Verizon Wireless said it plans to sell Samsung’s LTE-enabled Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The announcements were made during this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013 – check out all pieces). Both devices will be available in the coming weeks at Verizon Wireless stores and online.
With LTE connectivity, the new version of Samsung tablet runs Google’s Android 4.1 operating system and is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. It measures 8.9 millimeters thick and weighs 597 grams (roughly 21 oz.). The device also includes a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
Among other highlighted features, the tablet comes with multiscreen viewing; S Pen functionality; Polaris Office that provides word processing, spreadsheet and presentation capabilities; and Samsung Smart Remote, which turns the device into a universal remote control.
As for the smartphone, the Ativ Odyssey boasts a 4-inch touchscreen display, is compatible with international roaming and is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. Samsung noted the Ativ Odyssey is enterprise ready, as it comes with security solutions that include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync features and policy control and on-device AES 256-bit encryption.