Yesterday, I was at the launch of Huawei’s Windows 8 smartphone called the “Ascend W1”.
When I was invited to attend, I was given prior information that this particular device was going to be positioned to target the lower-end market. This actually made it quite interesting for me considering the onslaught of dirt-cheap Android devices that have overrun the country. It is high time that a Windows Phone 8 should emerge within the same price bracket to mix it up with the rest of ’em.
The Huawei Ascend W1 is perhaps the answer to that problem.
With a 5-Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash, a 1.2GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon Processor, an impressive screen display, a 1950mAh battery which they claim can last over a day on heavy use, and so much more, the Huawei Ascend W1 seems like a wonderful meld of smartphone features and affordability – and it retails for only (ready?) Php 8,990.00.
More choices of course… but apart from that, we finally have a Windows Phone 8 device that is easy on the pocket without compromising performance.
I sincerely hope that more applications will be developed for the Windows Phone 8 since the operating system’s interface is just clean, sleek and wonderful.
Here is the promo video of the Ascend W1…
So… what do you think? Are you a Windows Phone fan? Now that there is an affordable Windows Phone 8 device, are you willing to give it a shot? Leave your comments and thoughts below.