Verizon has just announced availability of the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, a 4-inch budget Windows Phone 8 handset, from January 24th at $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Samsung’s first Ativ phone in the United States was scheduled for launch last December, but the date slipped.  The new Ativ...

I just finishing covering an article on a rumor suggesting that the delays for the Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphones might have actually had something to do with carriers keeping them back in order to let Nokia and HTC ‘dominant’ the market first. Now the Samsung ATIV Odyssey is finally coming for real this time. The...

Samsung’s delays with its latest Windows Phone 8 offerings have been more than a bit annoying for Samsung fans I’m sure. So what’s going on? Some say that Samsung just isn’t that interested in Windows Phone, and is simply putting most of its focus into Android handsets. This theory is somewhat supported by a continued...

While a few international locations have now seen the Samsung Windows Phone 8 devices, we still haven’t seen them in the United States just yet. One of the carriers said to be getting a Windows Phone 8 Samsung device is Verizon. Verizon is said to be getting its own special version, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey instead of...

When it comes to Windows Phone 8 handsets, you pretty much have two brand choices: Nokia and HTC. Soon that will change though, as the Samsung Ativ S, Huawei Ascend W1 and Huawei Ascend W2 will all preparing to join the fray. Will other brands make their way into the world of Windows Phone 8? Likely yes, but the only...

First unveiled at Microsoft’s recent Windows Phone 8 event, the Samsung Ativ Odyssey has remained shrouded in a veil of secrecy ever since (despite the ‘unveiling’), including confirmation of what the Windows 8 smartphone’s specs will be, and even what the darn thing will look like. While speculation continues to run...