O2 in the UK are leading the way with budget priced Windows Phone 8 devices as the worlds cheapest Windows Phone 8 is expected to launch in the UK on March 7th 2013.
The Huawei Ascend W1 sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, an Adreno 305 GPU, and 4GB of internal memory expandable via a microSD card slot. As well as a 5-megapixel camera featuring autofocus and an LED flash it also supports 720p HD video, and a FFC for Video Calling. The price for a unit will cost £119.99 without a contract, or alternatively will be shipped free for O2 contracts starting at around £13 per month.
Huawei has received an excellent response from the market in the UK, and will continue to expand its investment with customers including BT, Everything Everywhere, O2, Orange, Three / Hutchinson 3G, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Sky and T-Mobile. Huawei has invested over £150 million into the UK to date!
We have made contact for a review unit and hope to bring you more details in the coming week before launch. O2 are expected to list the item on their own website soon.