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Own an unlocked Samsung ATIV S? You're next in line for Update 3

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Deal Alert: Samsung ATIV S available for £199 at Expansys UK

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Samsung ATIV S available for $299 Down Under at Dick Smith

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First custom Windows Phone 8 ROM for Samsung's ATIV S released into the wild

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Deal alert: Unlocked Samsung ATIV S for just $259.99

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Let the hacking begin: Samsung ATIV S gets interop-unlocked, making it a first for Windows Phone 8

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Pick up the Samsung ATIV S for just £199 from Expansys UK

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Samsung ATIV S reportedly headed to Poland for September, one year after initial announcement

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Unlocked Samsung ATIV S now receiving Window Phone 8 GDR2 OS update

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GDR2 update pushing out today for Bell, Rogers and Telus Samsung ATIV S users

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Bell rolling out Windows Phone GDR2 update to the Samsung ATIV S

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Have an unlocked Samsung ATIV S? You might be getting GDR2 right now

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Samsung ATIV S available for £229.99 at Expansys UK

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Nokia dominates Expansys USA's most popular list, with help from Samsung

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Samsung ATIV S available for £244.99 at Expansys UK

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Samsung prepping a firmware update for the ATIV S Windows Phone

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Mugen Power teases Samsung ATIV S 4800mAh extended battery, shipping June 7th

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Samsung ATIV S

Samsung ATIV S

Everything you need to know about the Samsung ATIV S

Announced at IFA 2012, the Samsung ATIV S takes the look the Android-Based Galaxy S3 and places Windows Phone 8 at the forefront. The few changes, such as the brushed aluminium chassis is certainly a welcome change from the traditional plastic on previous Samsung devices.

 

Key features:  1.9MP Front-Facing Camera, 8MP Rear-Facing Camera, 4.8" HD Super AMOLED Display, Dual Core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB of internal storage with expandable microSD slot, 2300 mAh battery, NFC, Windows Phone 8.

Pricing: Coming Soon.

Availability: December.

     

 

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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.

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Samsung ATIV S - First to announce and last to market

Yesterday we commented how Samsung appears to be late to the Windows Phone 8 train with their ATIV S smartphone. While not as visually eye-catching as HTC or Nokia's offerings, the device has strong appeal to the smartphone traditionalists out there or just those who want every high spec tossed into a phone. Sporting a 4.8" display, 32GB of onboard storage (with an expansion card option), dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU, a massive 2300 mAh battery and a slick, metal finish, the phone has its fans.

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We've been so busy around here that we forgot our own Mobile Nations roving reporter Simon Sage managed to get some one on one time with the Samsung ATIV S (see our camera samples from earlier). The ATIV S is headed to Rogers in Canada, among a few other lucky networks (no such luck here in the States, at least so far). 

The video is fun to watch only because you can get to peep how big that 4.8" screen is and how great it looks in AMOLED. Throw in that super thin body, a massive 2300 mAh battery, 32GB of storage, memory expansion and yeah, we're wanting to play with one. It's also interesting to note that you can turn the phone on via the physical Win key--the only Windows Phone 8 device with such a configuration--kudos to Sammy for that one. Too bad we can't think of a way for Nokia or HTC to do the same and keep their slick designs. Can't have it all!

Other than that most of the video is just a tour of Windows Phone 8, which many of you should be familiar with by now.

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With the U.S. Presidential Elections right around the corner, we felt the need for a Windows Phone poll to get people in the mood to cast a vote.  Not wanting to get into politics too much, we're curious which Windows Phone 8 handset listed in our poll is fit for presidency? Which would you elect to be our spokesperson for the Windows Phone nation?

The feature packed Nokia Lumia 920? How about the light-as-a-feather HTC 8X? Are you a fan of the silent but deadly looking Samsung ATIV S? If you had the chance to vote for one, which would you elect? This is a lighthearted poll to run alongside the U.S. elections that are currently ongoing.

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Much has been said about Microsoft getting ready to release a whole bunch of new products, but it’s easy to forget that smaller markets often get left out, and don’t get anything close to the US release dates. But here’s some good news for you South African folk. You will be receiving Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8 devices in the very near future!

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