WP Central Huawei set to announce Windows Phone 8 device 25th September

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Out of the four key partners announced by Microsoft, Huawei looks to be last to announce its Windows Phone 8 devices. The rumour is they are looking at September 25th to let us know what they have in store.  Granted, we haven't heard anything official from Huawei so we'll use a pencil to mark the date just in case things change.

Most of the conversation and media focus has been on the more well-known partners, Nokia, Samsung and HTC so it’s of great interest to us to see what the newcomer will bring to the Windows Phone 8 party.

According to the folks over at wincp, who cite "reliable sources" for this information, the device is said to come in at around 2000 Yuan (US $300) and be called the Ascend W1. If that is indeed the price then we’d expect the device to be firmly targeted at the low end of the market. We’re going to hear from HTC on Wednesday about their Windows Phone 8 plans, perhaps they will have a low end device to compete at that price point as well.

If the rumours are correct then 25th September may see the close of the initial Windows Phone 8 device announcements. If Huawei is looking to make a splash with their smartphones then Windows Phone 8 could provide the platform. With relatively little in the way of other device manufacturers and strong demand in the Chinese market we could be about to witness the ascendancy of a new key player.

If all holds true, are you excited about Huawei bringing a Windows Phone to market? A three hundred dollar Windows Phone 8 device, think it will be too good a deal to turn down? We’d love to know your thoughts. Let us know down below in the comments or in this WPCentral Forums discussion.

Source : winp