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The Huawei Ascend W1 will be available in China and Russia in January 2013

Chinese telecommunications maker Huawei is adding to the Windows Phone 8 lineup with its very first WP8 entry, the Ascend W1.

The Huawei Ascend W1 features a 4-inch IPS LCD display with OGS technology, a 480x800 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, an Adreno 305 GPU and the Windows Phone 8 operating system.

Visually, the Ascend W1 is thin at 10.15mm and comes in red, black, white or blue.

“Inspired and powered by people, the Ascend W1 is a combination of Huawei’s user-centric design philosophy and Windows Phone 8 software, bringing consumers a truly compelling alternative,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The addition of the Ascend W1 to our smartphone portfolio gives consumers access to an even wider range of Huawei smartphones. At a price that makes sense to consumers, Ascend W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone.”

Just last week, Huawei announced that it would sell its Ascend P1 smartphone through Amazon in an effort to reach the U.S. market. The Ascend P1 is an Android-powered smartphone with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an 8 MP camera and 1 GB of RAM. It's also very slim at 7.6 millimeters.

The Huawei Ascend W1 will be available in China and Russia in January 2013 while Western Europe, the Middle East, USA and other select countries will receive it at a later date.

Source: Huawei

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So much inspiration from others...
By insurgent on 1/8/2013 6:58:59 PM , Rating: 2
Looks like an Xperia One X.

RE: So much inspiration from others...
By chµck on 1/8/2013 7:17:43 PM , Rating: 2
More like a Lumia One X...

RE: So much inspiration from others...
By Samus on 1/9/2013 1:33:45 AM , Rating: 2
So is this Windows Phone thing going to actually make it?

By othercents on 1/9/2013 8:36:36 AM , Rating: 2
So is this Windows Phone thing going to actually make it?

Yes, It should. The live tile interface and integration with facebook, twitter, etc. is the reason I switched to WP7 originally. The drawbacks are the number of apps, but new ones are continuously being added.

By NellyFromMA on 1/9/2013 6:22:52 PM , Rating: 2
Isn't is sort of Microsoft's M.O. to enter a market, ride out a couple of generations on bottom improving each time, then coming up ahead after 3 or 4 gens?

It seems kind of routine, really.

Burn me once, shame on me... burn me twice...
By wordsworm on 1/8/2013 9:10:08 PM , Rating: 1
I bought a W7 phone when folks were saying it would upgrade to W8. Now it's Abandon Ware, and MS doesn't care. Why should it? It's selling W8 phones now.

I'm waiting for a Wintel phone. Now if they'd come out with that, I would have looked into getting one if the price was OK.

RE: Burn me once, shame on me... burn me twice...
By p05esto on 1/8/2013 9:37:20 PM , Rating: 1
Seriously? We buy a phone and it lasts a couple years at most and we throw it away. Who really cares at all about software upgrades? I sure don't. You buy the phone as is, install a handful of apps you might use, keep it for 2 years and repeat the cycle. Who would companies bother to support and provide upgrades to phones that are 2+ years old? That doesn't make any sense at all.

By xti on 1/9/2013 10:49:37 AM , Rating: 1
this x100. its still a luxury item, and one with a very short life cycle. if you dont like the game, dont play and stick to a flip phone.

By kleinma on 1/9/2013 1:48:13 AM , Rating: 2
It is not something unique. I bought an Motorola android phone with the promise of updates to newer android versions. Those never came. Apple will upgrade your old ass iPhone to its new OS generally to force you to buy a new phone by rendering your current one useless to cope with the newer iOS version.

By MadMan007 on 1/8/2013 7:56:57 PM , Rating: 1
Inspired and powered by people

I misread that as
Inspired and powered by THE people

At least they show it in good, Communist red.

RE: misread
By sheh on 1/8/2013 10:49:29 PM , Rating: 2
In fact, it's powered by Soylent Green.

IPS glow?
By DarkUltra on 1/9/2013 7:46:35 PM , Rating: 2
I don't see any IPS glow in the images of the phone. The IPS glow on the Lumia 920 kinda ruined the seamless glass look the 800 and 900 had. But I digress :-)

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