Huawei today announced its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone – Huawei W1 – will be available this month online at Walmart.com and at select Walmart stores in the United States.
"The Huawei W1 brings consumers a truly compelling alternative to what’s currently in the marketplace – a device that is competitively priced with an unlimited *30-day no-contract plan," said Michael Chuang, Executive Vice President at Huawei Device USA. "The addition of the W1 to our smartphone portfolio in the United States gives consumers access to a wider range of Huawei smartphones at a competitive price that makes sense to consumers."
The Huawei W1 features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4” IPS LCD touch screen made of Gorilla® glass, a 5MP camera with 0.3MP front-facing camera, and an LED flash and special battery optimizations.
The Ascend W1 will be joining the Nokia Lumia 520, which arrived on Walmart.com last week and promptly sold out.
"We are proud to deliver a premium smartphone experience to customers at a competitive price point," said Todd Greenberg, General Manager, US Windows Phone Sales at Microsoft. "The new Huawei W1 is a great addition to the Windows Phone 8 portfolio of devices in the U.S. with its impressive battery life and availability in Walmart stores."
Huawei will be promoting the handset on the May 15 with the "Huawei W1 ‘Make it Yours’ Music & Mobile Sweepstakes." Fans of the Huawei W1 and Jonas Brothers will be able to enter to win the smartphone, tickets to attend Jonas Brothers Tour concerts across the country, and a chance to meet the band in person.
For more information about Huawei’s sponsorship or about the Huawei W1, please visit www.HuaweiDeviceUSA.com/HuaweiW1.