Samsung ATIV S dummy units arriving in stores

Samsung ATIV S dummy units arriving in stores
The Samsung ATIV S may have been the first publicly announced Windows Phone 8 handset, but it surely isn't the first to hit the shelves. Both the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 have been on sale since late October, while the HTC Windows Phone 8X was released almost a month ago. The launch of Samsung's offering, on the other hand, has been delayed several times already.

Fortunately, those who are still waiting patiently for the Samsung ATIV S to arrive might be able to get one very soon. An anonymous tipster reports that Bell retail stores in Canada have received ATIV S dummy units, meaning that the real deal is surely on its way. The carrier will be offering the smartphone for $80 on a three-year contract.

Some markets in Europe, however, are still not expected to get the Samsung ATIV S before January of 2013. In the U.K., the smartphone is said to be coming on or around December 10. Several online retailers are already accepting pre-orders, offering the device for about $600 to $650 off contract. In the U.S., Verizon is expected to get the Samsung Odyssey before the year is out. This smartphone is believed to be a variant of the ATIV S tailored to the carrier's preferences. 

source: Mobile Syrup

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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
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  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



11. ngph2

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Now we have three WP8 choices: A Goliath with all the latest technologies built in, A Galaxy S3 with plastic surgery to get WP8 and a more durable chassis, and A music-loving exquisite Signature Phone that comes from the brand that made the One X. Add the Galaxy Note II, the Apple iPhone 5, the Google/LG Nexus 4 and whatever Huawei, Xiaomi, Meizu, etc. can bring up, and this is clearly a very tough holiday smartphone shopping season.

4. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

if i'm gonna buy WP8 phone, i;ll buy samsung. because they can make all their product connected, tv blue ray, home theater. wahing machine maybe

7. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay, you throw in mobile washing machine control, and I am IN..... :-D

9. jjjsong

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I can't post link but go search for this samsung washer WF457ARGSGR

3. pimpollofelice123

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

They sure are taking their time to put it on sale. Wasn't this the first W8 phone that was announced?

1. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Whatever, none is gonna buy it anyway. The other two are much better.

2. MeoCao unregistered

if u r WP user you should support it, currently there r only 2 OEMs with 4 WP models. not a lot of choices.

5. addicted2088

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Well, compared to the HTC 8x, which is simply just a good design and otherwise a One X, I'd go for the ATIV S any day, thanks to the SAMOLED display whose blacks do the WP UI justice, better camera quality (if its the same as the SGS3 or Note 2), bigger battery (that is also removable), expandable storage etc. Sure, not over the Lumia 920, but over the 8X, sure. Not saying the 8X is a bad device, but the ATIV S beats it specs wise (unless you want the more natural SLCD2 display).

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How do the largest WP8 screen, a MicroSD slot, and a removable battery make this worse than the competition? On paper, the Ativ S beats out every other WP8 device (with the exception of the Lumia 920 camera.) Sure the build quality isn't as good as the 8X or Lumia, but the Ativ S clearly has some major advantages.

8. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

When you have Nokia Lumia 920 in high end segment ..Nokia lumia 820 mid Segment.... So where ATIV will fit....

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Obviously at the high end. It's basically a Galaxy S III with WP.

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