Rumors based on “reliable sources” are not always to be trusted, but most of the times they’re spot-on. Take last week’s story about the new ETA of Samsung’s Ativ S as an example, a story that at the time wasn’t confirmed.
It was pretty obvious the source had nothing to gain from lying about the WP 8 handheld coming by the end of December, so we’re not too surprised to hear from a Samsung spokesperson on the matter. According to the official, “the product will be available by the end of this year”.
An exact release date is still unknown, though, based on another fresh report, Samsung should leave us enough space to buy this big guy before Christmas. We’re not ones to usually speculate, but with dummy units hitting Bell stores in Canada, a launch early next week is definitely on the cards.
In the States the Ativ S is rumored to be coming exclusively to Verizon as the Samsung Odyssey, while pricing could range from $80 to $150 on contract and $550 to $650 unlocked both in the US and Canada.