Huawei Debuts the Ascend W2 Windows Phone

Posted by at 12:03 am on November 1, 2013

Ascend W2

Huawei today announced the Ascend W2, a new Windows Phone that takes a page from Nokia with vividly colored shells.

The Ascend W2 is being offered in black, yellow, red, and blue, and has 20 colored homescreen themes to mix and match with the handset’s exterior. Huawei says that matching color choices are offered across the phone’s keyboard backlights and user interface themes, as well. The phone has a 4.3-inch WVGA LCD screen with what Huawei calls “Magic Touch” technology. The screen is sensitive enough so that it will work when the user is wearing gloves. The W2 is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.

The device runs Windows Phone 8 and includes 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage. It can shoot 720p HD video. The Huawei Ascend W2 is already available in Huawei’s home market of China, and will reach Russia and The Netherlands in November, with other markets to follow.

Huawei didn’t reveal any specific plans to sell the device in the U.S.

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