Sometimes unsubstantiated rumors turn out to have no basis in reality, and sometimes the exact opposite happens.
Verizon confirmed on Jan.23 that Samsung's 4-inch Windows Phone 8 handset would indeed arrive on Jan.24, corroborating the original report from the previous week.
The Ativ Odyssey will be available starting on Jan. 24 for $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a mail-in rebate, Verizon confirmed on the carrier's news site.
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The little sibling
With a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, it's smaller than the other phones, and some users may prefer it because of that.
Beyond that, the Ativ Odyssey carries a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel back camera with 1080p video capture and a 1.2-mp shooter on the front, 8GB of storage with the option for microSD, and LTE compatibility.
With the Ativ Odyssey finally arriving at Verizon stores, it seems small-handed Windows Phone 8 fans will finally have a device that fits them.