Samsung is rumored to be working on a Windows Phone handset, dubbed as the Samsung Ativ SE, destined for Verizon. We’ve seen the handset getting leaked a number of press renders, and now, we have another missing piece of the puzzle: the price and availability of the handset in the US.
According to WPCentral, citing their own unnamed source, Samsung Ativ SE will hit Verizon shelves begining April 18th, which is almost two weeks after Build 2014, with an estimated off-contract price of $599. Unfortunately, the source didn’t mention anything about the on-contract pricing, but it shouldn’t be more than $199 tied to a two-year agreement with the Big Red.
There’s another interesting piece of information that reached their ears. Another mysterious Windows Phone handset is expected to see the light of the day on April 9th, but they don’t know which handset is it. Nokia is rumored to be working on a number of handsets, including the Lumia 930, Lumia 630, and a few more. There’s a chance it could be one of those handsets.
As far as the operating system is concerned, Samsung Ativ SE is expected to ship with the Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is expected to take the wraps off their latest operating system at Build, which will take place on April 2nd in San Francisco. We’ll update you as soon as we get more information about the alleged Samsung Ativ SE, along with other Nokia handsets expected to see the light of the day in the coming weeks.
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