One might expect Nokia
to be first to announce a full series of Windows 8 devices. After all, it sold out to Microsoft
in order to ditch Symbian and allow its Lumia hardware to run nothing but Windows Phone. But, it seems that isn't the case. This week, Samsung introduced the first Windows Phone 8 product: the ATIV S. It's a really stunning phone, fairly simplistic in design but classy nonetheless. It's boasting an 8.7mm aluminum chassis, a 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display (using Gorilla Glass 2), a 1.5GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP autofocusing rear camera and a 1.9MP front camera. There's an option between 16GB and 32GB of storage, along with a 2300mAh battery. It has been some time since Samsung cranked out a Windows Phone device, and it's possible that WP8 will be a make-or-break OS for the company.
It clearly poured a lot of hard word into the design of this one, and it'll obviously be watching sales of it versus those Galaxy Android phones as the future unfolds. This, combined with forthcoming Nokia phones, will be WP8's best shot at snagging away market share.