Samsung's low-cost ATIV Odyssey smartphone, which runs Windows Phone 8, made its debut in the U.S. earlier this year as an exclusive for Verizon Wireless. Now it looks like that exclusivity period is coming to an end, as the ATIV Odyssey will soon be available from another source.
Engadget has posted up some leaked promotional flyers that show the Samsung ATIV Odyssey will be sold by U.S. Cellular, the nation's fifth-largest wireless carrier. The promo materials don't have any information on pricing or an exact release date, but the phone should be available for sale from U.S. Cellular any day now. This will be the first Windows Phone 8 device sold by the company.
There doesn't appear to be any hardware differences between the Verizon and U.S. Cellular versions of the ATIV Odyssey, apart from the U.S. Cellular logo on the back. The ATIV Odyssey will still have a four inch 800x480 WVGA Super AMOLED display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera and an 1.2-megpixel front-facing camera. Neowin gave a favorable review of the Verizon version of the ATIV Odyssey in February.
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