Rogers Samsung ATIV S listed on Future Shop
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Rogers Samsung ATIV S listed on Future Shop

Despite being one of the first Windows Phone 8 devices we saw unveiled the ATIV S has still managed to arrive the late to the Windows Phone 8 launch line up.

The device has plenty of people interested in its 4.8” AMOLED screen, slender body and expandable base memory but where can one be ordered from? Future Shop seem like they might be able to offer some help to lucky Canadians who don’t mind signing up for a three year contract to nab a device for $50.

Here in the UK we’re not advanced or hip enough to be favouring three year agreements but we understand it’s all the rage in Canada. If you’re not too keen on signing up to a three year deal we understand they can hook you up in store with some other less fashionable airtime arrangements.

Here is what they have say:

"This unit is not available for sale online. New in-store activation required on a three year plan with eligible packages in order to purchase this unit at the listed price. 2 year, 1 year and month to month pricing is available in-store. Some conditions apply. See in store for details. This is a listing for the product WebID 10230120.**Please Note: The service provider may charge activation and other fees. Contact the service provider for more details."

Good news that the ATIV S is finally making more appearances for pre-orders and retailers globally are stocking them. For a while there we were starting to think that Samsung didn’t have much interest in making their next generation Windows Phone 8 handsets available to the public.

Windows Phone 8 looks absolutely stunning when running on this 4.8” screen and we’re sure there will be plenty of takers.  Now if only Samsung and its partners would hurry up and get them into the channel we’d be all the happier.

Source: Future Shop; thanks to Shane for the tip!

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Rogers Samsung ATIV S listed on Future Shop

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I really want to try the Ativ S. But after playing with the Samsung Ativ Smart PC i am a little disappointed with the plastic build. Yes its light but its feels "hollow" compared to my solid surface. Wonder if the phone feels as cheap compared to my Lumia 920....

Hahaha are you seriously comparing a tab to a phone? The way Samsungs tab feels has nothing at all to do with how their phone feels. Go grab a galaxy 3. It will feel similar to that. You might or might not like it but 30 million people liked it in the last 5 months.

It is available for preorder in Norway at NetCom and Chess with release 13.12.12 and a price of approximately 760USD off contract.

To the Author,
Roger's 3 year agreements are not as bad as they sound due to recent changes with termination policies.
If I choose to stay with Rogers, every month they reduce the amount I owe by $13 ( 36 x $13 = $468 subsidy).  
If I were to cancel my 3 year agreement, 1 month after starting it, the termination fee is the remaining cost of the phone.   ($468 - $13 = $455 oweing).
So in the end its similar to buying it off contract if you want to switch carriers.

That is a much welcome change. You pretty much don't have to fulfill the 3 years anymore and only pay off the phone - a Tab like system if you will.

It looks nice... but I wonder if its built like the S3.
looks fragile 
Good thing I went with the 920 built like a rock :)

I have no problem with the delay. The more Windows Phones launches is better. Besides, it is better for Samsung to launch it when it is ready and there are enough units to meet demand. I have high hopes the ATIV will be a great device.

Rogers also just launched its marketting campaing for windows phone (no specific device shows them all) I see the commerical once every half hour right now on multiply channels.

This might be my next phone if nobody picks up the 820... I want the 920 but I'm not giving Rogers my money. And if I have to miss out on the Nokia apps, I'm not paying $600 for an HTC.

To me, in recent months, it has become a search for style. My HD7 is bland and boring to an outsider, but I know it is full of the magic that is Windows Phone 7.5. I now want to show that magic with either a Nokia Lumia 920 or a HTC 8X. Both scream personality with their external custom colours and sexy design. The ATIV S looks simply like a modern version of my HD7. No thanks.