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It seems the Huwei Ascend W1 is not the most secure handset, as hackers on XDA-Developers have manage to load a custom ROM on the device. Apparently the handset can be set to accept an unsigned ROM,  allowing the Custom ROM to be flashed as any other official update. As of yet there is no obvious implications except for a…

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WindowsMania.pl have managed to lay their hands on the latest GDR2 ROM for the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone, said to be in the hands of more than 1 million Windows Phone users. The ROM includes the much-needed Storage Manager, though GDR2 was meant to solve the Windows Phone Other Storage issue.  A little more direct control will however never…

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  ITProPortal reports that O2 is offering the Huawei Ascend W1 for only £99 on Pay as You Go, down from £129.99. The low-end Windows Phone is only held back by only having 4 GB ROM, but otherwise features a 4in WVGA screen with Gorilla Glass, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, a 1,950mAh battery, a dual-core Qualcomm…

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We don’t normally credit Huawei as a significant Windows Phone player, but it seems the Chinese low-cost handset maker may be having some influence on the small Windows Phone market. Speaking to Pocket-lint, Kevin Ho, president of Huawei’s handset product line, confirmed the company sold more than 1 million of their Ascend W1 Windows Phones in USA and Europe. The…

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Walmart is now offering the Huawei Ascend W1 on their Straight Talk MVNO.  The handset is being sold at what now seems a rather pricy $229.80 and is only compatible with the  Straight Talk $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan or the $60/30-Day Unlimited International Service Plan. The handset competes with Android devices such as the $199 LG Optimus which only has…

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O2 UK is offering the Huawei Ascend W1 in Blue and Pink for only £99.99 on Pay as You Go, £30 down from its previous £129.99 price. The handset is available available for free from as little as £14 per month with unlimited text and 250 MB of data on a 24 month contract. The handset competes with the Nokia…

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  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…

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