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Samsung ATIV S dummy units arriving in stores

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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

Samsung ATIV S dummy units arriving in stores
Samsung ATIV S dummy units arriving in stores
Samsung ATIV S dummy units arriving in stores

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:02 5

1. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:11 6

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.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:52 3

5. addicted2088 (Posts: 53; Member since: 25 Sep 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).

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:58 1

6. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 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.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:29

8. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

When you have Nokia Lumia 920 in high end segment ..Nokia lumia 820 mid Segment....

So where ATIV will fit....

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:42 1

10. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:39

3. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:40 3

4. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 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

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 07:55 2

7. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

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


posted on 04 Dec 2012, 11:22

9. jjjsong (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 20:42

11. ngph2 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Dec 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.

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