Verizon's still committed to Windows Phone as another device leaks

Verizon is about to land another Windows Phone, and this time it comes from Samsung. The Samsung ATIV SE will be Samsung’s follow-up to its previous Windows Phone, the ATIV Odyssey.

Like the Odyssey, the ATIV SE appears to take many similar attributes from the device including a metallic looking rear panel that we suspect is plastic, a square-ish looking housing for the camera out back, but unlike the Odyssey, the SE does not appear to have a camera button on the side of the device.

The Verizon branding cannot be overlooked either and if the previous ATIV device on Verizon is any indication of the SE’s price point, we could be looking at a low-cost device.

No specs have been leaked yet but seeing as there are three columns of tiles, we would hedge that the device has - at the very least - a 5in display.

Seeing that Verizon recently released the Nokia Lumia Icon (read our review here) we expect this device to show up in the near future, the company is about to renew it’s commitment to the Windows Phone platform with a new generation of devices.

The good news here for Microsoft (and Windows Phone fans) is that Verizon is continuing to pursue this platform. By offering more devices, it shows the Verizon does not plan to abandon the platform anytime soon.

While Windows Phone has slowly been gaining marketshare, albeit at a slower pace than Microsoft had likely hoped for, there is no denying that the platform is on the rise in the market and with Verizon’s continued support, that trend should continue.

Source: @evleaks

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trojan_market said,
Samsung windows phone is a bad idea. I guess except for samsung fanatics no one going to buy this.
I like Samsung phones and I am not going to buy it.

Its basically a Note 2 with a better screen. So far, every Windows Phone I have seen is ugly, even the Lumia's...even though I would buy the 1520 is it was thinner.

What's up with the US carries putting their logos on the phone like animals marking their territory?

At least keep the front of the device original and classy!

I don't mind that Samsung's WP's look similar to their successfully Galaxy line... because that means some people (a lot of people) like that design. But I do think it needs a better brand name.

Nokia owners here are as reactionary as those other fruit-nuts. My old Ativ S knocked spots off the L920 in practical features, looks and svelteness.

Mugwump00 said,
Nokia owners here are as reactionary as those other fruit-nuts. My old Ativ S knocked spots off the L920 in practical features, looks and svelteness.

Try again. My friends are constantly jealous of my L920. The camera steals the show.

Mugwump00 said,
Nokia owners here are as reactionary as those other fruit-nuts. My old Ativ S knocked spots off the L920 in practical features, looks and svelteness.

I have the ATIV S and I can assure you that any Nokia phone has better looks, features and svelteness

Mugwump00 said,
Nokia owners here are as reactionary as those other fruit-nuts. My old Ativ S knocked spots off the L920 in practical features, looks and svelteness.

mind=blown

I'm sorry, but I think Lumias are definitely better looking than this and also definitely comes with more features. The 920 wasn't svelte but the newer Lumias are.

People give companies like Huawei #### over copying Lumia's vibrant colors thing, but in the end it makes the WP phones look consistent.

I mean look at this... thing.

Cosmocronos said,

A Verizon crippled phone.... Once FM radio was missed, then Glance, what will be missed now...?

Glance missing from the Icon was actually Nokia's fault

Is putting 4G LTE on devices even necessary anymore? It looks tacky, almost as much as the VZW logo, and we know already all-new devices are already LTE-ready.

The only reasons I can see to pick this over the Icon are cheaper price and it might have a MicroSD slot, but it looks like it doesn't have a camera button and it looks horrible.

Also you miss all the Nokia features and exclusive apps. No glance, Nokia Camera, Mixradio, HERE+, double tap to wake etc. = no buy. If Samsung only put as much effort into their WP handsets as they do with their Android ones. But no, they treat their Ativ line as their bastard child.

AsherGZ said,
Also you miss all the Nokia features and exclusive apps. No glance, Nokia Camera, Mixradio, HERE+, double tap to wake etc. = no buy. If Samsung only put as much effort into their WP handsets as they do with their Android ones. But no, they treat their Ativ line as their bastard child.

Investing in WP for the time being isnt exactly profitable.

You mean just like Android for all the non Samsung OEMs? The only reason Samsung makes any money from Android is because they spend a crap load on advertisement and development of their Galaxy line. I bet if they spend the same kind of money on WP, they'll start seeing results in a few years. Remember the Galaxy phones didn't just take off from day one.

ugly as hell, I'm sure the OS will fit better into less curved-corner and colorfull design like the Galaxy J one. Also, 'ATIV' sounds really boring, maybe they should change it

Agree about the name. Ativ just doesn't mean anything... or even bring anything to mind. It's not like Lexus or Acura. It's just... meh.

They need a better brand for their Windows Phones. Android is Galaxy... so why not something astral for Windows Phone as well?

god does samsung know how to make a different phone design? every one of their models looks the same anymore. they're worse than HTC used to be with the model design now

EvilAstroboy said,
Don't know why, but I really feel dirty just looking at that phone ....

I feel like the phone and OS don't match..

Lachlan said,

I feel like the phone and OS don't match..

You think Captain Obvious ?
The phone is a Android design and really, it makes us WP people feel used and abused, no matter, Nokia/Lumia 930 is coming

well, their commitment doesn't mean much given what it usually means is:

"Here is your token WP device for the year. We requested from nokia that it be big and square. And Samsung gave us last year's android set which you can also have. Find both at your local VZ store near the dumpster in the back which is where we have our WP section."