Ativ SE is now official, available for pre-order on Verizon
After months of leaks and rumors, the Ativ SE is official. Originally though to be unveiled during Microsoft’s BUILD conference in San Francisco, the Ativ SE launched directly on Verizon. The device runs Windows Phone 8, comes with a 5-inch full-HD screen, 13 MP camera, Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and a 2,600 mAh battery. The Ativ SE also features an IR blaster, which in conjunction with Samsung’s WatchON works as a remote control for your TV. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct. The device works on Verizon’s LTE network and is available for $599 without a contract and $199 on a new two-year contract.
Verizon is sweetening the deal by offering a buy one get one initiative with the Ativ SE. customers buying the Windows Phone handset will be eligible to get another Ativ SE free, or choose a Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8) for free on a new two year contract. Verizon mentions that the device ship starting April 12th. Head over to the link below to pre-order the device.