Samsung ATIV S

Samsung ATIV S heading Down Under this February

Samsung is set to launch its ATIV S Windows Phone in Australia this coming February, according to a Windows Phone Down Under tipster who has managed to confirm details for the unlocked version (not locked to mobile operators). Launching in the next few weeks, the ATIV S will finally hit the market after Australia joined the long line of countries who were waiting for Samsung to release its smartphone, which was announced back at IFA 2012.

The company has received some criticism from both consumers and ourselves, with release dates being pushed back and we're now months after the actual device was announced. That said, it's good to see Samsung pushing on with the ATIV S (and Odyssey) and introducing it to consumers far and wide. So where will the Windows Phone be available in the next handful of weeks?

Australian consumers will be able to head on over to Allphones and pick up the ATIV S for $668. This is aggressively priced against the $699 Lumia 920 (available on Telstra), with both flagship devices battling it out with one another, as well as the HTC 8X. There's no information on Australian carriers just yet, but at least consumers can head on out and get the ATIV S unlocked.

As well as the Samsung ATIV S, Australia will be able to purchase the Lumia 620, which is also looking set to be released in February. Compared with the selection of handset available when Windows Phone 7 launched, we're looking at stronger foundations. We're looking forward to see how Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung can look to market the platform in the country, with previous stunts including a cool reality experience.

We'll be sure to keep an eye out on any further details that'll arise for Australian carriers who are looking to stock the ATIV S.

Source: WPDownUnder


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Samsung ATIV S heading Down Under this February


This is the WP8 handset I wanted.  Been using a L920, which is fine, but going down in screen size and up in size and weight from the Titan 2 has been lame as the novelty of then design has since faded for me.  Seeing as how the GS3 did so well here in the States, you'd think Samaung would've has a go here.  Enjoy, mates...

I'm really wanting this on T-Mo in the US. Still have my hd7. The HTC line is a great line, I just really liked the Ativ ever since they first announced it.

I am very much loud before expressing how I love Samsung ATIV S and eyeing to be my next Windows Phone device. But I just got tired of waiting and the Lumia 920 started to grow on me, the camera, the exclusive apps, everything. Now I'm leaning on getting Lumia instead of the ATIV. Sorry Samsung, it's just that you fcked up and was busy and focused too much on your Android devices.

Dude, I'm not trolling. Still loveeeeeeee my Samsung Focus Windows Phone and when I get my Lumia 920 this January, I'm gonna give this phone to my younger sister who's pretty much upset with her Blackberry :)
But on that note, I hate Samsung really for not pushing Windows Phone really hard, like what they're doing with Android, and oh, do I need to remind you "that presentation" from Samsung with too much error on it? It just reflects how much they aren't taking WP seriously :(

I Have the ativ s since is out here in canada and im not disapointed. great screen for .avi and web surfing (almost bigger as a samsung galaxy note) great storage (can use a 64gb microsd). fast and very professional look( not a kidddy nokia style) best of wp8 !!!!! and i didnt speak about battery time more than 2 days !!!!! finaly i cancel my idea of buying a tablet and a phone since ive got my ativ s.

Glad you like it Bob. I waited until November before deciding Samsung was not going to release the Ativ S anytime soon in the USA. The more high quality phones the better for wp8, and definitely the Ativ S has its supporters.

As with some folks, this was the Windows phone I REALLY wanted.  Look like I'll have to contact my friends down under.