Skip to main content

Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S

 

Posted on Everything Microsoft - Latest Microsoft News, Guides, Reviews & Themes

Samsung has become the first Windows Phone manufacturer to reveal a Windows Phone 8 device, beating Nokia to the punch just days before their own joint press event with Microsoft.

The Windows Phone Blog revealed pictures and specs for the new device just ahead of Samsung’s own announcement on Thursday. The device, which appears to be modeled after the popular Samsung Galaxy S III, will feature the following specs:

  • 8.7mm brushed aluminum chassis
  • 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of onboard RAM
  • 8MP autofocus rear camera
  • 1.9MP front-facing camera
  • 16GB or 32GB storage models
  • MicroSD slot for expanded storage
  • 2300mAh battery
  • NFC (Near Field Communications)

Here’s a gallery of pictures released by Microsoft of the new handset:

1172 IMG 5525 thumb 037F65F3 148x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S 1641 IMG 5550 thumb 40EFCA7A 148x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S 4338 IMG 5530 thumb 3B8159D6 150x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S 4848 IMG 5522 thumb 4595FB01 148x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S 6675 IMG 5526 thumb 2038DB08 150x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S 6811 IMG 5542 thumb 4FD6F994 150x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S 7041 IMG 5533 thumb 1D1718ED 148x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S 8272 IMG 5535 thumb 3EA31BF1 150x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S samsung ativ s  120830161559 741 168x100 Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S

No word on pricing or availability just yet, but the author of the post, Ben Rudolph, suggests that we will be seeing more Windows Phone 8 devices to come during IFA 2012. Here’s a look at the photos put up in the blog post:

Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S was posted on Everything Microsoft - Latest Microsoft News, Guides, Reviews & Themes. If you are not reading this content in an email newsletter, it is being used without permission.


Samsung Reveals First Windows Phone 8 Device: ATIV S
Jason Lefevers
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:37:45 GMT

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Apple will disconnect ‘obsolete’ first-gen Apple TV from iTunes in May

Apple has announced today it will drop iTunes support for some older devices from May 25. This includes the first generation Apple TV, and also any PC running Windows XP or Vista. The company is introducing new security changes which will prevent those devices from using the latest version of iTunes.
Apple says that the original Apple TV is an "obsolete Apple product" and will not be updated to support security changes. Only those with the second generation of Apple TV or later will be able to access the iTunes store.
Windows XP or Vista users won't be able to use the latest version of iTunes, but older Windows computers can still use previous versions without support from Apple. Those who do so, however, won't be able to make new purchases or re-download previous purchases on that computer. If you're on on XP or Vista, you'll need to upgrade to Windows 7 or later to continue using iTunes normally.
The writing was already on the wall for these devices: Wi…

Windows 10: Microsoft retires HomeGroup

Microsoft plans to remove the HomeGroup functionality from its Windows 10 operating system. The company made the first step towards that goal in the most recent Insider Preview version of Windows 10 as it disabled it in that build.
In "a note about HomeGroup" in the release announcement of the Windows 10 Insider Build, Microsoft confirms that HomeGroup will be retired.
The company introduced HomeGroup in Windows 7 as a new option for home users to access printers, files, and media in home networks. The core idea was to assign all devices to a single HomeGroup to share access to files and printers between all devices.
It is unclear how popular the feature was and is. It is clear however that it was never the only option that Windows users had in this regard, and it was not the best either for certain use cases. You could not add Mac OS X or Linux devices to a HomeGroup for instance.
The end of HomeGroup
Easily connecting to and sharing the important pieces of your digi…

BBM Desktop is now a thing for Android BBM beta users!

With BlackBerry Blend having met an arguably early demise, folks looking to use BBM on their desktop have been out of luck. That might soon change, though, as the latest BBM beta release for Android has a BBM Desktop mode.

With BlackBerry Blend having met an arguably early demise, folks looking to use BBM on their desktop have been out of luck with no desktop application available. That will soon be changing, though, as the latest BBM beta release for Android has introduced a new way to bring BBM to your desktop.
Read More »

https://crackberry.com/bbm-desktop-now-thing-bbm-beta-users