Huawei Ascend W1 spotted at Walmart

We knew the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone was destined to Wal-Mart and now are seeing signs that the Windows Phone 8 device has arrived.

Listed for $229.88, the Huawei was spotted at the local Wal-Mart in Foley, Alabama (down near the coast). The no-contract purchase is restricted to the $45/30-day Unlimited Nationwide data, text and talk Smart Talk plan.

Checking online the Huawei Ascend W1 hasn't made it to but we have to scratch our heads at the price. It doesn't appear to be very competitive with the Nokia Lumia 520 going for $129.88 and other smartphones under $100.  Could Huawei priced themselves out of competition?

Thanks, Max, for the tip and photo!

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.