Samsung First to Announce Windows Phone 8 Device
With the recent news of patent issues with Apple and a $1.05B payout looming to the iPhone maker, Samsung needed to release some good news. Today at the IFA event in Germany, the mobile maker announced its new ATIV S utilizing the Windows Phone 8 platform.
The new phone, which includes some solid new features, is the first to announce the Microsoft platform. The device sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 8-megapixel-rear facing and 1.9 megapixel front facing cameras, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB of RAM.
The phone will come in a 16 and 32GB version and includes a 2300mAh battery which will power the device and has the specs to provide longer battery life than competitive products. Corning’s Gorilla glass has been used for the glass, which is a damage resistant material and will be a welcome for accident-prone users.
No release details or pricing has been made public and features of the Windows Phone 8 platform are yet to be announced. With the now tarnished reputation that Samsung holds it will be interesting to see how the company is impacted in future product sales. Windows Phone has not gained the mass popularity of the iPhone or Droid operating systems but with the release of the new Windows platform it will be up to consumers to decide if the platform will be a success.