Microsoft and Huawei launch a low cost Huawei W1 Windows phone


Microsoft has today announced a low cost Windows phone 8 device in partnership with Huawei, the Huawei Ascend W1.
This is a 4inch device with a 480 x 800 display, a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon with 4GB internal storage and 512MB RAM The phone’s battery is a 1950 mAh Li-Ion The phone will come with custom apps developed for African consumers by Africans. These apps feature a market specific store within the larger Windows phone store for downloading locally relevant apps and content.

The phone will be priced at around $150 or Kshs 13,000 This will make it the cheapest Windows phone device selling in the region, while the features are premium