The Samsung Ativ S is the first Windows Phone 8 -
September 3, 2012
When writing smartphone reviews nothing has been more exciting and full of anticipation than when new technology is developed. With the Samsung Windows Phone 8 Ativ S, the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, you get to finally see what Microsoft's mobile platform can do. The Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen (made with Gorilla Glass 2) making it appealing to those who are already accustomed to larger smartphones. It runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
The 8 megapixel rear camera (with LED Flash, auto-focus and camcorder) and 1.9 megapixel front camera of the Samsung Ativ S only add to the socializing capabilities making it highly desired for those who share their pictures and make video calls. You can now capture 1080p video. It also has the ability to transfer media via NFC (Near Field Communication), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The new features of the Windows Phone 8 mobile platform include:
Improved NFC sharing
Improved Wallet security
Improved hardware support for games
Nokia NAVTEQ Maps (Turn-by-turn navigation)
Live Tiles can be sized by the user
128-bit BitLocker file encryption
Improved MS Office integration
Windows Phone 7 applications compatibility
Larger screen size support
Expandable memory support
OTA (over-the-air) updates
The Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be available with 16GB or 32GB of internal memory with support for microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards up to 64GB. It is powered by a 2300 mAh battery, connects at HSPA+42 (T-Mobile) and measures 5.40 inches (H) x 2.77 inches (W) x 0.34 inches (D).
If you are currently an owner of a Windows Phone, you should be aware that there will be an update, Windows Phone 7.8, that may be available for your smartphone. Windows Phone 8 will not be available as an update for existing Windows Phone users.
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