We've been banging on about Huawei for a while now here on Mobot - probably because we're quite excited to see how it's going to perform as a 'new' contender (not in the literal sense of the word, before the comments start to see some chatter) in an already crowded Android market place.
The Honor is the big talking point right now and is, of course, an Android baby. But the Chinese company is now, apparently, planning to release its first Windows Phone 8 device before the end of the year.
The Huawei Ascend will, and we quote, "end the year with a big bang". Presumably, they're not going to be tying it to some Hogmanay fireworks and mean that it'll be a good little phone.
Predictably, China will see it first before it makes its way to the US and Europe to help spearhead Huawei's efforts to become a major player in its own right after years of creating badged devices for the big boys.
Some rumours have claimed the Ascend will ship for as little as £300 SIM-free, the argument being that as an emerging name in western markets it will have to sell its wares at a cheaper rate while it builds a reputation for itself.
The Honor, for example, is going for just £205 SIM-free despite having specs that would lead most competitors to charge at least £100 more.
But the big question. And this is a huge one. Does anyone actually know how your pronounce 'Huawei'? We flit between a Geordie word of greeting and a US state in the Pacific Ocean, but don't actually know.
Via The Verge