Samsung ATIV S available for preorder in the Netherlands
Just a few days ago Samsung announced the new ATIV S Windows Phone and today, we are seeing it available for pre-order. Granted the 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screened Windows Phone is available for pre-order in the Netherlands. But it's a start.
PDAShop.nl is listing the 16GB version of the ATIV S for € 549 (about $690 US) with the delivery date listed as unknown. Subscription services are available through T-Mobile Europe, Vodaphone and other local carriers.
While the € 549 price may seem to be a bit on the high side, the Nokia Lumia 900 is priced at € 489. The pre-order price may be in the ball park but keep in mind that with Windows Phone 8 still a couple months away, things can change.
Update: It appears the listing for the Samsung ATIV S has been updated. The subscription options were T-Mobile (Europe), Vodaphone, Tele 2 and MTV Mobile. Not sure why but now the subscription options for T-Mobile and Vodaphone have been removed.
Source: PDAShop.nl (opens in new tab); Thanks, LivinginaBox, for the tip!
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This sudden change in Samsung's mind tells me that they are super scared of Apple's court case. Also Google didn't defend Samsung at all so Samsung may reduce Android production significantly. Also, there is nothing new, Samsung phones were already in the market when Nokia launched its Lumia line and beat Samsung. People who own Lumia line are happy with Nokia's platform committment and enormous support for its brand. At least, I wouldn't touch Samsung phone with 10 foot pole even though I am glad that they are backing windows phones with more force than before.
In holland almost all phones are sold unlocked in electronic stores. 75% of all popular new handsets come to all major carriers. And this prices is around the galaxy s3 and cheaper than the iphone.
i'd love if Lumia 900 owners like myself get some kind of discount on the next flagship. But i don't see any reason why they should do it. They didnt broke any promises. Also, i'll upgrade either way. Next Lumia flagship will be miiiine
@wpcentral: it's vodaFone
I can't tell if the glass actually has a curve to it or if thats just the way it was polished at the bezzel