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    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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    "The next big thing is already here." The slogan, emblazoned on billboards and tee-shirts across the globe, was Samsung's go-to-market buzzphrase for the launch of its 2012 superphone, the Galaxy S III. It reflects the scope of that massive rollout, perhaps the largest in Android history, and the ambitious aspirations of the company behind it. The buzz and bombast of that device's unveiling -and, more recently, that of the Galaxy Note II- underscored the cocksure attitude of a company that knew it had a hit on its hands. Samsung, the globe's leading handset vendor, was on top of the world, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through our initial coverage of the much-anticipated Samsung ATIV S. Then we go through more Samsung news, only that this time with some unexpected, and not-so-stellar Galaxy Grand announcement. Then we talk about the HTC M7 leaks along with the bad news that the HTC Butterfly won't reach Europe. Google makes the news afterwards as their Play Store fills our Christmas hopes with lots of deals until January 1st 2013. We end today's show talking about Nokia's plans to bring Windows Phone 7.8 to previous Lumia devices, and the news aren't good. All this ...

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    As far as Windows Phone is concerned, they're the kings of their respective brands. One is a sculpted polycarbonate nugget of technology with an emphasis on form over function; the other is a comparatively conservative slab of faux metal, bearing the most user-accessible customizability we've seen in the premium Windows Phone 8 space. But will an expandable memory card slot, removable battery, and giant display be enough to put the Samsung ATIV S over the top in the battle with the incumbent heavyweight of the Windows Phone 8 space, the Nokia Lumia 920? Or will its lean custom app ...

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    It was the first Windows Phone 8 device to officially break cover, but in a strange twist of circumstance, it's turned out to be (presumably) the last major Windows Phone release of 2012. Coming in behind the HTC Windows Phones and Nokia's Lumia family, we recently asked whether the ATIV S was still worth waiting for. That's a question we won't be able to answer in full until the completion of our review process, but that's a procedure we can get started on right now. That's because, thanks to the fine folks at Samsung, an ATIV S just showed up at our door. Follow along with us as we unbox ...

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    Products sometimes hit the market later than expected. That's true in any field, and the world of mobile technology is no exception. We've seen countless delayed smartphones and tablets -including the just-launched HTC One VX, hitting shelves much later than anticipated- so at first glance all the fuss about the ATIV S seems a little like an overreaction. That is, until you look at the device in context. The ATIV S is a significant entrant into the Windows Phone 8 space. It's the first Windows Phone device with a 4.8-inch display. Its ATIV branding (new though it is) connotes a high-end ...

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    A little earlier today we learned that, contrary to what all the nay-sayers would have us believe, Samsung's premiere Windows Phone 8 entry, the ATIV S, would arrive this year after all, with sales starting later this week. Even if the phone won't be coming to carriers near you in the immediate future, that needn't keep you from getting your hands on the smartphone, as we've just caught wind of the first independent retailers announcing their own plans for the ATIV S, along with its Windows 8 tablet cousin, the ATIV Tab. UK-based retailer Clove will have both the ATIV S and ATIV Tab ...

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    With all the back and forth regarding the launch of the Samsung ATIV S -- otherwise the first Windows Phone 8 device ever officially announced, apparently the last on the shelves -- it is reassuring to hear some good news if you are a fan of the platform and of the South Korean manufacturer. Samsung still promised a 2012 launch of the phone -- and it appeared recently on T-Mobile Austria -- and it looks like our neighbors in Canada will be the lucky ones, if this report is to be believed. According to the leak above, Friday, December 14, 2012 is the day you should be able to snatch one ...

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    Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the Samsung ATIV S -- the first Windows Phone 8 announced -- the manufacturer has published two new videos starring the phone which, as far as we can wrap our hands around the situation, will be available in some countries this month, in others in January, and worldwide in February. Nonetheless, if you are interested in official Samsung videos about the design and software of the phone, as well as the social media and camera aspects of the ATIV S, you should check out the videos below. They don't bring too much to the table and certainly nothing that ...

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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". ...

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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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