China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s second largest Telecom equipment maker is set to announce its first smart phones powered by Windows 8. The devices are known as Ascend W1 and Ascend W2.
The tentative release date of the Huawei W1 is stated as September 25th and will cost around £200. Taking into consideration the price range, The Ascend W1 will be in direct competition with the Window’s Phone 8 totting HTC 8S, the Nokia Lumia 820, The HTC 8X and the Lumia 920 plus a fleet of Android handsets including the Orange San Diego.
The Huwei Ascend will be available in white, pink and black colors and the shipping of this gadget will begin by November and December. The hardware of the ascend W1 and W2 is likely to have the same hardware=s that of Nokia and HTC’s WP8 phones.
The company has promised its first range of smart-phones running on Windows phone platform as part of the Ascend Range and that it would be cut out at the end of the year. Although there are no specifications which are mentioned regarding both the phones, it is expected that the the models will be a replica of previous Android smart-phones meaning a 4.3-inch screen or larger, an 8 megapixel screen and a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor.
The initiative is taken to compete with Microsoft Window’s Phone release line-up. Wan Biao, Ceo of Huawei Device has stated Reuters that he expects the company’s consumer business to achieve revenue growth of about 30 percent next year, while smart-phone revenues are expected to grow by at-least 40 percent
Both the models of the phones are expected to go on sale in the month of November and December 2012.