According to the reports, Samsung is coming up with new devices based on Windows Phone 8. This information is leaked from the documents filed in the court pertaining to Samsung’s case with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The two devices, named ‘Odyssey’ and ‘Marco’, are planned to be unveiled in the fourth quarter this year, about the same time as the launch of Windows Phone 8 by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).
The two devices are expected to have powerful dual-core Qualcomm processors and support for LTE. Display wise, the ‘Odyssey’ model will have a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, while Marco will come with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED option. The Odyssey will have an 8-megapixel rear camera, while macro will be equipped with a 5-megapixel option. The odyssey will be an NFC device, which means it would be supporting features like the Wallet Hub and Tap+ Send features.
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The courtroom battle has been very helpful for reporters, apart from the present information about these two devices, just yesterday; Apple provided details on the prototypes developed in 2005 for its iPhone. The prototype designs bore striking resemblances to the iPhone 4 that was released in 2010. This evidence will help Apple to overcome the allegations by Samsung, claiming Apple sourced iPhone designs from Sony.
Windows Phone 8 was shown by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for the first time last month. The operating system in question is a huge improvement over its predecessor, with a better home screen, near-field communication support, and in-app purchases.
The lawsuit in question was filed by Apple Inc., against Samsung Electronics Co. last year, alleging that the world’s largest technology company’s smartphones and computer tablets are illegal, and copied from its popular iPhone and iPad products. Apple is asking for $2.5 billion in damages from the South Korean company. Samsung retaliated by alleging that Apple is wrong with the lawsuit and that some of the technology at issue — such as the rounded rectangular designs of smartphones and tablets — have been industry standards for years.
Samsung has still not confirmed on the news of the Odyssey and Marco. But since they were reportedly featured in court documents, confirmation will only be a formality.