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    Not long ago we've heard that Samsung's ATIV S, the first device announced with Windows Phone 8, was delayed and some regions shouldn't expect it this year. January 2013 seems to have been the reported availability period for the phone and after the Taiwanese announcement this was pretty much confirmed (with the exception of Samsung Canada that still believes a December 2012 timeframe was possible). According to new reports based on unnamed sources the phone has been further delayed; this time its appearance should be expected sometime in February of next year. It's already been a long ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of the iPhone 5, now carrier unlocked. Then we talk about the Samsung ATIV S and its possible release date, even after all the drama of it being the first Windows Phone 8 device to be announced. Then we go through the retail price of the Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 8, and obviously our thoughts on that price. Later our review of the Nexus 10 becomes a topic, and how well it scored. We end today's show talking about how to get Adobe Flash on Android devices launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and beyond. All this and more ...

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    There continues to be a ton of uncertainty surrounding the release of Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 handset, the ATIV S. Samsung announced the model about three months ago now, and since then there's been precious little evidence of headway towards the phone's release. We've heard some things about the ATIV S finally arriving in December, as well as some claims that we wouldn't get to see the smartphone until 2013. Today we've got two new pieces of the puzzle to examine, and unsurprisingly, they still leave us with a lot of questions. On one hand, Samsung just announced the ATIV S for ...

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    You know what happens when you get a bunch of geeks swapping hot new gadgets and talkin' tech? The Pocketnow Weekly podcast, that's what. We just hit our twentieth episode, and to celebrate, we decided to tie the podcast into our latest giveaway contest. So in addition to in-depth discussion on the Nexus 4 versus the world, the Lumia 920's camera ups and downs, and the Android-to-Windows Phone learning curve, there's something special for your ears only. Somewhere in today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly is the special hint word you need to email us at contest [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent news of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and its staggering sales figures. We then talk about the ATIV S Windows Phone and how much longer we'll have to wait for it. LG made the news again with a possible Optimus G2 and its 1080p display for 2013. Then we talk about Apple's sales results this holiday season, which continue to surprise. We end today's show talking about Microsoft, the possibility of an Apollo+ Windows Phone 8 upgrade along with the bad news of no specific date for the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade. Links: - Microsoft Working ...

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    Some Windows Phone fans may be anxiously awaiting the release of WP7.8 for existing handsets, but plenty of others are already moving on to Windows Phone 8. While they've got a selection of HTC and Nokia devices to choose from, whatever happened to the Samsung ATIV S, the very first WP8 handset to be publicly announced? We've already talked to you about some of the delays that have been facing the smartphone's release, and now it looks like we're going to have to push our expectations even further back, upon word that the ATIV S might not be arriving until next year. A couple weeks ago we ...

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    Windows Phone fans can theoretically choose between two Nokia (Lumia 920, Lumia 820), two HTC (Windows Phone 8X, Windows Phone 8S) and one Samsung model but it looks like the choice is limited to the first four devices with Samsung's own ATIV S being pushed, at least in the UK, until mid-December. Introduced in August 29 as the first device powered by Windows Phone 8, it appears to be the last among the key players on some markets. Our friends over at Clove have updated the status of the phone and if you're in the UK (or want to import it) the information will not make you happy: "first ...

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    The holiday period is always a busy one, but when you've got industry-defining products launching from literally every major manufacturer and platform-maker, it's a special Q4 indeed. That's what we're looking at with this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: from Microsoft's new Surface RT and Windows Phones, to Google's new Nexus family, to Apple's iPad Mini, there's a lot to cover. Throw in a lot of Windows 8 and Android commentary, the typically awesome helping of listener mail, and the fact that two-thirds of the podcast team have bad head colds, and you get a sweet -if stuffy- hour and a ...

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    After yesterday's Microsoft event where Windows Phone 8 was unveiled we've already seen OS ads roll out; while we extensively reviewed the platform and unboxed the HTC Windows Phone 8X as part of our review and today we're seeing Samsung push out its entire ATIV-branded product family in its latest ad. That's the ATIV Smart PC Pro tablet running full Windows 8, ATIV S Windows Phone launched at IFA and rarely seen ever since, and the ATIV TAB running the stripped-down version of Windows 8 for ARM-CPU-powered tablets, Windows RT. We've already seen the prices announced for the ATIV Smart PCs ...

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    This morning in San Francisco, Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8, the latest iteration of its smartphone operating system and the mobile companion to its new desktop OS. While it's undergone a radical change to its underpinnings, swapping out its old foundation for the same kernel and core used by its full-sized Windows 8 counterpart, the massive overhaul isn't apparent from a visual perspective. The new OS features the same minimalistic tile-based user interface we've come to know and love from Windows Phone 7, with some tweaks to tile sizes, layout, and animations. Especially ...

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    Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for Windows Phone 8 "mobile phones"; note the plural. While both the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X were listed, the retailer has taken the Lumia 920 down Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers we found the Lumia 920 on Best Buy. However, the listed price of the phone, before it was yanked, was is $149.99 with a two-year contract. What's left is the HTC Windows Phone 8X for $99.99 with the same two-year agreement ($599.99 outright) and it appears to be an 8GB flavor. There is no information on shipping or availability but with the Windows ...

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    Microsoft is set to unveil its Windows Phone 8 mobile platform on October 29 and we already have a couple of devices to choose from: Samsung ATIV S, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, HTC Windows Phone 8X, and HTC Windows Phone 8S and their carrier equivalents, to name a few. A recent Changewave research unveils that nine percent of those interviewed are inclined to purchase a Windows Phone 8. Two percent out of those find it very likely and seven percent somewhat likely. As far as the preferred OEM is concerned Samsung is leading the pack with 51% followed by Nokia's 35%; HTC is third ...

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    A Romanian and an American at a German trade show featuring Asian devices? Things just got international, ya'll. Grab some bratwurst and Bitburger and join Michael Fisher and Anton D. Nagy for the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, straight from one of the smallest hotel rooms in Berlin. This is a special-edition podcast, covering all the devices we got hands-on time with at IFA 2012! From gymnasium-level Samsung to mini-booth ASUS, we cover it all ... and share some insights on trade shows -and Germany- along the way. If that kind of international IFA intrigue sounds like something ...

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    We knew this day was coming: with Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, we're finally getting official confirmation from manufacturers about their launch handsets. The first to go on the record is Samsung, revealing the ATIV S at the IFA in Berlin. WP8 is finally bringing the platform into the present day with support for multi-core processors. As such, Samsung's hooked the ATIV S up with a 1.5GHz dual-core chip. Pair that with a gig of RAM, a nice big 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2, and an eight megapixel main camera with 1.9-megapixel front-facer, and you've got ...

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