Samsung Windows phone ATIV S unveiled at Berlin show

first_imgThe South Korean company Samsung has become the first handset maker to announce a smartphone using Microsoft’s latest mobile software. The company made a brief announcement at a Berlin electronics show on Wednesday.The announcement came amid expectations that smartphone maker companies may turn increasingly to Windows devices after a US jury decided many of Samsung’s Google Android-based phones infringed Apple Inc patents.According to reports, the ailing Finnish mobile firm Nokia, once the world’s leading producer of phones, is also expected to unveil its new Lumia line of smartphones using Windows Phone 8 in New York on September 5.Samsung’s new phone called ATIV S — tacked onto the end of a long news conference in Berlin that focused on other products — is likley to elevate expectations for the Lumia. Samsung’s ATIV S Windows phone sports a high-end 4.8-inch display, Corning “Gorilla” glass, and an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, Microsoft posted on its official blog on Wednesday.In a blog posting, Microsoft executive Ben Rudolph reportedly said that Samsung’s Windows-based smartphone marks the first in a “big lineup of new hardware” from the South Korean company based on Microsoft’s software.Earlier in June, Microsoft had given a preview of its Windows Phone 8 software and had promised the first phones would be on the market by the autumn.Windows Phone 8 is reportedly built on the same core code as Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8, which will run on tablets and PCs, is scheduled to launch on October 26.Samsung said the ATIV phone would hit stores in the October-November period but did not give an exact start date.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img

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