Huawei Ascend W1 defo heading for CES 2013

Huawei Ascend W1 defo heading for CES 2013  Just over a month ago, I relayed Chinese whispers suggesting that the Windows Phone 8-flavoured Huawei Ascend W1 might launch at CES 2013.

Now, with Christmas around the corner, we have confirmation that the Windows Phone 8-flavoured Huawei Ascend W1 will launch at CES 2013. Lovely.

The news comes via Weibo, essentially an incredibly popular Chinese Facebook/twitter hybrid.

Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, says – in addition to teasing an Ascend D2 – “another will publish WindowPhone8 W1”.

Now, Huawei Ascend W1 specs aren’t worth getting too excited about. They include a 4in display (480 x 800), 5MP rear camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 512MB of RAM.

What we're really interested in is the Huawei Ascend W1’s price tag. On paper, the W1 is pretty much the Windows Phone 8-based Huawei Ascend G330. But can it match – or even beat – its Android-based brother on price?

A recent rumour proposed the Huawei Ascend W1 price might come in as low as £125, but we’re thinking initial estimates of £200 are more likely – leaving Windows Phone 7.8 room to manoeuvre around the £100 mark.

We’ll find out for sure come CES 2013, which opens its doors on January 8.

via: WMPoweruser

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Pondlife  Dec. 19, 2012 at 18:03

It can't come in that high as it would be directly against the 620 and 8s, well actually dearer than the 8s has been already before we hit the sales..
£160 max on release.

AhmadCentral  Dec. 19, 2012 at 18:57

I think it will be £149-£179


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