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Samsung ATIV S delayed until February? Not according to Samsung

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Samsung ATIV S delayed until February? Not according to Samsung
What's up with the Samsung ATIV S? The Windows Phone 8 powered handset has been delayed a few times with the last one pushing back shipments until the last week of this year. The first WP8 model to have a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display, it looked like things were proceeding for the year-end release of the phone when dummy units were seen being sent to some Canadian retailers just the other day. But some new speculation has arisen and rumors are floating around calling for a February 2013 release of the Samsung ATIV S. The good news is that these are just rumors and the word from Samsung itself is that everything is on course for a launch of the phone later this month.

Steve Ballmer introduced the Samsung ATIV Odyssey in October

Steve Ballmer introduced the Samsung ATIV Odyssey in October

In the states, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said that before the end of the year, Verizon would be getting the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. This is expected to be a carrier-specific version of the ATIV S. Back in October, we passed along the word that Verizon would be offering a Samsung Windows Phone 8 model for free with a signed contract and the Samsung ATIV Odyssey could be that phone..

Don't let the rumors of a delay until February scare you off. The manufacturer says things are still on for the launch of the Samsung ATIV S to take place before the ball drops in Times Square. Nokia and HTC have quite a head start on the Korean tech giant, but that might not mean anything if Samsung recreates the success it has had in the Android space, with Windows Phone 8.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 06 Dec 2012, 11:48 5

1. kaliil10 (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 May 2012)


It will be out dated :(

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 10:17

17. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


ativ s is just a s3 w wp, so, if u re gonna get a wp better to get l920 because its far better

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 12:06 3

2. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


may be they r little worried bcoz of competetion in wp platform. the windows phone is more of becoming lumia synonym. my frnd was tellin me d other day he bought a lumia type htc phone...lol

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 12:26

3. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it's because microsoft didnt release an update to fix random reboots and such already plaguing lumias and htc 8x, mor0n.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:06 1

5. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


gud to c u r cumin up wid made up issues while my frnd had obsolutly none , you bast**d !

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:09 1

13. Dr.Phil (Posts: 819; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Good to see you are coming up with made up issues while my friend had absolutely none, you bast**d!**

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:08

6. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


we can c u r a sammy fanboy. u can hold it when we say truths bout ur fav plastic company

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:13

14. Dr.Phil (Posts: 819; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


We can see you are a sammy fanboy. You can hold it when we say truths about your favorite plastic company.**

I have no idea what you meant by saying you can "hold it", so I left that in my corrections.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 16:11

8. tigermcm (Posts: 607; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


its not that idiot its because the SIII is still selling like hotcakes so they don't want to take materials away from their hottest selling phone to make the ativ s

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:08

12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 819; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Maybe* they are* a little worried because* of competition* in the* WP platform. Windows Phone* is becoming a* Lumia synonym. My friend* was telling* me the* other day he bought a Lumia-type HTC phone...lol.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 12:30

4. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I like the design of the ATIV S, so I'm wondering what's going on with these delays.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:15

7. THEJET88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


it might be a flagship windows phone on sprint

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 16:12

9. tigermcm (Posts: 607; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


unfortunately it wont. been with Sprint 11 yrs when they say "1st half" of the year it really means the 1st wknd in june

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 23:50

16. THEJET88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


thats true. i just want them to get the lumia 920

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 16:53

10. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


That looks a lot like the old Omnia.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 18:59

11. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


it looks like a note 2 mini.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 23:40

15. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


When it will arrive, other companies will announce their 2nd gen windows phone flagships. It seems like samsung gave up windows phone.

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