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AT&T announces November 8th release date for Samsung Ativ S Neo, priced at $99 on contract

AT&T announces November 8th release date for Samsung Ativ S Neo, priced at $99 on contract
Looking for a Windows Phone 8 handset from another manufacturer besides Nokia? On Thursday, AT&T announced that the Samsung Ativ S Neo will be available starting November 8th. The phone will be priced for $99 with a signed two-year contract. Those signed up with AT&T Next, the service that allows an AT&T customer to upgrade to a new phone every year, will pay zero down and $21 monthly for the handset.

The Samsung Ativ S Neo offers a 4.77 inch screen with a 720 x 1280 resolution, which works out to a 306ppi pixel density. A dual-core 1.4GHz processor is under the hood and the device sports 1GB of RAM with 16GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available to expand memory. The back and front facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 1.9MP respectively and a 2000mAh cell powers the unit.

AT&T Locker is offering 5GB of free cloud storage with the purchase of the phone, and ATIV Beam lets you share files between compatible models. The Samsung Ativ S Neo is the first Samsung produced Windows Phone 8 model available from the nation's second largest carrier. The phone has already found its way to Sprint.

"We are excited to add the Samsung ATIV S Neo with its large, sharp 4.77” HD display and expandable micro SD memory to our best-in-class Windows Phone portfolio. The ATIV S Neo brings together Samsung’s sleek design, AT&T’s blazing fast 4G "-Jeff Bradley, senior vice president- Devices, AT&T

source: AT&T

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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 18:42 1

1. HASHTAG (unregistered)

Eh. This should at least start out for free or, at best, $49. But I would hold off for newer Windows Phone models rather than pick this up.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:01

2. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Well, at least on AT&T the voicemail will work, unlike on sprint (who doesn't seem to know how to make it work on its WP8s)

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:48

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Works on T-Mobile too. Sprint? Complete joke.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:57 1

4. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Why does Samsung even bother? Nobody intelligent going to buy a Samsung WP8 device when Nokia's Lumia models are like a million times better in every way...

Microsoft should revoke Sammy's license to sell WP devices, and also limit their ability to manufacture and sell Windows based PC's. Stick it to em'.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:57

7. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

I can understand someone liking Nokia's phones better but I think that's a bit uncalled for, Samsungs certainly aren't horrible at all, both lumias and Galaxy's are made of plastic, and I prefer it that way.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:53

5. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Is this a joke Sammy? Where's tizen?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 22:37

6. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Man O man, you just find Sammy all over the place... That's the way to do business Samsung, don't limit yourself to "ÖNE" OS.

But I wonder if we'll see "Regional Locks" on Samsung Window Phones, like their doing to the Android ones?

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