Samsung ATIV S Canadian launch slightly delayed, now expected mid-December

Ian Hardy

November 29, 2012 11:01am


The current selection of Windows Phone 8 devices in Canada are the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X. There’s no concrete sales numbers yet, but according to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, “Windows Phone 8 has been on sale for a few weeks and is off to a great start.”

The device that’s missing from the group is Samsung’s ATIV S. This was scheduled to arrive in Canada via several carriers “in November.” However, for some unknown reason, the WP8 device has been met with a slight delayed release. We reached out to Samsung Canada and they stated in an email to us that “We are committed to launch the ATIV S nationally, on Rogers, Bell and TELUS, as well as Sasktel. We are planning to ship to carriers in early December, and should have supply at stores by mid month.”

It’s expected that the ATIV S will range in price on a 3-year between $129 and $149, plus come in at the $600 no-term price.

  • WP74Life

    I can’t wait!

  • Brad F(anboy)

    Seriously? Which Bell devices have NOT been delayed lately?

  • Sean

    As a telus customer I would much prefer the L920 or WP8X

    • BB King

      Sean – I completely agree. I think Telus dropped the ball by passing on the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8x in favor of just the Samsung Ativ S

    • Uncle Miltie

      Couldn’t agree more. Held a 920 at Bestbuy a few days ago…such a nice looking phone. Of course this was after the rep figured out what I was looking for and literally dug it out of a cupboard.

    • Juan

      Rogers signed an exclusive agreement with Nokia on the Lumia 920

  • monsterduc1000

    I’m sure 1.7% of smartphone owners are very disappointed =D

  • Lee

    I don’t care about the ATIV S anymore, it’s OLD news. You don’t need repeat a hundred posts about a phone that launched months ago and is the least attractive of Windows Phones. If you did this all the time, the whole site would be an unusable polluted mess promoting $99 no contract Huawei phones.

    Tell me something about the Microsoft Surface Windows Phone, being assembled by Foxconn, and to be released for sale Mid-2013

  • gwydionjhr

    If they do make it mid December that will still be well ahead of the states. I believe the Ativ S or Odyssey has been pushed back to January there.

    Seriously though, where is Telus with Nokia devices?

    • Spinmaster

      They just removed the Lumia 810 at $530 (After selling 34 units) and they put the Lumia 610 at $130 on prepaid….or $0 if you sign with TELUS for 3years!
      S/

  • Bravo

    Please KGB censors, do not send me to your gulag. I am so afraid for my family, of your iron Microsoft fist that is not small, nor soft.

  • Sgt.Romanov

    All recent phone launches have been a disaster , from the Nexus 4 to the windows8 phones

  • errrrrik

    by the time we can actually buy an Samsung Ativ S…the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be already available ……!

  • skazzers

    Strange…. it appears that this article may actually be….

    About a phone!!!

  • Ron Mexico

    After the Note 2 release failure, seems Samsung can’t launch a device on time anymore. Pretty bad for a company of their stature.

  • BigBear

    Almost considering picking up the htc8x from bell now. The source is advertising it as already available but no locations I had called physically had it. Came online today only to find this article…

  • ToxicTaZ

    “We are committed to launch the ATIV S nationally, on Rogers, Bell and TELUS, as well as Sasktel. We are planning to ship to carriers in early December, and should have supply at stores by mid month.”

    So I should get my ATIV S week 50 or week 51…so it make this phone 2-3 weeks late!

    ATIV S is my WP8 :)

  • 8675309

    I remember fs/bb already advertised it on their site yet it didn’t exist yet for Rogers & what’s the deal with it having 11gb of storage. After buying my dvp unbranded/unlocked I’d rather buy it elsewhere where they can offer it that way & with 32gb storage

  • AvgJoe

    This or 920?

  • Ric

    Looks like Bell will be pricing the ATIV S at $79.95(reduced from 129.95) with a 3 year contract, as per the flyer I got in the mail. It is listed at $599.95 with no contract.