smart phones. Now if this smart Phones had a 4 inch high def screen with 16 gigs of memory that is expandable to 32 gigs with a micro SD card then I think People might go on contract to buy it but back off buying a mid tech smart phones on contract fpr 2 years

7. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

ugly asssss phone

8. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nokia = failure windows potato = failure lumia = one giant failure

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Which is why the carriers are not willing to make volume commitments on WP.

16. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Neither are any manufacturers really, besides Nokia.

15. eli_waeterling

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

anyone with a brain would buy the 8x over this pos, especially now that the 8x is $99

21. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

8x a under-rated almost forgotten about phone that people should look at

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