Samsung Ativ S launch pushed to December in some markets
posted by Victor H. / Nov 09, 2012, 6:04 AM
The Ativ S looked like a solid third option with a price right in between the more affordable HTC 8X and more expensive Lumia 920. It comes with a sturdy aluminum body, and all the usual Snapdragon inner works of a Windows Phone.
But was it for some local issues, or something else, Clove UK now announced that “first stock [is] delayed until week commencing December 10th.”
Let’s hope that it is just this retailer.
source: Clove via Coolsmartphone
- 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)
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More expensive Lumia 920? Think once again!! And what aluminium body? It's a FAUX FINISH.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 6:09 AM 4
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Lumia 920 off contract is priced higher than this and yes this has a faux finish. But this handset caters to the appeal of the busness-class folks with something with a more official finish rather than the coloful ones. Diversity is always good :)
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 6:21 AM 2
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Samsung always released "reliably excellent" hardware, with Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note II, you knew that you were going to get some of the best hardware, with very innovative software this year round. No doubt that the Lumia is far more innovative, but its weight could very well be a deal breaker to a lot while the ATIV S has good results across the board.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 7:33 AM 0
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I haven't even heard of US availability... The VZW variant Odyssey comes in December as well (and I do not think it will be an Ativ S relabeled; it will probably be a different phone). But the Ativ will be released. Just a waiting game.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 4:47 PM 0
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You must wait for every Windows Phone handset at least 2 months, always with Windows Phone's, look at Apple, they release the iPhone a few weeks after announcement and after one month it is availble all over the world (i'm not a ifan,i never will be, hate Apple). Same with Android handsets (Samsung, HTC, LG and others, how fast do these handsets ship all over the world?! :) This is the most irritating aspect for Windows Phone's, not even a announcement for a cyan Nokia Lumia 920 and not even a launch date in Europe, and what a price -_- wish i life in US ...
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 5:42 PM 0
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