Microsoft announced nearly a year back (in June 2012, as a matter of fact) that the Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei would be one of its four partners for Windows Phone 8. Huawei recently released the Ascend W1, its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone in various markets around the globe, except United States, that...

The Chinese smartphone marker rolled out a preorder campaign for its midrange Windows Phone 8 smartphone in Russia a couple of weeks back. Now the inexpensive handset has hit store shelves in the country, with worldwide availability planned in the coming weeks. The Ascend W1 is retailing for 8,990 rubles without...

The Chinese mobile phone titan showcased its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ascend W1 at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early in January. The Windows Phone 8 handset was said to hit store shelves before the end of this quarter. Huawei positioned the device as an entry-level smartphone,...

Boy, talk about bringing Windows Phone 8 to the masses. The Chinese mobile phone giant unveiled its first smartphone powered by Microsoft’s mobile OS at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month. Huawei plans to bring the smartphone to market before the end of this quarter. Pricing was not...