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Huawei W1, the company’s first Windows Phone 8 device, comes to the US in prepaid form

Huawei and the United States government may have their differences, but here’s something we can all agree on: Walmart’s going to sell whatever it darn well pleases.

Huawei W1

Including, mind you, Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The W1 – which has made inroads in multiple markets already — is heading to Yankee soil, with shipments expected to begin “this month” at Walmart.com and at select Walmart stores. For those in need of a refresher, it’ll pack a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a 4-inch IPS touchpanel, 1.7 GB of user-available internal storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD card), a 5 megapixel rear camera (with a 0.3MP shooter on the front) and the latest iteration of Microsoft’s mobile OS. Strangely, Huawei nor Walmart are saying what the damage will be, but it’ll reportedly be priced “competitively” on a prepaid, no-contract plan.

Huawei’s First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Lands in U.S.

Huawei W1 offers overall package with unbeatable value to consumers; Launch follows sponsorship announcement of highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour

PLANO, Texas, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Following the sponsorship announcement of the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour, 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.

“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.”

The Huawei W1 features a speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor, optimized battery technology, a gorgeous 4” IPS LCD touch screen made of Gorilla® glass that looks great even in sunlight, and 5MP camera with 0.3MP front-facing camera, LED flash, 4X digital zoom, auto focus and a quick access button. Powered by Windows Phone 8, the device offers a truly personal smartphone experience to fit unique needs and provide quick access to the people and things customers care about most.

“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.”

On May 15, Huawei will launch 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. Last month, the company announced it will be the presenting sponsor for the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour.

For more information about Huawei’s sponsorship or about the Huawei W1, please visit http://www.HuaweiDeviceUSA.com/HuaweiW1.

About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device’s focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: http://www.huaweidevice.com.

SOURCE: Windows Phone BlogHuawei

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Huawei W1, the company’s first Windows Phone 8 device, comes to the US in prepaid form

New Huawei P6-U06 spy shots show off black, brushed metallic body

Quite frankly, Huawei’s 6.18mm-thick P6-U06 is quickly becoming the company’s worst leak in this half of 2013. Following yesterday’s spy shots of said phone in black, today we received three new ones courtesy of an anonymous tipster, and this time we have a close-up of the brushed metallic back of the phone.

Huawei P6-U06

Interestingly, the camera looks different than the dual-SIM version’s in the TENAA filing, and we also noticed that the volume rocker is on the other side of the phone this time. The rest of the device matches what we’ve seen before, though, with the headphone jack still tucked into the top left side (and above the volume rocker).

On a related note, we’ve also been notified of an upcoming Huawei launch event in London on June 18th (Huawei Device chairman Richard Yu told us he’s attending), and we wouldn’t be surprised to see this slim phone popping up there — hopefully alongside the mysterious Edge that was leaked in March. Two more shots of the P6-U06 after the break.

Huawei P6-U06

 

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New Huawei P6-U06 spy shots show off black, brushed metallic body

Huawei P6-U06 super slim smartphone poses for more leaked pictures, this time in black

At the beginning of last week, we learned of a Huawei smartphone, model number P6-U06, by way of the TENAA in China (their FCC equivalent). In addition to some pictures of the handset and a few internal components listed by the TENAA, its thickness, or rather, its thinness was the most interesting spec — at 6.18mm, it could be the super-slim P series model a Huawei exec has been teasing all year.

Huawei P6-U06

 

While the company remains tight-lipped, the folks at NowhereElse have received what are thought to be some in-the-wild shots of the P6-U06, this time in black. The French site admits it can’t verify the legitimacy of the pictures, and there’s none of the back that should show the Huawei logo, but they do marry up with what we saw at the TENAA, and it looks pretty trim. We wouldn’t be surprised if Huawei made it official sometime soon, if only to stop the leaks before we know it all and lose interest. There are a couple more pictures after the break, and luckily, it appears Mr. Blurrycam was on another job.

Huawei P6-U06 Huawei P6-U06

SOURCE: NowhereElse

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Huawei P6-U06 super slim smartphone poses for more leaked pictures, this time in black

Skinny Huawei smartphone shows off 6.2mm profile in Chinese certification

The FCC isn’t the only agency playing with devices we don’t even know exist, and its Chinese equivalent has recently had some hands-on time with an unknown Huawei smartphone, codename P6-U06.Skinny Huawei smartphone

Luckily, there are a few pics and specs to accompany the filing, which tell us it weighs 120g (4.2 ounces) and measures 132.6 x 65.5 x 6.18mm (5.2 x 2.6 x 0.2 inch), meaning it could be one of the super-slim P series handsets a Huawei exec hinted at CES. We didn’t see any evidence of these at MWC, but the same exec promised more was to come in 2013, possibly starting with this P6-U06.

Those dimensions house a 4.7-inch TFT screen at 720p resolution, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera on the back and an unusually large 5-megapixel sensor in the shooter up front. Unsurprisingly, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is listed as the OS, while dual-SIM support and GSM / WCDMA radios suggest Asia as the target market (not to mention the Chinese certification). That’s all we’ve got on the P6-U06 for now, but in lieu of official press shots, the handset strikes a couple more candid poses after the break. Continue reading

Smartphones out-shipped feature phones for the first time ever worldwide, says IDC

Q1 2013 marks the first time that smartphones made up the majority of cellphones shipped across the world, according to numbers from industry analyst IDC. 216 million handsets with computer-like functionality left factories compared to 419 million total, making up a solid 51.6 percent of the…