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CES 2013: Verizon Wireless to offer Samsung’s LTE Galaxy Note 10.1, WP8 smartphone

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.


Roberta Prescott
Roberta Prescott
Editor, [email protected] Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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