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Huawei's Windows Phone 8 devices won't be out earlier than Christmas

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Huawei's Windows Phone 8 devices won't be out earlier than Christmas
Last week, we heard that Chinese handset maker Huawei was getting ready to release two Windows Phone based smartphones as soon as the end of the year, but it turns out that may not be the case. Huawei made direct statements on the rumors, but it didn't exactly help to clear up too much. The path of this story has been a bit odd too. 

First, there were rumors that Huawei was going to announce Windows Phone devices on September 25th, and those devices were slated for release by November or December. As you may have noticed, there was no announcement from Huawei yesterday. Apparently, Huawei didn't want to bother squashing the rumor beforehand, but was willing to say today that there had never been any plans to announce devices, even though on September 17th, the CEO of Huawei's mobile phone division had confirmed plans to release devices "by the end of the year". 

Now, there is a new source saying that "Huawei’s Windows Phone 8 device will meet the consumers no sooner than the end of December 2012." So, there are still plans, and there will be Huawei WP devices, but if you're a holiday shopper, you may want to stick with either Nokia or HTC, since they will definitely have WP8 devices on the market (and they look pretty solid too.) It does sound like Huawei is aiming for Christmas with it's WP8 phones though. 

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posted on 26 Sep 2012, 11:54 3

1. ryq24 (Posts: 751; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

huawei's phones will be a big threat to nokia and htc coz they are very cheap.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 12:11 2

3. StephenGal0p (banned) (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Hua-what? The unheard company LOL...

Its a bigger threat to Samsung than Huawei since Samsung is iterally flooding the market with cheap ass phones.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 12:26 3

4. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

may not be wp8 runs on qualcom chips and chipset which will be same have same price throughout OEMs.Microsoft charging different licencing fees to OEMs and nokia will get it at least price this means not worry for nokia but other OEMs should!!!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 12:56 1

5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)

Does Nokia even pay licensing fees to MS?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 13:37 2

7. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

i think Microsoft pays Nokia to use their OS lol

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 13:49

8. FireDragon (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)

Well, Huawei is one of those few Chinies firm that can easily give a good dent to Nokia, HTC and Samsung when it comes to consumer price point. Huawei earns a respectful name in low-price good spec handsets. Not the best but again, someone who wants to buy a WP8 device and doesn't care about all the goodies Nokia and HTC has to offer, Huawei could be their choice.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 22:27 2

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

hahaha your funny... people will still choose nokia over huawei when they found that it is a chinese company!

a lot of people dont really like buying chinese product!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 07:21

14. FireDragon (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)

I am not funny, I am realistic. There are different people live with different requirements and world is really very big. What I am telling you is what I have seen.

For example me, I will pick Huawei for sure if I just want a budget WindowsPhone 8 and not care about camera and other great innovation Nokia is offering.

Not another example, my friend who works with App developers. Now he is buying cheap phones to check out apps. Recently he bought a cheap china tablet to view apps on Android. He owns a Macbook, Nokia E6 (his primary regular phone), he is looking forward to get an old iPhone for apps and a WindowsPhone too.

I bought a China Android tablet as well to check Android system. I can keep on going with examples. :)

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 19:30

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

yeah i here yah.. but what im talking about is that huawei want to get head to head with lumia 920, ativ s and 8X which is rediculous!

but if they will concentrate on low end WP they might get some attention!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 19:34

16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

and also, i think huawei cant really go to low end like they usually do coz WP only allow qualcomm s4 chips!

but if microsoft will allow the likes of TI, NVIDIA, EXYNOS and even MediaTek chips, then they could really push it to low end!

but as long as microsoft only allow qualcomm, they cant go very low end!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 12:10 7

2. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

nokia as a loner can push windows phone OS with their exclusivity of some apps, and not to mention their pureview camera.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 13:34 3

6. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

And their exclusive features, apps and support on their devices. I think if anyone wants to get a Windows Phone. He/She should definitely stick to Lumia... unless of course the weight is bothering them which I can understand...

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 19:29

9. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

I keep hearing people saying about weight issues. Personally I like the weight of Nokia. I hate my sg3 cheap weight feel. With weight if it slips out your pocket or holder you will notice but light weighted phones get lost easily.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 22:18

10. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

They will most likely miss the time period where the major phones are already flying off the shelves.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 22:30 2

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

they might get a name in low end WP but fighting with lumia 920, 8X and ativ S on their upcoming WP device? really?

first of all, nowbody knows about them! and if they found out that they are chinese products, people might be turn off!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 01:30

13. StephenGal0p (banned) (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Yeah, lol.. who wants a Chinese product. The branding matters.

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