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Huawei Ascend W2 is a budget† WP8 handset

Huawei Ascend W2 is a budget† WP8 handset

01 November, 2013 | comments (32)

In case you forgot Huawei is a Windows Phone partner. And the Chinese brought the first non-Nokia WP8 launch in a while, the Huawei Ascend W2 (the successor of the Ascend W1). The phone goes after the Nokia Lumia 520 by targeting "value-savvy"...


Huawei Ascend W2 official photo surfaces, rumored to cost $290

Huawei Ascend W2 official photo surfaces, rumored to cost $290

30 May, 2013 | comments (27)

Huawei's very first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ascend W1, will soon turn 6 months old and by the looks of it, the company is looking to issue a refresh in the face of the Ascend W2. With its specs entering rumorland last month, we got a...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Alleged Huawei Ascend W2 specs appear, on sale for $289

Alleged Huawei Ascend W2 specs appear, on sale for $289

12 April, 2013 | comments (28)

Following the launch of its first Windows Phone 8 handset on the market in January, the Ascend W1 , Huawei is looking to expand its portfolio with the Ascend W2. The phone's specs have leaked at an online retailer, confirming its specs and...


Huawei and Microsoft announce Huawei 4Afrika

Huawei and Microsoft announce Huawei 4Afrika

05 February, 2013 | comments (63)

Huawei and Microsoft have announced a new Windows Phone for the African continent, called Huawei 4Afrika. This phone is essentially a slightly modified version of the Huawei Ascend W1 that we saw back at CES. On the hardware side the Huawei...


Huawei Ascend Mate pre-orders start at $575 in China

Huawei Ascend Mate pre-orders start at $575 in China

01 February, 2013 | comments (10)

Huawei announced three phones at the CES in Las Vegas in January - the Ascend D2 1080p smartphone, the Ascend Mate 6.1" phablet and the Ascend W1 Windows Phone midranger. Usually the Huawei phones launch in their homeland - China - first and so this...


Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

22 January, 2013 | comments (13)

We got an invite from Huawei today, which urges us to save the date, February 24, when the Chinese company will hold a press conference. This is the Sunday before this year's Mobile World Congress kicks off, so we can reasonably expect Huawei to...


Huawei Ascend W1 launches in China cheaper than Lumia 620

Huawei Ascend W1 launches in China cheaper than Lumia 620

21 January, 2013 | comments (25)

Huawei Ascend W1 was announced back at CES, a day after company's Android flagships got official. The Ascend W1 runs on Windows Phone 8 but relies on attractive price tag, rather than high-end specs to impress customers. The Ascend W1 is now...


Goodbye, CES 2013, here is what we'll remember you for

Goodbye, CES 2013, here is what we'll remember you for

11 January, 2013 | comments (84)

The CES 2013 is over. It wasn't quite as exciting at last year, but it wasn't a complete waste of time either. There were a few persistent features, which will define the mobile industry this year and suggest what to expect from the upcoming MWC,...

Tags: CES 2013, Misc


Huawei Ascend W1 now official, company's first WP8 device

Huawei Ascend W1 now official, company's first WP8 device

08 January, 2013 | comments (31)

Huawei looks keen on keeping CES 2013 interesting and is making another announcement in the first day of the show. The company has just unveiled ts first Windows Phone 8 smartphone called Ascend W1. The Ascend W1 brings a reasonable array of...


Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES

Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES

08 January, 2013 | comments (17)

Yesterday Huawei held a press event at CES and announced the Android flagship Ascend D2 and the phablet Ascend Mate. The earlier rumors suggested a WP8-running Ascend W1 joining them on stage, but for some reason that didnít happen. As it turns...


Huawei Ascend W1 stars in a video, to cost less than $200

Huawei Ascend W1 stars in a video, to cost less than $200

22 November, 2012 | comments (26)

After posing in front of the camera several times now, it was high time for the Huawei Ascend W1 to be captured on video. Techblog.gr was lucky enough to get hold of the device and give it a quick spin in front of the camera. This particular...


Huawei Ascend W1 poses for the camera in white and blue trims

Huawei Ascend W1 poses for the camera in white and blue trims

19 November, 2012 | comments (36)

Real life photos of the Huawei Ascend W1 show the device in the flesh, revealing it'll be available in two color options - white and blue. While specifications are yet to be officially confirmed, the Ascend W1 is rumored to pack a 4" WVGA...