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Samsung Ativ S is official, becomes the first Windows Phone 8 handset

0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 12:31 posted on

Well, that didn't take long. Only minutes after press images of it leaked on the web, the Samsung Ativ S was publicly unveiled during the Unpacked event that the company is hosting tonight in Berlin. What we have on our hands is the first officially announced smartphone powered by Windows Phone 8. And boy, isn't it a doozy!...

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:43

52. rambam (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


As a current owner of a Galaxy SII (who is confused as to how it became so popular considering the poor build quality and ridiculously dis-functional touchwhiz UI) I just don't see how this phone will be able to take windows phone to the next level. Also, It will probably be taken off the shelves due to the fact that it looks more like the iphone than the galaxy sII does. Hopefully Nokia (Purview) or HTC (Sense) can come out with something better, I need a reason to change to windowsphone.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:46

53. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I'm pretty sure XDA guys will port CM10 on this beast!!! hahaha

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:51

54. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


Looks premium! Unlike the galaxy series.. Surprisingly good from Samsung :D

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:51

55. saiki4116 (Posts: 324; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


I am wondering why they didn't use this design for Galaxy S3.....Really tempting me to jump onto windows platform...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:01

58. AstronautJones (Posts: 239; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Sorry, big Sammy user here, but am I the only 1 seeing a 3gs resemblance? This looks more like the iPhone than any of the Galaxy SII series. Questionable considering what happened last week.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:05

60. AstronautJones (Posts: 239; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Ok, just saw the back. I do love the back, agree the SIII would have looked good with this. Would be a shame to put a case on this beauty!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:42

62. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


lovely phone..i guess sumsung wants to be 1st considering the fact that nokia told them to watch out for their new windows phones coming.samsung is kinda despirate, knowing what nokia can do,windows is even behind nokia's production.i'll only sit back and watch when nokia shows off their WP8 next week and sh*t on sumsung... :P

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:44

64. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


OMG this phone is gorgeous! Very much considering making this my next upgrade choice!

Let's see what HTC does to top this...

Very good job Samsung!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 01:46

69. a_tumiwa (Posts: 212; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


i hope samsung use Whatsapp beside ChatOn for the default software, no one use ChatOn in my country :(

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