Microsoft’s (MSFTWindows Phone 8 is finally getting a little love from the small-time smartphone vendors, as Japanese website Blog of Mobile published images of what it claims is Huawei’s (002502) Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Judging by the slightly blurry images, the device has a bright polycarbonate body like Nokia’s (NOK) Lumia smartphones and HTC’s (2498) upcoming Windows Phone 8X and 8S. Rumored specs for the Huawei Ascend W1 include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch WVGA display (800 x 480 resolution), a 5-megapixel rear camera, a VGA resolution front camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 2,000mAh battery. The specs won’t blow anyone away in today’s world of 4.3-inch+ displays, 1GB of RAM and quad-core processors, but it should at least give a competitive entry-level Windows Phone 8 device for those who want one.

[Via Unwired View]


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. He first realized his love for technology when he burned through so many AA batteries on the original Game Boy that scraping battery acid off it became the norm.