For those of you holding off on purchasing a new Windows Phone 8 handset until the Samsung ATIV S arrives, it looks like you could be waiting until 2013. The Samsung ATIV S was the first WP8 device to be unveiled and it looks like it’ll be the last of the launch devices to hit the market. According to SamMobile, the device will begin shipping in week 52 of this year and carry on into 2013.
So what’s up with the delay? There’s been a lot of speculation and rumors about Samsung’s production process, but many believe that the ATIV S display is the main cause of the holdup. The display in the ATIV S is identical to that in the Galaxy S3, so Samsung could be short on parts and is focusing on the cash cow that is Android instead of working on WP8 in the shortage.
[via Trusted Reviews]