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£380 Samsung ATIV S: A Windows Phone 8 device aimed at businesses

The Order sells the Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, also known as the I8750, for £380. The phone is a SIM Free model, comes with all the accessories and two year warranty.

The device was the first Windows Phone 8 to break cover back in September in IFA and is essentially a Galaxy S3 that has been squeezed in the chassis of a Galaxy S2 handset.

It packs a dual-core system-on-chip from Qualcomm, the MSM8960, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 4.8in 1,280 x 720 pixel display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth plus a number of Samsung’s own services like Family Story or ChatOn.

We expect Samsung to launch at least one more Ativ smartphone at Mobile World Congress or at one of its unpacked events. There are currently only six Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the UK; three from Nokia (620, 820 and 920), two from HTC (8s and 8x) and one from Samsung.

Huawei and ZTE are the two other major smartphones manufacturers which will, in all probability, unveil Windows Phone 8 handsets in the first half of the year, possibly at MWC later this month.