|[January 07, 2013]
Samsung Mobile Launches Its First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone in the U.S. with Verizon Wireless
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
From the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)), Samsung
Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone
provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1,
today announced the Samsung ATIV Odyssey™ will be available in the
coming weeks at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online.
The ATIV Odyssey runs on the sleek and intuitive Windows Phone (News - Alert) 8 operating system, the only one with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to the people and things that matter most. (Photo: Business Wire)
The ATIV Odyssey boasts a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED™
touchscreen display (800x480) that allows users to watch movies, view
pictures and play games in high resolution. This compact, versatile
smartphone is Global Ready™, giving users the ability to call and email
from more than 220 countries in the world. The ATIV Odyssey is equipped
with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor to quickly access the Internet,
stream music and download content at blazing speeds using the Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE (News - Alert) network.
The ATIV Odyssey runs on the sleek and intuitive Windows Phone 8
operating system, the only one with Live Tiles, designed to keep you
closer to the people and things that matter most. The ATIV Odyssey also
features unique Samsung sharing applications such as Photo Editor, Mini
Diary and Now, an application that provides weather, news, stock and
currency updates instantly.
The ATIV Odyssey is enterprise ready with enhanced security features to
offer customers an extremely powerful business tool that keeps sensitive
company data secure. Security solutions include advanced Microsoft®
Exchange ActiveSync® features and policy control and on-device AES
For more information about the ATIV Odyssey, visit www.samsung.com.
To learn more about pricing and wireless plans available for the ATIV
Odyssey, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
Key Product Features:
Super AMOLED Display (WVGA 800x480)
5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and full 1080p recording
and 1080p playback
Front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera for video chat
Global Ready calling and email capabilities in more than 220 countries
in the world
Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)
8 GB on board storage (actual formatted capacity is less) / 1 GB RAM
Support for up to 64 GB microSD™ card
2100 mAh battery
Photo Editor - Edit photos (crop, rotate, resize, etc.) and adjust
colors (contrast, RGB and hue) instantly; users can also add effects
such as Pop Art, gray-scale, red eye correction and add decorations
that include frames, stickers, etc. and share on Facebook, Picasa and
Mini Diary - Contains daily activities, photos and drawings; users can
share their diary via social channels including Facebook, email,
Picasa and Photobucket; users can back up and store information in the
free cloud service SkyDrive.
Now - Provides weather, news, stock and currency updates instantly
Windows Phone 8 Features:
Live Tiles are the heart and soul of Windows Phone, and no other phone
has them. People can arrange the iconic Start screen however they want
by pinning their favorite people, apps, music, games, photos and more.
In addition to Live Tiles, Windows Phone 8 offers a range of new
features to make your smartphone experience even more personal,
The only phone with Live Apps. Live Apps
bring information right to the Start screen, such as the Groupon deal
of the day, flight information and news headlines. With Windows Phone
8, Live Apps such as Facebook can even deliver real-time information
right to your lock screen with updated wallpaper.
Top apps. The Windows Phone Store has
more than 120,000 quality apps and games, including hits such as
"Angry Birds Star Wars," "Cut the Rope," Disney's (News - Alert) "Where's My Water,"
LivingSocial, Urbanspoon and many more. Pandora, the leading Internet
radio service, is also coming to Windows Phone in early 2013.
Kid's Corner. Exclusive to Windows Phone
8, Kid's Corner is a way to share your phone with your kids, so they
can play "Angry Birds" without texting your angry boss. Parents can
now hand over their phones to the kids without worrying about deleted
photos, misdirected emails, unapproved purchases or accidental phone
calls. After a simple setup, parents can activate a specialized place
on the phone for kids to play - complete with their own customizable
Start screens - where they can access only the apps, games, music and
videos picked by parents.
Editor's Note: The ATIV Odyssey will be on display at CES 2013 in the
Samsung booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth
1 Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in
the United States according to Strategy Analytics (News - Alert), North America Handset
Vendor Marketshare, Q2 2012. Samsung Electronics Company is the No. 1
smartphone provider worldwide according to Strategy Analytics Global
Smartphone Vendor Market Share by Region: Q2 2012.
Samsung, ATIV, and Super AMOLED are all trademarks of Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and
markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other
telecommunications products throughout North America. For more
information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics
and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions,
smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances,
medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000
people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion.
Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover
more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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