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Expansys starts taking pre-orders for Samsung ATIV S

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Pre-order now, get it at the same time as everyone else

Preorders are kind of like the teaser preview in technology—they cost virtually nothing to produce but get a lot of people talking. Such is the case with Expansys now offering pre-orders for the ATIV S from Samsung.

The page is up both in Italy and even the US although there is no price listed nor ETA for a shipping date—in other words, they’re doing it for the links and headlines because let's be honest, this won't sellout early like the iPhone.

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It is especially odd to see it for the US because while unlocked smartphones do have a market, US shoppers are way more inclined to buy it on contract via their carrier. But for the ATIV S, no carrier announcements have yet been made and since this unlocked version doesn’t have 4G LTE on board, it would seem like a bust for those on AT&T and even T-Mobile (the latter is expected to launch this phone with LTE too).

The device is also available in the Netherlands for pre-order.

So our advice? Let’s wait until T-Mobile (expected) and AT&T (probable) announce this device, configured for their network frequencies and at that discounted price, unless you’re really committed to an unlocked phone.

Source: Expansys US, Expansys Italy; via Plaffo, WMPU

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Expansys starts taking pre-orders for Samsung ATIV S

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I am relishing the fact that someone was trying to be a smartass and correct my grammar when in fact, they're incorrect.

And yes, I most certainly intended 'probable'. 

I Believe samsung will put the ATIV s in every carrier, it is nice hardware and it looks like they have put more work on this one than the S3, Samsung have a close relationship with money and having a ATIV s in every carrier is good for money.

I like that they're calling it a Windows 8 phone. I hope MS advises this naming and it catches on. Not only does it more accurately describe the similarities from a code standpoint, but it also helps the two product lines work off each others' momentum.

Maybe it's short for smartphone, just like Ativ Tab is short for tablet. Same with the Galaxy series. Ativ is a bad name though, they should have made a connection to Galaxy; Like "Samsung Solar S" or something along those lines.

No one else thinks this is another blatant rip off of the iPhone? Albeit an elongated version. How much did samsung lose in the settlement and stock points?