I own two Windows Phones – an HTC 7 Mozart and a Nokia Lumia 710 which I bought yesterday. I do know that current Windows Phone devices will not be upgraded to the latest installation (WP8) due to some huge changes with its underlying code but that didn’t stop me from getting a Lumia 710. I’m still pretty much excited about WP8 and am willing to shell out some cash on a PureView-enabled Lumia if ever one gets announced next week or within the next few months. Samsung beat them to it though by being the first to announce their flagship Windows Phone 8 device – enter the Samsung Ativ S. Drum roll please!
The Ativ S’s design looks pretty neat and professional. I can see business users who prefer the Windows Phone 8 route wanting one. It’s dressed in beautiful brushed aluminum. The front boasts a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution protected by a thin slab of Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Imaging is provided by an 8 megapixel main shooter and a 1.9 megapixel front camera. Beauty isn’t just skin-deep though as the Ativ S sports some nice specs under the hood. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, a gigabit of RAM, a rather beefy 2,300mAh batter, and will come with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Of course, we’ve got that Windows Phone 8 compatible MicroSD slot as well if you so need it.
Microsoft and Nokia are rumored to be announcing at least two new phones in the Lumia lineup on their press conference next week (September 5). I’m glad I have glimpsed upon a real Windows Phone 8 device now but I’m also quite excited to find out what Nokia has hiding in their sleeve.