Nokia and HTC are currently flying the flag for Windows Phone 8 and doing a pretty good job of getting the new OS off to a solid start. The Nokia Lumia 920 for example has reportedly been selling out across various global markets, while the HTC 8X continues to draw impressive acclaim from all corners.
However, it now appears that the third major entrant to the Windows Phone 8 campaign will be a little late joining the party, as reports suggest that the Samsung Ativ S release date has been pushed back to early 2013. Samsung has of course already announced the device and its arrival is a given, though it seems the Ativ S will not be hitting the shelves before the end of the year as originally expected.
According to the latest round of reports and rumors, the Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone release date has been rescheduled for the final week of the year – not exactly the best side of Christmas to enjoy the maximum benefit of Holiday sales. In addition, should the 52nd week release date represent the time at which the Ativ S will start shipping, chances are it won’t actually be in many buyers’ hands until the beginning of January.
Samsung has thus far remained remarkably quiet on the subject of the Ativ S, having failed to clarify any launch details since its unveiling back in August.
We do however know what to expect from the Samsung Ativ S in terms of key specs and features, which include the same stunning 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display as the one currently found on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Some have suggested that this is in fact the exact reason why the Ativ S release date has been delayed, as Samsung continues to focus the majority its component supply efforts on its biggest seller of all.