U.S. carrier Verizon has announced the first Windows Phone device manufactured by Samsung, the Ativ Odyssey.
Originally announced during the fall of 2012 at Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 launch event, the smartphone boasts a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a WVGA resolution of 800x480 pixels.
Powering the Ativ Odyssey is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, accompanied by a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash; it supports 1080p HD video capture and sports a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera.
In addition to 4G LTE compatibility, a microSD card slot supports up to 64 GB off-board memory, while internal storage is 8 GB. Powering the screen is a 2,100 mAh battery.
The Ativ Odyssey, which is a global-ready phone, was originally scheduled for a December launch. The current release schedule is "soon".