Samsung ATIV S Neo now available at Sprint for $149
It was only the other day when we looked at Sprint announcing the Samsung ATIV S Neo, stating the Windows Phone would be available Friday 16th. Today's the day and the handset is now listed on the Sprint website, available for order. Priced at $149.99 with a 2-year agreement (new line or eligible upgrade), the Samsung ATIV S Neo brings a premium experience to the US network.
This price is including a mail-in rebate reward card, but $150 for a high-end smartphone is a solid price for those on Sprint who have eagerly waited for such a Windows Phone to launch. Running Windows Phone 8, the Samsung ATIV S Neo also supports 4G connectivity and comes with numerous other goodies.
So, who's picking one up?
Source: Sprint; thanks, AlexanderJJJ, for the tip!
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This phone is just a dumbed down version of the ATIV S, which is a better looking version of a 16 month old phone (GS3). If the ATIV S was available at launch of WP8 in the states I prob would have picked it up over Nokia. But because there was no USA support, I got a Nokia 920 and have never looked back. I am glad to support the titan of WP.
So does that answer your original question?
But you probably didn't know that. You likely just came in to comment in order to shit on Samsung and tout Nokia fanboyism. If anything, you should be happy that the Windows Phone platform is growing and expanding, not trying to exclude certain manufacturers. God, people like you are getting really annoying.
While I have nothing negative to say about Nokia or their products, I find the fan boy mentality that prevails here a bit much sometimes. Give credit where credit is due...the ATIV is a very capable Windows Phone.