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Huawei Ascend W1 coming to Net10


clip_image006%255B3%255DNet10 is a subsidiary of TracFone in USA who specialize in prepaid mobile phones.  It seems the carrier will soon be supporting a Windows Phone as the Huawei Ascend W1 has shown up on Amazon with their branding.

The handset is currently unpriced and not for sale yet, but has previously been spotted for $100 commitment-free, which would undercut even the Nokia Lumia 521.

Recent AdDuplex stats from July this year has shown Huawei surprisingly has 2% of the US Windows Phone 8 market, even more than Samsung, who only had 1.5%, indicating the late entrant, who claims to have sold 1 million W1’s in Europe and USA already, may be having a much bigger impact than anticipated.

See the entry at Amazon here.

Thanks Mark for the tip.

Huawei Ascend W1 passed through FCC, heading to Net10


It seems Huawei’s low-end Windows Phone 8 handset is not going to be confined to Russia, China and India.

The handset has just passed through the FCC with prominent TracFone branding, and appears to be heading to its Net10 low-cost brand.

The handset will be HSDPA only there, but I suspect at the low prices it will command this will not be a problem.

Via Engadget.com