New Samsung phone looks to Windows

2012-08-30 09:28

Berlin - Samsung has unveiled a new phone running the Windows 8 operating system.

Samsung unveiled the ATIV S in Berlin which runs the mobile operating system from Microsoft.

It comes days after Samsung suffered a costly defeat in a patent dispute with Apple in the US.

The South Korean company has been ordered to pay Apple over $1bn in a patent lawsuit and Apple has sought an injunction against Samsung devices in the US.

Samsung also announced an update to its Galaxy Note and a camera based on Google's Android operating system.

The 16 megapixel camera was presented at the IFA tech show in Berlin on Wednesday.

Samsung's Galaxy Camera has features previously restricted to smartphones or tablet computers such as photo organising, photo sharing and voice control.

Samsung says the devices will be available in many countries from the end of October.

  • lydonmcg - 2012-08-30 10:10

    How informative...two sentences related to the actual phone. Thanks for that.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-08-30 10:35

    It seems NOKIA is not going to be able to pull itself out of the downward spiral it started a decade ago, very sad that they placed profit and name above development and relied on a badly outdated platform for to long after its sell by date, add to that their failure with the Lumia range which within a month of release was already outdated to the point where is cannot support windows 8 upgrades. a sad farewell to a brand that respected and preferred over any other. Hi SAMSUNG, you looking pretty today!.....want to go somewhere for a drink?

      lydonmcg - 2012-08-30 11:10

      That's the case for all Windows Phone 7 phones...not just Nokias. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing the Windows Phone 8 range.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-30 11:18

      Nokia will release their new phone next year with Windows 8, by that time they would have already placed themselves in front of the rest. The Lumia is not THAT much of a failure, it was just that they released it at the wrong time with the wrong platform. Had they waited for Windows8 that might have been too late as well as people would have still thought they were trying to play catch up. I think we will see the rise of Nokia again next year.

  • adrian.tyler - 2012-08-30 10:36

    I think this might just work, at least I will have a backup if I lose faith in Android (probably never).

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-08-30 10:42

    Ha, and everyone laughed at Nokia when they went Windows... Can't wait to rub this in the face of my boss... Him and his Samsung Hemroid.. :)

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-08-30 12:01

      Up to now, all Windows OS's for phones sucked - they nearly put HTC out of business before they wisely decided to switch to Android. Your boss was right, at the time anyways. We'll have to wait and see if M$ got it right this time...

  • andynct - 2012-08-30 11:56

    Samsung has always had windows phone. But they haven't sold. Maybe this one is different?

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  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-30 16:53

    If Samsung isn't trying to copy Apple, they're after Windows. At least by coping Apple, they were copying class.

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