According to Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, he has managed to roll out a confirmation over at Weibo that Huawei will be unveiling the Huawei Ascend W1 smartphone that is powered by the Windows Phone 8 operating system, although this will happen only at CES 2013 that is set to happen in less than three weeks’ time. The Huawei Ascend W1 will be one of the lower end Windows Phone 8 devices, where it runs on only a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, carry 4GB of internal memory, accompanied by a paltry 512MB RAM with a 5-megapixel camera. What do you think of this particular setup? Will folks who are willing to give the Windows Phone 8 experience a go actually settle for something that has far less processing power and muscle packed under the hood without bursting their budget?
It really depends on whether one is looking for a top end experience, or just one that is functional. What kind of end user are you, and would you do the same for other mobile operating systems?
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