Surprise! Samsung Announces First Windows 8 Phone, Ativ S

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Master__shake

hope that's not a rectangle with rounded corners...

oh wait it's a windows phone...Apple won't care...you know not being Android and all.

looks kool though.

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ZX9RDan89

Looking forward to seeing how it compares to the Galaxy S3. Although, I had a WinMoFo7 phone for work and I hated using it.

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JustCofox

Now the real test...Having a version for all the major US carriers and not just AT&T.

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Insurgence

I'm all for a phone that feels sturdy and solid, but if I can avoid having it feel like a brick in my pocket, I will be more than happy to.

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Peanut Fox

I'm interested. How big is the battery, is it removable, and will there be an LTE version.

While I've have several Android phones over the years, and the prolific application and modding community has worked well for me, there are a few things that really bug me about the platform, and I've been looking at the WP option since it launched. The only thing it really lacks is the app support that both Google and Apple already have. Unifying Metro across all their platforms will probably hurt the desktop, but could do a lot to help Windows Phone.

EDIT: It's got a 2300mAh battery. It looks removable. All it needs is a built in retractable stand.

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Hey.That_Dude

2300 mAh. It's in the link.
Only way it's not LTE is if it's for T-mobile.

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Peanut Fox

Good point. I forgot that ATT and Sprint had made the switch. I found it funny that ATT had decided to roll with HSPA+ and let Verizon get a jump on next generation technology.

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carage

Finally, Windows Phone systems allow storage expansion

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loozer

Why does this phone with a crap OS get an aluminum body, while the SGSIII has a plasticky back....

Oh well, I'm not too crazy about a dense iphone-like ingot in my pocket.

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hk1777

You can buy a Metal battery back replacement for the SGS3 for about $15

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