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O2 will sell the Huawei Ascend W1 from March

Will offer the Windows Phone 8 handset in blue and pink
Thu Feb 14 2013, 10:58
The Huawei Ascend W1 runs Windows Phone 8

BUBBLY UK MOBILE OPERATOR O2 has revealed that it will sell the Huawei Ascend W1 from March.

Announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the Ascend W1 is Huawei's first Windows Phone device. It runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system and it has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 4in WVGA screen.

The seemingly budget smartphone also features a 5MP rear-facing camera along with a VGA front-facing camera, 4GB of internal memory expandable via microSD card and a 1,950mAh battery.

Until now Huawei had kept quiet about the handset's UK release date, but O2 revealed today via it's Coming Soon webpage that it will start selling the Ascend W1 from March. The network also revealed that it will be offering the phone in both electric blue and electric pink, although there's no word on its pricing yet.

Huawei's adoption of Windows Phone is part of the Chinese hardware maker's campaign to gain a place in the UK smartphone market. We reported yesterday that Huawei took the number three spot for the first time.

Check out our Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on review. µ


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