Huawei’s First Windows Phone 8 Is Now Available via Globe

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The recently announced Huawei W1 has finally come to the Philippines through Globe Telecom. The said device is Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 device. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2 GHz processors and Adreno 305 GPU, enough to let you play your favorite games that can be downloaded from Windows Store.

The W1 also has a 1950 mAh battery and promises 470 hours of standby time. Build-wise, the W1 is 10.15 mm thin and features a 4-inch IPS LCD 480 x 800 touchscreen with OGS technology. In this regard, expect this device to have good viewing angles and good display. The device also has 4 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via microSD, 512 MB RAM, and 5 MP rear camera and VGA front camera.

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According to Jerry Bongco, Original Equipment Manufacturer Director, Microsoft Philippines, “We’re excited to partner with Huawei to bring the Windows Phone 8 experience to more Filipinos. Combine Windows Phone 8 with the unique features of the new HUAWEI Ascend W1 and you can have the most personal and convenient smartphone to complement your lifestyle,”

The device is available for free at My Best Ever Plan 499.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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