Huawei to introduce multiple Windows Phone offerings

Huawei to introduce multiple Windows Phone offerings
Earlier this week, we brought word that Huawei would be at the Windows Phone 8 table with the Ascend W1.  The W1 was thought to be on the same playing field as the Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC 8X and an announcement was expected on September 25th.

Well the Ascend W1 is still on the agenda, but word has it that Huawei will introduce two Windows Phone 8 devices at the media event on the 25th. It is possible though that the range of the devices is different than originally thought, the Ascend W1 may be meant to compete with Nokia’s Lumia 820 and HTC 8S. Huawei’s flagship device may be the Ascend W2 which will pack hardware to take on the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X.

Both devices are expected to be on the market in the November-December time frame in the US, Europe and China. Outside of that, we do not have any specifications about the devices.

It will be interesting to see how these two contenders stand up against the competition. What might Huawei have to offer to make you look away from tempting offerings of Nokia, HTC and Samsung?

sources: Interpreted from via ITProPortal



1. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

they can do better hardware compare to the stated above.. keep on

2. Chakapack

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Hmm nice! But I want to see mid-range WP8 phones!

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

820 and 8S are the mid-ranged WP8 phones. It would be nice if Huawei built a device with good build quality, not just the hardware...and their logo is just too big, and unattractive. Maybe just the logo without the name would do just fine.

4. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Nice. But not good as Nokia Lumia 920 and htc 8X

5. nono_pirot

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Q. "What might Huawei have to offer to make you look away from tempting offerings of Nokia, HTC and Samsung?" A. Price!

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Good to see Huawei Windows Phone, i wish they could improved on the hardware side, like HTC and Nokia have been doing

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i seriously think they need a new family line!

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

and i think they should concentrate with mid range and low end!! if they want high end they need to be cheaper than nokia... but i doubt that coz microsoft is licensing its OS so huawei will pay to microsoft!

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Probably nothing. Nokia will run away with WP 8 sales. HTC and Samsung will compete if they prove they are serious with promotions equal to their Android offerings. Huawei hasn't established themselves as anything other than a good, cheap option. It seems unlikely they can do any better with WP 8. But that doesn't mean they can't be profitable, just not quite ready to tumble with the big guns yet.

10. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The hardware looks like a carbon copy of the old Galaxy S2

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