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Sprint’s summer lineup is heating up. On Friday, they launch the Samsung ATIV S Neo, their second Windows Phone 8 smartphone of the year. The phone will cost $150 with a two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate.
The first Windows Phone 8 device from Sprint with international roaming capabilities, the ATIV S Neo sports a 4.8-inch HD display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD memory card slot, and 2,000mAh lithium-ion removable battery. The phone also features ATIV Beam, which uses NFC for sharing photos, music, and videos with other Windows Phone 8 smartphones and some Android devices.
It has an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera for video chat. Designed to appeal to casual shutterbugs, the phone comes with a bunch of preloaded photo apps, including Beauty Shot for smoother looking skin in headshots, Manga Camera for turning friends and family into cartoons, and Photo Editor for editing, fixing up, and sharing your pics.
So head over to a Sprint store and give the Samsung ATIV S Neo a test drive. You’ll find more info on Sprint’s website.
not available at Sprint store. No word on why it is not available or when it will be made available.
Hi, the phone has an excellent structure. Reasonable for its price. But the design does not fit with the operating system.
I don't know who is worse at keeping up with the technology in the Cell phone industry... Sprint or Microsoft it's a real toss up for LAST PLACE!
Good news more companies making wp8
devices, this means more choice and a good
competitive market. The phone looks excellent
Also, I am going to Best Buy to avoid the lame Mail in rebate.
Same frustration here in Atlanta. No phones in the stores...they instead tried to push the HTC One deal. (Bogo)
Their announcement clearly states SPRINT STORES (see below) would have it available as of August 14th. I spent several hours calling several stores in the location and every single one of them stated that it has been delayed for a week. More than half of them haven't even heard there would be a phone release. I ended up having to order online. Sprint has NOT released any updates after the initial 7.5 update. They always try to claim it's HTC's fault but the HTC HD7 PRO (European version) has the update and obviously MS released the update. Windows Phone support for sprint is lacking and someone needs to push them into the right direction.
"Samsung ATIV S™ Neo will be available in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1, on Friday, Aug. 16, for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1."
Updated. Every other store will let you know that it's been delayed. Even though it was announced 2 days ago that they will sell it in stores. Been waiting 2.5 years to upgrade from this HTC Arrive that never received the update to fix the keyboard bug. I am very disappointed with Sprint at this point.
Called 3 different sprint stores already. It's almost noon. None of them have any in stock. Will keep this updated.
I'm sure the phone is good but it does not look appealing and looks nothing like what Samsung could do if it really wanted to do something amazing for the phone operating system. I would prefer you guys convince Sprint and Nokia to partner up so I can get a Nokia phone.