Samsung Still Adamant: ATIV S Arrives This Year

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Does anyone really know what’s going on with the Samsung ATIV S at this point? The earliest-announced Windows Phone model’s retail debut has been a subject of much debate over the past few months. First it’s delayed, and then it’s not, and we just heard yesterday that the phone might not even show its face until February 2013. Once again, Samsung is having to speak out to confirm its plans to release the phone before the year’s out.

This time, it was WPCentral that managed to get Samsung’s ear, where the manufacturer confirmed that the ATIV S is still scheduled for the “end of the year”. Frustratingly, Samsung once again has managed to attempt to debunk all these rumors without going into the sort of detail we’d need on just where the phone will go up for sale, and when, that would provide some actual ammunition against all this uncertainty.

Stores in some nations are already displaying ATIV S cardboard cutouts in anticipation of the phone’s arrival. Leaving those out for too long is going to start making Samsung look pretty bad, so we hope it manages to follow-through with its plans.

Source: WPCentral

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!