Huawei Ascend W2 offers Windows Phone 8 option to the masses


When we talk about Windows Phone 8 devices, most of the time, our minds would shift towards Nokia as the hardware manufacturer of choice (who has since been purchased by Microsoft a few months ago). Of course, Samsung as well as HTC have also engaged themselves in the world of Windows Phone 8 but their smartphone offerings tend to lean more toward the direction of Android. Well, perhaps there is another name for you to consider if you want something different from Android and iOS, and yet do not want to touch the apparent sinking ship of BlackBerry OS, and that would be Huawei with their new Windows Phone 8-powered Huawei Ascend W2.

The Huawei Ascend W2 will bring with it a burst of color to the smartphone experience, where you will be able to choose from a range of vibrant finishes that will include black, blue, yellow, and red shades. Underneath the hood, you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.4GHz processor, where this new Windows Phone 8 device will not fall short of processing power either, as you should be able to chat, text, game and browse on it without batting an eyelid.

As for the rest of the hardware specifications that will accompany the Huawei Ascend W2, we are looking at a 4.3-inch IPS WVGA LCD screen that delivers a brighter and more vivid display, TFT Magic Touch technology that offers touchscreen responsiveness even when you are wearing a glove, 720P support for video recording and playback, Windows Phone Store support, as well as the ability to hook up to the cloud to be more productive while you are on the go. After all, the Huawei Ascend W2 is synchronized automatically to 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage to get you started right out of the box. It will arrive in China first, before making its way to other markets in time to come.

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