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If you like Windows Phone 8 but you're tired of HTC and Nokia dominating the spotlight, take a look at Samsung's first US-based Windows Phone 8 device.  The Samsung ATIV Odyssey packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording, 2,100 mAh battery, and 4G LTE.

Verizon's selling the ATIV Odyssey for $49.99 with a contract, making it an affordable, well-spec'd smartphone.  Is it worth choosing over the HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 822?  Part 1 of 2.


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Kevin Joel YES they should.
Glenn Rubio I think at this point all Windows Phones should be high end or gtfo. Truth.
Flako Ramirez Yes indeed
James Matthews Ativ S says hi.
Richard Halm no windows phones are junk
Eric Magana Um ativ S? Maybe you should rephrase the question, like for verizon
Rick Torrance Hate windows 8. Happy with Android Note 2
Eric Mitchell I would like high-end quality, not high-end specs inside cheap material
Andre Roberts For what windows doesn't t want to make windows phones
Paul Kirincic Galaxy S3 = Nokia Lumia 920 Galaxy S3 with WP (Ativ S) < Nokia Lumia 920
Vicente Reyes The hardware will be trash. Nokia is better
Jason Meehan whats the point? windows on a phone is terribly drab.. they have a few decent apps but their missing a ton.. plus the few thousand apps in all Asian languages.. the live tiles are awesome.. but that is all there is to it.. its boring! what i would love to see is Nokia make a high end android device.. man their build quality is amazing!
Julian Scott No yes maybe I don't kno
Qi Ren @Marvin, how can Windows Phone OS get more mature if app developers, mobile manufacturers and mobile phone users don't give it "That much" attention?
Reese Woodson Samsung does have a high-end W8P. It's called the Samsung Ativ S. It's basically a Samsung Galaxy S 3 with Windows Phone 8 on it. No US carrier has it, but you can buy it unlocked off Negri Electronics.........
Abram Wenevermet Dennis They might as well throw together a high end cheap plastic phone.
Jacob Grumbles Yes and they should stop making parts for crapple
Marvin Christmas I'm a windows phone fan and user and i don't see the need for it just yet. the windows phone OS needs to mature a bit more in my opinion before app developers, mobile manufacturers and mobile phone users start giving it that much attention.
Lanh Nguyen they already have...its the ativ s.
Chantle Brubaker only if they want to end up like Nokia




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