Rogers and Microsoft detail Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 suite of devices including Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Daniel Bader

October 19, 2012 9:00am

Rogers and Microsoft are jointly launching a few new products today, as well as some that have already been announced.

We already knew that Rogers was bringing us the Nokia Lumia 920 — exclusively — and the HTC 8X in both 8GB and 16GB variants. Then there’s the Samsung ATIV S, which we’ve yet to see in any real capacity.

Rogers is also announcing exclusive access to the ATIV Smart PC tablet, a Windows 8 tablet running Intel’s new Clover Trail CPU, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, a 11.6-inch 1366×768 screen, and 8MP/2MP camera combos. The Smart PC tablet will run on the Rogers LTE network.

They’re also launching a number of new Rogers-focused apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, including the ubiquitous My Account app for Windows 8 tablets; Rogers Anyplace TV Live for Windows Phone 8; and Rogers Anyplace TV on Demand for Windows 8 Tablets. Channels on demand include CityTV, TMN, CBC, W Network, Teletoon and others.

Then there’s Rogers One Number, which has become a mainstay feature on both mobile and desktop. This app is coming to both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 platforms.

We’ll have more details for you in terms of prices and availability in the coming weeks, and stay tuned for a hands-on with some of these Windows devices.

Via: CNW

  • iphoneee

    I see apple maps in Windows phone :D

    • Richard

      what?

  • Netbug

    Is the ATIV Smart PC tablet a Windows 8 or Windows RT?

    I would assume it’s RT. They’re quite different.

    • Pete

      Smart PC is Windows 8, not RT. The Ativ TAB will be RT, but won’t be coming this year, from what I understand.

    • Daniel Bader

      The tablet PC is a Windows 8 tablet running x86 Intel Clover Trail.

    • blackprince

      Any Windows Tablet with an Intel chip will always be running Windows 8. Windows RT only runs on ARM chips.

  • HighClassFrenchCricket

    I don’t think anyone cares about Roger’s bloat ware. The first question people will have is ‘why is this garbage on my phone’, followed by ‘how do I remove this garbage from my phone’?

    • Ron Mexico

      Don’t forget “why am I using this garbage network to serve my wireless needs?”

    • Sean

      As it is a windows phone you can remove whatever apps you want

    • Francis Thibault

      well at least with WP8 and WP7 you can remove it not like some other OS…

    • blackprince

      All it takes is a simple long press in the app list, press delete and GONE!

  • Brett

    Now get us some Release dates on these Windows phones so I can start saving!

    The 8X Will probably be my windows phone of choice mainly because HTC worked so well for me on Android. Will definitely be looking to Nokia for a good windows device as well. But in the end I will be picking up whatever gets the most positive criticism.

  • Danny

    Please find out about Lumia 920 color options!!!!

  • No BBM

    There’s no BBM on it. FAIL!

    • wtv

      BBM and all the BlackBerry ecosystem sucks. Absolute pure utter horse s**t.

  • Miroslav Satan

    If the PC is SIM locked to Rogers, no thanks.

  • Bilal

    I wonder if Rogers is going to integrate Rogers One into the WP8 OS, like Skype is… Microsoft kept integration open to all VoIP providers, not just Skype.