Samsung Hits Yet Again, Unveils Stylish ATIV S, World’s First Windows 8 Phone

Samsung made its another big announcement in Berlin at the IFA 2012 by unveiling the world’s very first Windows 8 phone device, following the pronouncement of Galaxy Note II.

For those speculating about what the first dual-core Windows phone would look like, the wait has come to an end.

The Korean manufacturer took a leap ahead of its competitors and took covers off the ATIV S, a smartphone running Windows 8 Phone.

Sleek, smart, and stylish, the ATIV S, announced Samsung will sport a 4.8-inch screen and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. This super slim smartphone is just one-third of an inch in thickness.

In addition, the device also boasts of NFC and Bluetooth support and 1GB of onboard RAM. It is also packed with an 8 MP camera at the back and 1.9 MP camera at the front that would let you capture great moments easily. There is also a choice for 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. The device also has a slot for an SD card.

In head-to-head competition with Nokia and Microsoft’s Windows 8 Phone, Samsung has made this phone for both business as well as entertainment as it comes loaded with Microsoft Office applications. We have heard that the phone will come packed with hoard of Samsung apps including the Media Hub and the Music Hub for the US market.

In Windows Phone website, Ben Rudolph, Windows Phone marketing director, Microsoft wrote that the phone is designed to be thin and offers a comfortable hold with its oblong hemisphere design.

A headturner and powerful device in one, the ATIV S has an actual Windows button instead of a capacitive one.

A massive backup of 2300mAh battery will keep this phone rocking the entire day.

A true beauty, Samsung has not yet announced the availability or pricing of the ATIV S.

But yes, it did specify the color, saying that the device will be available in Marble White or Titanium Gray.

Samsung did steal the show this year at the IFA in Berlin, making announcements of a couple of new products, including three ATIV Windows tablets- two 11.6-inch tablets and a 10.1-inch tablet, both of which will run Windows operating systems. The larger tablets, the ATIV Smart PC and the Smart PC Pro are made with styluses and detachable keyboards and will run Windows 8. The ATIV Tab runs Windows RT.

The company also announced the launch of a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and has also unveiled Galaxy Player 5.8!

Despite the legal battles, Samsung has proved its worth. It’s clear that the Korean smartphone giant won’t stop by any barriers that may come its way and will continue to delight its users by making innovative and outstanding products always.… Read the rest

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