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Samsung Ativ S launch pushed to December in some markets

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Samsung Ativ S launch pushed to December in some markets
The Samsung Ativ S is the third option in the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem along with HTC’s Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 among others, but now it has been delayed. In the UK at least, Clove, one of the biggest local retailers has changed the release date for Samsung’s Windows Phone to December.

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

Samsung Ativ S launch pushed to December in some markets

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posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:09 4

1. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

More expensive Lumia 920? Think once again!! And what aluminium body? It's a FAUX FINISH.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:21 2

2. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

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 09 Nov 2012, 09:02 1

6. MeoCao (unregistered)

I think SS is playing waiting game, they don't trust WP8. Ativ S is GS3 in disguise so SS shouldn't have any problem with its production.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:14 2

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Sammy's probably just focusing on the iPhone beater Galaxy line, the demand is huge for the best smartphones on the market.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:24

4. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

hmmmm am I the only one that thinks Sammy isnt releasing this yet until they see how well the 8X and 920 sell?right now to me this is just a concept phone

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:33

5. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

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 09 Nov 2012, 12:58

7. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

is that a windows logo on the home button?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 16:47

8. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

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 09 Nov 2012, 17:42

9. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

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 10 Nov 2012, 02:43 1

10. mikkybukky (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Samsung is not releasing the Ativ S because they don't want consumer to confuse it with galaxy s3. They want to sell more galaxy line to compete with iPhone and lumia

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 08:06

11. redmd (Posts: 1371; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

that's a smaller note 2 in WP 8

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