Samsung Ativ S to bring its Windows Phone 8 charm to the UK and Canada this week
Yesterday, Samsung finally managed to release its Ativ S smartphone – although only in Austria. And now it looks like the handset is ready to make its debut in other markets, too.
In the UK, the Ativ S could arrive as soon as tomorrow, December 13. Retailer Unlocked-mobiles says that this is the date when it should be able to deliver the device – which, by the way, costs £424.98 (about €526 or $686).
In Canada, both Bell and Telus will be able to sell the Samsung Ativ S on December 14, for less than $100 on contract. Rogers and SaskTel will also offer the handset, but they have not provided exact launch dates – in any case, both carriers should have it before the end of the year.
Although it was the world’s first Windows Phone 8 product to be announced, the Samsung Ativ S has lost the availability battle to Nokia’s and HTC’s WP8 devices, which can be purchased since last month. Still, the Ativ S is an attractive smartphone, featuring a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display (similar to the one of the Galaxy S III), dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.