Posts tagged with: Ascend W1
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    Over the course of the last year or two, we've had our eye on Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE, once relegated to being the OEMs behind phones that arrived with full carrier branding, hiding their true creators, and rising to become some more serious competition on the global scene. Huawei really grabbed itself some spotlight at the CES this year (though perhaps due to their being so little else to see), with stand-out phones like the Ascend Mate and its first Windows Phone offering, the Ascend W1. Today, we get to learn just how well the company's been doing, as well as finally ...

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas has come and gone. As usual, we've been both on-site bringing you coverage from events as well as the show floor, and here on Pocketnow, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the mobile world. For some the show has been excellent; for others it has been a letdown. We can't compare CES to a specialized mobile event like MWC (maybe with IFA); still, our experience from past years has taught us to expect certain things to happen at CES. They might or might not have happened in a straightforward way but there was a lot of innovation ...

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    Veni, vidi, vici! We were looking forward to CES 2013, pretty much like we're always looking forward to trade shows where there's a possibility of seeing new and exciting things from and related to the mobile world. Good or bad as it was, this year's Vegas show is just one of many to come and, probably the biggest problem related to CES is the fact that it is followed shortly by MWC, a show related to mobile and only mobile. We're seeing companies slowly moving away from shows to announce their gadgets, following Apple's lead, but even those companies who are show-centric have probably ...

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    "The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all stripes. It hasn't been the most hardware-heavy show in memory, but that doesn't mean we don't ...

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    Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ascend W1, missed the company's big event yesterday, and after leaving us wondering what was going on, we ended up seeing Huawei finally announce the phone today. Now that's it out there, we decided to spend a little hands-on time with the phone. The W1 is most assuredly not a high-end Windows Phone 8 device, with specs like 512MB of RAM, a WVGA screen, and an only-VGA front-facing camera. While it's not going to wow anyone with those, it still has a nice design to it, certainly reminiscent of some of HTC's efforts. We also found the screen to be ...

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    Yesterday, Huawei paraded out its new Androids, the Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate, at its CES press event, but the Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 handset, which the company has previously said would make a CES appearance, was oddly absent. Afterward, a company exec showed-off a W1 spec sheet, but we still hadn't heard a formal announcement; what was going on? For whatever reason, Huawei has decided to wait until today to make the Ascend W1 official, confirming the smartphone and describing plans for its global launch. The W1 is on the lower-end of Windows Phone 8 devices, with a dual-core 1.2GHz ...

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    Huawei's anticipated first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ascend W1, was suspiciously absent from the company's press event today, but a quick glance at a spec sheet Huawei prepared has us reassured that the company hasn't forgotten about this smartphone, and also has us intrigued about another possible WP8 model in the company's future. The spec sheet you can see above gives us a solid run-down on what to expect from the W1. As a lower-end WP8 model, the W1 will only have 512MB of RAM, but that's not going to stop it from running Windows Phone 8, much like the Nokia Lumia 620. Its 4GB of ...

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    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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    There is little to no doubt regarding Huawei's CES line-up; thanks to both rumors and leaks we know to expect Windows Phones as well as Android powered devices next week in Las Vegas. Since we're getting close to the event press renders popping up are not at all unusual. First we have the Ascend D2, pictured above, which we've already seen captured on camera last week. Expect to see an HD resolution screen, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, as well as 13-megapixel camera on this device. With a four-inch screen and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Huawei Ascend W1 will be powered by Windows Phone ...

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    We've heard a lot about the Huawei Ascend W1 recently but with CES 2013 just around the corner leaks and rumors start to pile up, this time about the Chinese manufacturer. According to a recent report Huawei will bring two Windows Phone 8 devices to Las Vegas, one lower-end and one higher-end. The Ascend W1 is expected to be one of them, with rumored specs including a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, five-megapixel camera, VGA front-facer, and a 2,000 mAh battery. According to reports it will go for 1,499 Renminbi (around $240) in ...

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    Earlier in the year, rumors were placing the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 handset's arrival as sometime around November or December. Not only is that not happening, but Huawei still hasn't even formally unveiled the W1 yet. Right now, the plan is for Huawei to finally get around to the W1's public debut at the CES in January, but what then? New rumors suggest that the smartphone could be seeing a European launch sometime in Q1 2013, possibly in March. These rumors specifically deal with the Ascend W1's retail availability in Italy, but the rest of Europe is likely to get the phone ...

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    We've heard quite a bit about what Huawei's working on for its first Windows Phone 8 devices, but while of those rumors have been mired in uncertainty, the one component that did look like it was rapidly becoming a reality has been the company's Ascend W1. That model's popped-up on camera time and time again, and we've also had some nice press renders of the phone to check out (above). Some early rumors suggested that Huawei may be able to launch the W1 for as cheaply as $310, but the latest claims to arrive make even that figure sound expensive by comparison, claiming that the W1 will ...

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    The past few months have seen the arrival of plenty of rumors about Huawei's upcoming Windows Phone 8 lineup. While some of what we've been hearing recently has left us unconvinced, accompanied by imagery that may or may not be depicting the manufacturer's hardware, earlier leaks focusing on the Huawei Ascend W1 had us feeling a whole lot more confident. That phone showed up on camera a while back, followed by a closely matching press render. Those gave us a look at the handset in black and blue, and today we get our first glimpse at the W1's white variant. Unlike the two-toned black and ...

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    A few days back, we got a glimpse at Huawei's upcoming Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 handset, looking a bit like a cross between Nokia and HTC designs. While the images were reasonably clear, today we have the opportunity to take an even better look at the W1 thanks to some newly-leaked renders, and we also get news of ZTE's progress towards its own WP8 hardware. The new renders are a perfect match for that earlier pic, also showing up in cyan. We wonder if Huawei will have a similar spectrum of alternate color choices to what the other WP8 OEMs are offering. From what we've heard this could ...

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    Windows Phone 8 headlines as of late may have been dominated by the likes of HTC and Nokia, but there are other upcoming WP8 handsets that we're still waiting to get the full picture on. We've talked before about two rumored WP8 phones from Huawei, the Ascend W1 and W2. Most recently, we heard that the W1 was on-track for release in November or December, and today we get a look at what's supposedly the hardware itself. Like much of the Windows Phone 8 lineup that's been revealed thus far (Samsung excluded), the W1 looks like it will be quite the colorful handset. You can see it in cyan ...

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