x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Huawei brings its first WP8 phone the Ascend W1 to Walmart, pairs it with 30-day unlimited plan

Huawei brings its first WP8 phone the Ascend W1 to Walmart, pairs it with 30-day unlimited plan

Posted: , by Daniel P.

Tags:

Huawei brings its first WP8 phone the Ascend W1 to Walmart, pairs it with 30-day unlimited plan

Huawei announced today a raid on the low-end WP8 market in the US, bringing its first phone with Microsoft's newest mobile OS version to Walmart. As a reminder, the Ascend W1 sports a 4" LCD screen with 480x800 pixels, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon, 5 MP camera able to do 720p video, 2 GB of internal storage, and microSD card slot for its expansion.

The Ascend W1 will be sold in Walmart, where the Nokia Lumia 520 will be keeping it a low-key company when it gets restocked there, and it will come with the enigmatic 30-day unlimited contract, the providing carrier on which is shrouded in mystery, as is the price still.

source: Huawei

12 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 09 May 2013, 09:20

1. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


Hauwei has really come a long way...

posted on 09 May 2013, 09:40

2. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


2GB only? WTF?

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:18 2

5. teckem (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


i think it was a mistake, for what I know its 4Gb of internal storage

posted on 09 May 2013, 09:52

3. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


I think its gonna be T-mobile. T-mobile has a real good tendency to launch Flagship WinPho phones (except Lumia 920).

Price will be in the $300 range off contract. Yet to make a dent in the WP Lumia market but definitely making strides forward.

posted on 09 May 2013, 11:28

9. jimjam (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Its a budget model to compete with the nokia 521. Since that went for $130 off contract I imagine this should be priced around the same mark.

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:04

4. posthardcore29 (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 May 2013)


Huawei envy to the Nokia's Lumia

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:23

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


hmmm i want to try wp8, i hope this comes to tmobile. otherwise ill pick up the lumia 521. how did nokia forget a flash on that camera? smh, even huawei and kyocera put flash on their low end devices. if kyocera can put a flash on my brothers $40 kyocera event running android 4.0.4, why cant nokia fit flash into a $130 lumia model?! its a lumia model! it needs flash!

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:56 1

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Get a 521 or a 620. Nokia exclusive apps alone is the answer for choosing either one of these 2.

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:34 3

7. TheSweeper (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 May 2013)


This is heading to Straight Talk. The logo on top of the phone gives it away.

posted on 09 May 2013, 11:29

10. jimjam (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


good spot!

posted on 09 May 2013, 11:54

11. zippolite28 (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Let me say I m happy with any windows phoNe even I dont have right now

posted on 09 May 2013, 15:10

12. Mobilephile (Posts: 66; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


If they keep their momentum, Huawei has great potential to take on Samsung

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories