Huawei outs its first Windows Phone, aptly named the Ascend W1
0. phoneArena 08 Jan 2013, 12:07 posted on
Huawei announced its first ever phone with Microsoft's mobile operating system, naming it adequately the Ascend W1. It is not a high-end smartphone, rather an almost entry level device, as Huawei rightfully concluded that it might not stand much of a chance against Nokia's Lumia offerings, or the HTC and Samsung WP8 flagships in the still nascent Windows Phone market...
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1. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
I might get this instead of the Lumia 620 if the price is right. HTC8S only has a limited App storage space.
If finances allow, I'll go high-end.
2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1211; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Is everyone afraid to challenge the lumia 920?
3. cripton805 (Posts: 1219; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
That looks a whole lot like the Lumia... Looks promising though.
4. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)
if i were microsoft i would create my own windows phone device with :
a 1080p display
a Quad-core Tegra 4 processor
2GB of ram etc something like that
because every new windows phones that are coming up,all of them are coming with lower and lower specs,i wonder why ?
im sure if they create such great devices (not just microsoft) developers would be happy to create great apps and games for windows phone.
im sure that after 3 months we wouldnt miss any of the top games and apps that are in play store or app store
sorry for my bad english !!
5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The Windows Phone 8 operating system doesn't support 1080 displays or quad-core processors. The only reason you think they are low-end specs is because you are comparing them to Android phones. You can't compare specs cross-platform like that. Those specs are more than adequate enough to power Windows Phone devices.
6. downphoenix (Posts: 2975; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
true but Huawei couldnt put in a 720p display on this at least? 720p would look FANTASTIC on a 4 inch display.
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
They clearly weren't going for a flagship device here. Besides, the smallest screen size I've seen with a 720 display is 4.3".
7. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
WP8 theoretically supports up to 64 cores, but you don't need it because it uses hardware resources and memory more effeciently than Android...