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Deal: £100 Huawei Ascend W1 smartphone

Windows Phone 8 is quietly and gradually getting more popular according to recent statistics. And smartphones like the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which is available from mobile phone operator O2 for as little as £100 on PAYG (that's a £30 discount; the price excludes a compulsory £10 topup) have helped a lot.

The device has a 4in display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass and with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It has a 5in camera with autofocus and flash, a 1,950mAh battery that can power the smartphone for up to eight hours, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260a SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing one, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and much more.

The Huawei Ascend W1 smartphone competes with the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Nokia Lumia 620. The handsets from the Finnish manufacturer have a few of exclusive apps that give them the edge.

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