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Huawei might be working on Windows Phone 8 handset and Windows 8 tablet

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Huawei might be working on Windows Phone 8 handset and Windows 8 tablet
Huawei, one of the biggest Chinese phone makers, might be among the first manufacturers to jump on the Windows 8 bandwaggon with a pair of phones and a tablet, according to Chinese publication WPDang.

Huawei allegedly has assigned 70 engineers to work on two Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The first one should leverage exisitng Huawei Android insight and use similar components. The price should be around $315, which sounds pretty affordable when you consider this is the cost without any contract ties. 

The second handset will be designed from the ground up and have a large screen, possibly over 4 inches in diagonal, and that’s where details start to get scarce.

There are also whispers about a Huawei Windows 8 tablet with 4G LTE connectivity on board. It’s not yet known whether the Chinese manufacturer would go with Intel’s x86 architecture or ARM.

Windows Phone 8, codenamed Apollo, and Windows 8 are expected to be probably the most important milestone for Microsoft’s platform, especially the mobile one. We expect to see a lot of manufacturers joining Microsoft in their plans and a huge boost to the way WP performs after the release of WP8, but up until now Windows Phone hasn’t really succeeded in breaking the iOS/Android duopoly.

source: WPDang via WPsauce

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posted on 25 Apr 2012, 10:25 1

1. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


And WP in Asia belongs to Huawei and ZTE. Sorry Nokia, you played well, but you lost your biggest market. I love you Nokia but I don't like your WP.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 11:07 4

2. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Umadbro?

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 12:08 3

3. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


i dont think u hav a taste for design

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 12:56 1

4. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Which design? Lumia 800 and Lumia 900? The one they copied from Nokia N9? I love the design on the Nokia N9! In fact Nokia N9 won over Lumia 800 for design!

It's not the taste for design, it's the taste for unrestrictive, unstifling, freedom that is NOT Windows Phone OS.

Anything but Windows Phone OS. Give me Meego, Harmattan, Meltemi, heck even Symbian and Series 40 ANYTIME!

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