Samsung ATIV S delayed until February? Not according to Samsung

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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ATIV S
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
ATIV Odyssey
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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17 Comments

1. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

It will be out dated :(

17. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 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

2. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 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

3. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

5. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

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

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2235; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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

6. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

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

14. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2235; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

8. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2235; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

7. THEJET88

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

it might be a flagship windows phone on sprint

9. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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

16. THEJET88

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

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

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

That looks a lot like the old Omnia.

11. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

it looks like a note 2 mini.

15. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 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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