Posts tagged with: Ascend W2
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    Windows Phone once again finds itself in a transitional state, as Nokia prepares to see its smartphone business swallowed up by Microsoft. That threatens to really change the Windows Phone landscape, cementing Nokia's existing dominance and scaring off any lingering competition. Sure, Nokia's had some of the best WP8 models out there, but competition is still generally seen as a good thing; that's what we're pleased today to see at least one non-Nokia WP8 model looking to tackle some new markets, as Huawei's Ascend W2 sets its sights on Europe. The Ascend W2's story is a long one, and this ...

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    Teal and blue Huawei Ascend W2 color options have already been leaked but the specs were subject to speculation. No more, as the device has popped up at the ongoing Mobile Asia Expo 2013. We're finally seeing confirmation of the Huawei Ascend W2 specs, even though they're not high-end. One might even consider this phone as an entry-level Windows Phone with a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, specs worthy of Windows Phone Tango back in the day. The dimensions of the device are 134 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm. Now these specs are nothing like ...

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    Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true. But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in ...

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    Waterproofing is definitely one of the hotter smartphone features around in 2013, and we're seeing it come to an increasing number of models. Today we may get a new handset to add to the ranks of the GS4 Active and the Xperia Z, as the new teaser image Huawei posted to one of its Facebook accounts sure seems to imply that the company has a waterproof Windows Phone handset nearly ready to launch. While Huawei doesn't name the phone, we're almost certainly talking about the Ascend W2, which we've seen in a number of leaks over the past several weeks. Specs for the handset have already ...

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    Two new renders leak today to get us through the weekend. The Huawei Ascend W2 was leaked in blue recently and it looks like it won't be the only color option. A yellow variant has just popped up and if it reminds you of Nokia's colors we won't blame you. The buttons, this time, appear to be orange. Still, like before, no other info is available. According to previous speculation the Ascend W2 should pack a 4.5-inch 720p display, dual-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, eight-megapixel main camera, 2800mAh battery, a 7.7 millimeters thick body. Same story as above, different platform and manufacturer. ...

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    There was a lot of speculation regarding the Huawei Ascend W2. At the end of last year we saw the phone being allegedly pictured and everyone was expecting to see the device at MWC. Nonetheless, at least the picture bit turned out to be true, judging by the render leaked above, and a bit of imagination. We're looking at a round-cornered Windows Phone. The Huawei Ascend W2 features what appears to be the compulsory camera button on the right side and the obligatory back, home, and search buttons on the front, apparently backlit in blue. There is no recent mention of possible specs but early ...

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    Huawei was one of the companies that took best advantage of the CES to show off new smartphones, while so many others neglected to have any big news of their own. Just because the company has already announced the Ascend D2, Ascend Mate, and Windows-Phone-running Ascend W1 doesn't mean that Huawei's out of news, and we've just got word of it sending out invitations to a pre-MWC event. So, what can we possibly look forward to it announcing? While the Ascend W1 made its debut at the CES, it seemed almost like an afterthought, not taking the stage with the company's Android devices during its ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    During the latter half of last year, we heard a number of rumors about two Huawei Windows Phone 8 handsets. One, the Ascend W1, we saw the company eventually announce at the CES last week. That lower-end WP8 was one we were already pretty familiar with thanks to a number of leaks. The other model, though, the so-called Ascend W2, had been a whole lot more elusive. At one point, we wondered if they both might make a showing at the CES, but now some comments by Huawei exec Richard Yu have us wondering if it's going to be debuting at the Mobile World Congress, instead. Yu makes it clear that ...

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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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