Huawei makes its first Windows Phone, the Ascend W1

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After revealing the mammoth Ascend Mate and 1080p Ascend D2 on Monday, Huawei pulled one more rabbit out of hat on the opening day of CES 2013 with the Ascend W1 – its first foray into the Windows Phone 8 market.

Though smaller than the two super-sized Android phones it showed off yesterday, the Ascend W1 maintains the trend in boxy shape and thin case, coming in at just under 0.4 inches thick. The four-inch LCD display has a resolution of 800 x 400. The device will be powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 processor. A 1,950mAh battery will provide up to 470 hours of standby time, which Huawei claims is the longest among phones in its class.

Though there is no price point for the Ascend W1, we do know it will make its debut in China and Russia later this month. The phone will then make its way to Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. later in the year. With no official release date or price point to go on, we can at least revel in the fact that the phone will be available in multiple colors, including  blue, red, black and white.

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