Just the other day, we told you that the long awaited Samsung ATIV S would be available Tuesday from T-Mobile Austria
free on contract. Those kidders at T-Mobile Austria even took a picture of the phone laying on Tuesday's newspaper as proof that it was in stock. That's the kind of humor we love to see.
What we also love to see is more countries with the Samsung ATIV S and it would seem that a few U.K. retailers will have the device starting as soon as today. Clove's web site shows the phone arriving at the retailer on Thursday while Unlocked-Mobile and Expansys both say that its customers who pre-ordered the Windows Phone 8 flavored handset, will have it shipped on December 14th. Unlocked-Mobile has the phone priced at £424.98 ($686 USD) while Clove's price tag reads £442.80 ($714 USD) and Expansys' shows £459.99 ($742 USD).
Also on the 14th, a couple of Canadian carriers will be launching the phone. TELUS will have a limited quantity
of the Samsung ATIV S while Bell will also offer the device on Friday. Both have the model priced at under $100 on contract.
The Samsung ATIV S was the first of the new Windows Phone 8 models to be announced and now it looks like it will be among the last to be launched. Still, it beats the rumored February launch date that was making the rounds recently until the speculation was quashed