Well look here, it’s the first Windows Phone 8 handset to go official. Samsung’s Ativ S has all the trimmings of a premium smartphone, including a 4.8-inch 720p disdplay, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a slim design with an aluminum chassis. Other specs include 1 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB of storage and a microSD slot. Basically, this is the Galaxy S III’s guts with a new design and Microsoft’s operating system inside. Works for me.
Coming Soon: 15 Interesting Phones, Tablets and Hybrids
The summer tech drought is over and gadget makers have come out swinging with Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids, Android tablets and high-powered smartphones. Here's the most interesting new gear announced at the IFA 2012 show in Berlin.
Samsung Ativ S (Windows Phone 8)
- Asus Vivo Tabs (Windows 8 and RT)
- Dell XPS 10 (Windows RT)
- Dell XPS 12 Duo (Windows 8)
- HP Envy X2 (Windows 8)
- Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 (Windows 8)
- Samsung Tablets (Windows 8 and RT)
- Sony Xperia Tablet S (Android)
- Sony Vaio Duo 11 (Windows 8)
- Toshiba U925t (Windows 8)
- LG Optimus G (Android)
- Samsung Ativ S (Windows Phone 8)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (Android)