Huawei W1 announced for the US

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Another day, another smartphone hits the scene, and here we are faced with the China-based Huawei having announced Huawei W1. Right after the sponsorship announcement of the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour, Huawei has also thrown a new announcement of their maiden attempt to roll out the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone from their stables, which would be the Huawei W1, and this will happen sometime later this month online at Walmart.com in addition to select Walmart stores in the US.

Todd Greenberg, General Manager, US Windows Phone Sales at Microsoft, said, “We are proud to deliver a premium smartphone experience to customers at a competitive price point. The new Huawei W1 is a great addition to the Windows Phone 8 portfolio of devices in the U.S. with its impressive battery life and availability in Walmart stores.”

Just what kind of hardware specifications does the Huawei W1 bring to the table? Well, we are looking at a rather speedy dual-core 1.2GHz processor, which will be accompanied by optimized battery technology, in addition to a gorgeous 4” IPS LCD touch screen display that is made of Gorilla glass and will boast of decent performance even under direct sunlight, not to mention a 5-megapixel camera at the back, while the front would have a VGA camera for those moments when you want to hold video calls with another friend.

The camera itself will also be accompanied by an LED flash, 4X digital zoom, auto focus and a quick access button. Running on the Windows Phone 8 operating system, which means the device would deliver a truly personal smartphone experience that ought to be able to fit unique needs and offer quick access to the people as well as other things that customers care about most.

Of course, all that remains now would be to know just which mobile carrier would offer the Huawei W1, and pricing details will depend on the kind of agreement or contract that is offered.

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