Samsung Mobile Launches Its First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone in the U.S. with Verizon Wireless

  Samsung Mobile Launches Its First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone in the U.S.
  with Verizon Wireless

    Samsung ATIV Odyssey™ features Super AMOLED display, 1.5 GHz dual-core
                      processor and 4G LTE connectivity

2013 International CES Booth #12004

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 7, 2013

From the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung
Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider
in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide^1, today
announced the Samsung ATIV Odyssey™ will be available in the coming weeks at
Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online.

The ATIV Odyssey runs on the sleek and intuitive Windows Phone 8 operating
system, the only one with ...

The ATIV Odyssey runs on the sleek and intuitive Windows Phone 8 operating
system, the only one with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to the
people and things that matter most. (Photo: Business Wire)

The ATIV Odyssey boasts a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED^™ touchscreen display
(800x480) that allows users to watch movies, view pictures and play games in
high resolution. This compact, versatile smartphone is Global Ready™, giving
users the ability to call and email from more than 220 countries in the world.
The ATIV Odyssey is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor to quickly
access the Internet, stream music and download content at blazing speeds using
the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

The ATIV Odyssey runs on the sleek and intuitive Windows Phone 8 operating
system, the only one with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to the
people and things that matter most. The ATIV Odyssey also features unique
Samsung sharing applications such as Photo Editor, Mini Diary and Now, an
application that provides weather, news, stock and currency updates instantly.

The ATIV Odyssey is enterprise ready with enhanced security features to offer
customers an extremely powerful business tool that keeps sensitive company
data secure. Security solutions include advanced Microsoft® Exchange
ActiveSync® features and policy control and on-device AES 256-bit encryption.

For more information about the ATIV Odyssey, visit www.samsung.com. To learn
more about pricing and wireless plans available for the ATIV Odyssey, visit
www.verizonwireless.com.

Key Product Features:

  *Super AMOLED Display (WVGA 800x480)
  *5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and full 1080p recording and
    1080p playback
  *Front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera for video chat
  *Global Ready calling and email capabilities in more than 220 countries in
    the world
  *Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  *8 GB on board storage (actual formatted capacity is less) / 1 GB RAM
  *Support for up to 64 GB microSD™ card
  *2100 mAh battery
  *Photo Editor – Edit photos (crop, rotate, resize, etc.) and adjust colors
    (contrast, RGB and hue) instantly; users can also add effects such as Pop
    Art, gray-scale, red eye correction and add decorations that include
    frames, stickers, etc. and share on Facebook, Picasa and Photobucket.
  *Mini Diary – Contains daily activities, photos and drawings; users can
    share their diary via social channels including Facebook, email, Picasa
    and Photobucket; users can back up and store information in the free cloud
    service SkyDrive.
  *Now – Provides weather, news, stock and currency updates instantly

Windows Phone 8 Features:

Live Tiles are the heart and soul of Windows Phone, and no other phone has
them. People can arrange the iconic Start screen however they want by pinning
their favorite people, apps, music, games, photos and more. In addition to
Live Tiles, Windows Phone 8 offers a range of new features to make your
smartphone experience even more personal, including:

  *The only phone with Live Apps. Live Apps bring information right to the
    Start screen, such as the Groupon deal of the day, flight information and
    news headlines. With Windows Phone 8, Live Apps such as Facebook can even
    deliver real-time information right to your lock screen with updated
    wallpaper.
  *Top apps. The Windows Phone Store has more than 120,000 quality apps and
    games, including hits such as “Angry Birds Star Wars,” “Cut the Rope,”
    Disney’s “Where’s My Water,” LivingSocial, Urbanspoon and many more.
    Pandora, the leading Internet radio service, is also coming to Windows
    Phone in early 2013.
  *Kid’s Corner. Exclusive to Windows Phone 8, Kid’s Corner is a way to share
    your phone with your kids, so they can play “Angry Birds” without texting
    your angry boss. Parents can now hand over their phones to the kids
    without worrying about deleted photos, misdirected emails, unapproved
    purchases or accidental phone calls. After a simple setup, parents can
    activate a specialized place on the phone for kids to play — complete with
    their own customizable Start screens — where they can access only the
    apps, games, music and videos picked by parents.

Editor’s Note: The ATIV Odyssey will be on display at CES 2013 in the Samsung
booth (Las Vegas Convention Center,  Central Hall, Booth #12004).

^1Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States
according to Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Marketshare, Q2
2012. Samsung Electronics Company is the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide
according to Strategy Analytics Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share by
Region: Q2 2012.

Samsung, ATIV, and Super AMOLED are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets
wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications
products throughout North America. For more information, please visit
www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and
the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds oftelevisions, smartphones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices,
semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries
with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit
www.samsung.com.

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MWW on behalf of Samsung Mobile
Makenzie Blythe, 214-717-9982
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