As one of the Microsoft's launch partners along with Nokia, Samsung and HTC, Huawei has been an awfully mysterious company in the Windows Phone ecosystem. First there was complete silence for a long time, then we had the whole situation in the US.

Just when people are starting to forget about this company, there was a short outburst of rumors and leaked pictures of its Ascend W1. We reported that the Ascend W1 probably won't be available for consumers in 2012, now we're able to relay reports that provide the Windows Phone a more definite launch time: January 2013, at next year's CES.

We also published a number of leaked photos of the Ascend W1, in both white and blue designs. It's believed the white version, an early engineering prototype, won't make it to the market.

Source: WPDang