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

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12 Comments

1. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

Hauwei has really come a long way...

2. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

2GB only? WTF?

5. teckem

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

3. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

9. jimjam unregistered

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.

4. posthardcore29

Posts: 20; Member since: May 05, 2013

Huawei envy to the Nokia's Lumia

6. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 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!

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

7. TheSweeper

Posts: 1; Member since: May 09, 2013

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

10. jimjam unregistered

good spot!

11. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

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

12. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

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

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