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ATIV S could be unveiled at IFA 2012

Samsung may still be in shock over its $1.05B loss to Apple in a U.S. court, but that isn't stopping the company with moving forward with fresh new products. Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system has been treading water in the smartphone space for well over a year, but Samsung is hoping to liven things up with a sleek, fresh entry to the fray.
The Samsung ATIV S features an 8.7mm brushed aluminum chassis and will come packing a 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and an 8MP rear camera. For those that actually bother using the front-facing camera, that unit dials in at 1.9MP.

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There will be both 16GB and 32GB models made available to the public, and a microSD slot will also be included if you choose to expand storage on your own. A generous 2300mAh battery is included to ensure that you have enough juice to last through the day.
You can check out more pictures and thoughts on the Samsung ATIV S on the Windows Phone Blog.

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The launch date for Windows Phone 8 will likely be announced next week.

Sources: The Verge, Windows Phone Blog

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what's missing?
By Captain Awesome on 8/29/2012 12:57:37 PM , Rating: 2
What apps and functionality is WP7 missing?

RE: what's missing?
By Jeffk464 on 8/29/2012 4:15:18 PM , Rating: 2
Thats not really how I look at it, its what does it offer me over Jelly Bean.

RE: what's missing?
By Paj on 8/30/2012 7:17:20 AM , Rating: 2
Its just missing a robust ecosystem in general. Developers are generally developing for Android and iPhone, and ignoring other platforms because it doesn't make sense to spend resources on developing for them - too much overhead for too small a reward.

Anyone who has an app will definitely have an iphone app, and usually an Android one as well. They may have a Blackberry app (although this will change), and then WP is usually last.

RE: what's missing?
By Myrandex on 9/5/2012 12:10:49 PM , Rating: 2
There are plenty of WP7 apps out there. It just depends on what apps you use. With 100,000 available, it is pretty easy to find a good number of nicely created and usable apps. Many big ones are out there on along with other phones too, and I've even read articles about how generally they look and perform better on WP than other platforms.

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