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Huawei Ascend W1 coming to O2 in March

O2 promised in January that it would make the Huawei Ascend W1 available later this year.

It seems that 'later this year' is much sooner than we had been expecting, as the UK-based carrier has revealed that it plans to dish out the Ascend W1 - likely to be one of the cheaper Windows Phone 8-powered devices around - sometime towards late-March.

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The company also disclosed that the handset will be available in Electric Pink and Electric Blue models. However, O2 refrained from mentioning the exact date of the launch, and nor did it specify the price that will be attached to the device.

The Ascend W1 is powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform and it 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. The rear of the device comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera featuring autofocus and LED flash as well as 720p HD video, while there's a secondary VGA shooter on the front side for video-calling. We will keep you posted as soon as more information becomes available from O2 regarding availability of the Huawei smartphone.