Huawei Shows Off its Firsts Windows Phone 8 Based Smartphone

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Huawei unveiled its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone Huawei W1 at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today.

The W1 is 10.15 mm thin and features a 4-inch IPS LCD 480 x 800 touchscreen with OGS Technology, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Adreno 305 GPU.

The Huawei W1 has a low reflective IPS LCD display with full lamination technology, which provides brilliant visibility under any lighting condition. The Windows Phone 8 Start screen lets users customize and pin Live Tiles with topics of personal interest, providing real-time updates that are uniquely theirs. Additionally, a dynamic lock screen allows users to select the photos or updates most important to them and have them ready at a glance, even when the phone is locked.

"The addition of the W1 to our smartphone portfolio gives consumers access to an even wider range of Huawei smartphones. At a price that makes sense to consumers, W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone." said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. 

The Huawei W1 will be available in China and Russia from January 2013, with Western Europe, Middle East, USA and other selected countries to follow.

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Huawei W1

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