Confirmed: Bell to release the Samsung ATIV S on December 14th

Ian Hardy

December 11, 2012 7:03pm

This about sums it all up. The Samsung ATIV S was first Windows Phone 8 device to be announced, but last to be released. This Galaxy S III reminiscent device will finally make it’s way to Canadian soil on Friday, December 14th. We’re hearing similar availability from all carriers like Rogers and TELUS, but the above screenshot is from Bell’s internal system. The prices, as expected, will be $79.95 on a 3-year and $599.95 outright. In the meantime of this WP8 becoming available make sure you have a gander at our hands-on here.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • Dave


  • Shann

    Agreed. It was the first announced Windows Phone 8 device and the last to reach market. I hope the benefits of the larger screen, removable battery, and SD slot outweigh some of the benefits of the Nokia. The Nokia is a slick phone and the GPS is awesome (from what I have read). Any idea of how good the GPS / navigation will be for the Ativ?

  • BBM

    One of the slickest looking devices on the market.

  • TrickyD

    Great! My girlfriend has been waiting to upgrade and wanted WP8. No Lumia 920 on Bell is really a shame as we both really Nokia, but what can you do.

    • ThxMAD

      In the UK, the Lumia 920 will no longer be exclusive to EE starting January 2013, so, I personally prefer to wait until after Christmas, hoping that the same thing happens in Canada and the Rogers exclusive ends.

  • Mark

    Awful idea, no nexus 4 but this crap

  • ToxicTaZ