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Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES

08 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES - read the full textYesterday 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 out though, the Ascend W1 was at the press...


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How can it be considered mid range and not low end with those specs (only 512mb ram etc)?
The processor is only slightly faster than the 8S and all other specs are about the same (same screen etc).

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  • 2013-01-09 14:16
  • vxVt

I trust huawei will bring the next big WP8 phones to the market.

Lumia / HTC too focus on design and not listening to customer .. and does not look at sd slots or big batteries.

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  • 2013-01-09 10:36
  • PGXj

> In reply to blala123 @ 2013-01-08 18:17 from JiII - click to readI'm sure that Huawei knows that there is only one way they can make this work for them vs. Lumia ... and thats aggressive pricing.

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  • 2013-01-09 00:30
  • gDhe

> In reply to Joy @ 2013-01-08 16:12 from PEWM - click to readLumia 820 not good enough?

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  • 2013-01-09 00:07
  • Xrf2

With Nokia currently boasting special apps, like City Lens and Music, there's NO way for Huawei, HTC or Samsung to become a bigger WP maker. Nokia is no. 1 and will stay so for years at least.

(WP is getting more and more popular every day. I expect it to become a major player, and later a threat, to iOS and Android. I also expect Nokia to grow a lot this year and make a huge recovery to their 2011-2012 blow.)

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  • 2013-01-08 18:17
  • JiII

I can maintain my phone with huawei

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  • 2013-01-08 17:35
  • PScu

Phew !! finally a phone with removable battery + sdcard slot :D

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  • 2013-01-08 16:12
  • PEWM

I feel 4 inch is the sweet spot for wp8 phones, it needs to be 16:9 aspect ratio thou, like iphones.

Because you would be doing alot of left - right swipe for the various apps, having a narrower screen helps alot!

If nokia where to make their lumia series narrower, it could improve their sales.

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  • 2013-01-08 15:23
  • TRGQ

i totally agree to u bt i m sorry to say that lumia 800 cannot b updated
i did d same mistake as u did

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  • 2013-01-08 15:21
  • vG5J

the stunningly beautiful Lumia 920 makes this look like a cheap knock off toy. sorry Huawei.

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  • 2013-01-08 15:20
  • wgS4

> In reply to Sean @ 2013-01-08 13:50 from 39x} - click to readWell, yeah not *everyone* does, but then not everyone needs NFC, HD screens or fast processors either.

I'm just saying it's an ADDITIONAL FEATURE, and a significant advantage over something that doesn't.

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  • 2013-01-08 14:29
  • Tk1M

> In reply to TruthSeekr @ 2013-01-08 13:46 from Tk1M - click to readThis, I got the lumia 800 a month ago for cheap, was worth it, works smooth and completly fills my needs.

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  • 2013-01-08 14:05
  • nTWJ

Nice phone..... Good thing sony is not apple.

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  • 2013-01-08 14:03
  • t7Xk

> In reply to TruthSeekr @ 2013-01-08 13:46 from Tk1M - click to readOh shut up. Not everyone needs Nokia Drive. The HTC models are excellent too.

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  • 2013-01-08 13:50
  • 39x}

In the light of the recent Google-vs-Microsoft wars, the *only* WP8 devices worth buying are Lumia phones that come with Nokia Drive, Maps etc..

...unless Huawei has a trick up their sleeves.

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  • 2013-01-08 13:46
  • Tk1M


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  • 2013-01-08 13:41
  • NH1Z

WP... Good for budget smartphones.

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  • 2013-01-08 13:36
  • Apnp

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