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The first official Windows Phone 8 to be seen in public isn’t from Nokia, but from Samsung.  While Nokia and Microsoft have been at the drawing table working out a plan to compete with Android and iOS, Samsung has been silently adding to the effort by developing the Ativ S.  

The first official Windows Phone 8 to be seen in public isn’t from Nokia, but from Samsung.  While Nokia and Microsoft have been at the drawing table working out a plan to compete with Android and iOS, Samsung has been silently adding to the effort by developing the Ativ S (among others). 

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There may not be a multi-billion dollar Windows Phone 8 agreement between Samsung and Microsoft, but apparently that doesn’t matter.  The South Korean tech giant has already claimed the title of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it is working on a lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices.

The Ativ S has components that just scream 'Galaxy S II with updated S III styling and components'.  Under the brushed aluminum body lies a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM to power Microsoft’s latest phone OS.

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A 4.8’’ Super AMOLED display takes up much of the front side, and for added durability, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glasses on both sides.  The dimension of the phone comes in at 137.2×70.5×8.7mm, and it’s notable to point out that an 8.7mm thick smartphone is quite nice on the pocket.  Rounding things up, the Ativ S has a 2300mAh battery to keep the lights on.

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Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices, codenamed “Phi” and “Arrow”, are expected to make their debut in just a few days at an NYC media event on September 5. Even though Samsung stole some of Nokia’s thunder, the Finnish-based company did not swell up with bitterness, but rather it “welcomed” Samsung back to Windows Phone. 

Nokia employees were spotted at the IFA holding up signs stating: “Samsung: Nokia welcomes you back to Windows Phone.”

 Samsung edges out Nokia with the first Windows Phone 8 device

Source: Windows Steam Blog