Huawei today announced its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, model W1, which features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, optimized battery technology, a 4-inch IPS LCD, Gorilla glass touchscreen, 5MP camera with 0.3MP front-facing camera, LED flash, 4X digital zoom, auto focus and a quick access button. Powered by Windows Phone 8, the device offers a truly personal smartphone experience to fit unique needs and provide quick access to the people and things customers care about most.
The company claims the W1’s secret weapon is its battery life, boasting up to 320 hours of standby time (~2 weeks) thanks to its built-in power-saving technology. The W1 is targeted for first time smartphone buyers or those upgrading from an old iPhone or Android device.
Price and Availability
The Huawei W1 Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be available this month online at Walmart.com and at select Walmart stores in the United States. Pricing was not available, although it’s expected to be low-priced with a prepaid, no-contract plan.
|Applications||Alarms Calculator Calendar Camera Data Sense Games Help+Tips Homepage Internet Explorer Maps Messaging Music+Videos Office OneNote People Phone Photos Settings Store|
|Battery||1950mAh Lithium-Ion Talk-Time: up to 450 min/7.5 hr Stand-by: up to 320 hr/13.3 days|
|Camera||5MP Auto-focus W/LED Flash 720p HD video recording VGA front camera|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11n Bluetooth 2.1+A2DP microUSB|
|Dimensions||4.84 x 2.50 x 0.41 inches 4.41 oz|
|Display||4″ WVGA 480X800 IPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Internet||Internet Explorer 10 Streaming Audio & Video|
|Keyboard Type||Onscreen virtual keyboard by Microsoft|
|Media||Audio: MP3, wma & wav Video: 3GP, wmv & mp4|
|Memory||RAM 512MB ROM 4GB (1.7GB user) microSD up to 32GB|
|Platform||Windows Phone 8|
|Processor||1.2GHz Dual-Core MSM8230|