A couple of days ago we mentioned that Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ascend W1, that would soon be available from Walmart. Indeed, it was soon. The device showed up in a store in Alabama sporting a price tag of $229.88. For the time being, the Huawei W1 is still not available on the retailer’s website, so you might want to check the inventory before you grab your wallet and march down to your local Walmart store. The phone is paired with a $45 per month Smart Plan on Straight Talk prepaid service which includes unlimited talk, text and data with no contract obligations.
The Huawei W1, also known as Ascend W1, is the company’s first Windows Phone 8 handset. The device was introduced at CES 2013 and has already been launched in various markets, except the US. however, this will change very soon. Huawei revealed that it will offer the W1 to American customers later this month. You will be able to purchase the phone from Walmart online store and in “select” physical stores. The Huawei W1 will arrive at the US shore unlocked and in prepaid form. Neither Huawei nor Walmart disclosed how much the phone will cost, but promised that its price will be competitive to other similar offerings.
Huawei’s first Windows Phone, the Ascend W1, will be available in the US soon. The handset appeared at the FCC and took us by surprise with the carrier selection. If you were expecting Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile to get it, you will be disappointed. The second line of carriers, including C Spire, US Cellular, or Metro PCS will not be carrying the device either. The Huawei Ascend W1 will land instead at TracFone Wireless, and more specifically at its Net10 brand.
Huawei the week officially announced its first Windows 8 smartphone , the Ascend W1. The handset was showcased at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, and although it may not be as intriguing as Huawei’s other top-end devices unveiled during the event, the Ascend W1 might be an interesting option for those who want a taste of Window 8 software. Huawei did not reveal when the phone will be available.
As we get closer to Consumer Electronics Show, it is quite natural that press renders begin to pop up more frequently. This time, new leaks show off three smartphones that Huawei will present during the event. While all of the look interesting, the one that is getting most of the attention is the huge Ascend Mate – the biggest phone coming to market.
Rumors about the Huawei Ascend D2 has been raining on us since October when the device were announced. But today’s news is not a rumor – it is official confirmation from Huawei executive, Senior Vice President, Richard Yu that the company will be showing off its latest and greatest smartphones at Consumer Electronics Show in January 2013. That includes Android Ascend D2 and Ascend W1 Windows 8 phone. Take a closer look at fresh images and expected specs for the upcoming Huawei Ascend D2 before CES.
The Huawei Ascend W1 was expected to hit the stores in late 2012, but according to the latest rumors it will be officially unveiled at CES in early January 2013. It will be Huawei’s first smartphone to come with Windows Phone 8. The leaked photos show a Nokia-ish blue device with a HTC-ish camera housing and overall handsome design.