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

08 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Huawei Ascend W1 now official, company's first WP8 device - read the full textHuawei 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 features and should come with a pretty attractive...


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  • 2013-01-09 19:12
  • tUdx

@anonymous i think you misunderstood my comment ! I did not say Huawei was a bad company , even i said it is a better company than Htc

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  • 2013-01-09 15:14
  • uvJn

> In reply to mika08 @ 2013-01-09 11:16 from mdxf - click to readwhat is basic different between nokia windows phone and HTC windows phone?

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  • 2013-01-09 15:03
  • Mf5j

> In reply to bubu @ 2013-01-09 10:13 from i5@v - click to readSome people would call this a "clean and minimalist" look.

And judging by where most designs of the 21st century are headed (if you look at most company logos that changed in the last ten years), it's the current trend to avoid flashy eye-candy.

Even HTC got rid of its over-the-top weather animations in Sense 4.0

People who want wallpapers and bells and whistles and trinkets in phones should maybe grow up a bit!

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  • 2013-01-09 11:52
  • Tk1M

> In reply to bubu @ 2013-01-09 10:13 from i5@v - click to readIf U need something colorful and extremely complicated...get bubu's advice and get his android. But keep quiet when it lags or its motherboard dies in displaying colorful heap of icons or wallpapers or contracts malwares. Other than that there is no useful customization features. But beware it is the best in the world! It is pandemic...everywhere!

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  • 2013-01-09 11:33
  • gDhE

Like the HTC8s 4GB intern. Memory - Thats not enough!

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  • 2013-01-09 11:16
  • mdxf

> In reply to Katey @ 2013-01-09 07:05 from uvKr - click to readsomething everyone could have find out about huawei
"It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, after having overtaken Ericsson." I'd choose their products over HTC's anytime - more experience, cheaper:)

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  • 2013-01-09 10:38
  • mjPY

If u need something caalled 'WAAALPAPER',well ,the lockscreen just when turn on/of the phone and after this welcom in the limitid world of 3 colors and an black or white waalpaper. The wp8 world is 3 colors and no images.

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  • 2013-01-09 10:13
  • i5@v

> In reply to Katey @ 2013-01-09 07:05 from uvKr - click to readThank you for the most logical comment I've read in a while.

Its true that the Lumias (920/820) are perhaps the best WP phones (partly due to their exclusive maps etc.) but yes not everyone who wants WP needs maps.

And not everyone can afford a 920.

So if priced right, this could turn out to be a hidden gem.

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  • 2013-01-09 10:10
  • Tk1M

No offence and no doubt that lumia 920 is the best . But the fact is everyone CANNOT afford a 920. So one would look for 820 or 620 but for those who want more features will go with Huawei. So what is wrong in that? Moreover Huawei is equally a good company or may be more than Htc and when it comes to china they are the boss. So happy to see more and more companies are going towards windows for their safer future.
If this was available in my country i'd sure go for it. Some may say all wp are same but thats the interesting point. This makes you have on worries about quality of a phone and you can concentrate on design and camera requirements. So you dont have to bother about specs while you are getting whatever possible to get in your budget.
This makes consumers care less about brands and choose phones based on their personal interest. If one cant get a BMW nothing wrong in getting a chervorlet is it ?

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  • 2013-01-09 07:05
  • uvKr

Battery is biggest for its size class. With decent specs.

Hope the budget price is good. Nice start for huawei into wp8.

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  • 2013-01-09 07:02
  • PGXj

> In reply to MisterCats @ 2013-01-08 18:43 from j8LN - click to readThat same specs on WP8 reduce much less bugs, games are optimized, and the OS is easier to update too. Android is the opposite of those.

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  • 2013-01-09 06:38
  • kg3U

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-09 05:14 from PGXj - click to readInstead of a phone bill how about you invest in some gym equipment?

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  • 2013-01-09 06:38
  • Bqv4

> In reply to jbpianist28 @ 2013-01-09 03:14 from X3tk - click to readNokia should make their lumia phones narrower, all too FAT! like the L920.. hard to swipe left and right ... which is needed in most WP8 apps.

Thats why smaller 4inch .. better or like the L820 good fone. and change aspect ratio 16:9 or so.. not WVGA (5:3)

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  • 2013-01-09 05:14
  • PGXj

> In reply to GSMArenaUser @ 2013-01-08 23:41 from kc7V - click to readI would love to have physical keyboard with up to date hardware. Xperia Pro is nice but it's slow and low memory. If they have an upgrade version of that I would buy it right away.

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  • 2013-01-09 05:10
  • PIwy

> In reply to dese6 @ 2013-01-08 23:22 from IAPv - click to readWhat a load of rubbish.. Whoever told you this, Nokia are doing well now

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  • 2013-01-09 03:14
  • X3tk

> In reply to Jovster @ 2013-01-09 00:42 from 0BN% - click to readI wasn't saying that the current portfolio of WP devices is very differentiated (same with almost every other OS.. Where you find basically the same device 100 times). I just said that there is space for differentiation but that most manufacturers just don't want to make the effort.

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  • 2013-01-09 01:22
  • gDhe

> In reply to bob @ 2013-01-08 23:33 from Jx8Z - click to readThe thing is, the 920 alone has all those, what differentiates every single other WP8 device?

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  • 2013-01-09 00:42
  • 0BN%

> In reply to kill-for-exclusivity @ 2013-01-08 22:46 from vId7 - click to readWho needs a HW KB nowadays????

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  • 2013-01-08 23:41
  • kc7V

> In reply to dese6 @ 2013-01-08 23:22 from IAPv - click to readFunny baseless rumour spreading
.. Here is something which I heard from a friend of a friend of my grandma... Word of mouth is that soon Samsung will be sold to an by now unnamed Chinese copycat... Because the phones they produce look somewhat similar... :-)

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  • 2013-01-08 23:40
  • Jx8Z

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