Following the sponsorship announcement of the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour, Huawei today announced its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone – Huawei W1 – will be available this month online at Walmart.com and at select Walmart stores in the United States.
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"We are proud to deliver a premium smartphone experience to customers at a competitive price point," said Todd Greenberg, General Manager, US Windows Phone Sales at Microsoft. "The new Huawei W1 is a great addition to the Windows Phone 8 portfolio of devices in the U.S. with its impressive battery life and availability in Walmart stores."
The Huawei W1 features a speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor, optimized battery technology, a gorgeous 4'' IPS LCD touch screen made of Gorilla® glass that looks great even in sunlight, and 5MP camera with 0.3MP front-facing camera, LED flash, 4X digital zoom, auto focus and a quick access button. Powered by Windows Phone 8, the device offers a truly personal smartphone experience to fit unique needs and provide quick access to the people and things customers care about most.
"The Huawei W1 brings consumers a truly compelling alternative to what's currently in the marketplace – a device that is competitively priced with an unlimited *30-day no-contract plan," said Michael Chuang, Executive Vice President at Huawei Device USA. "The addition of the W1 to our smartphone portfolio in the United States gives consumers access to a wider range of Huawei smartphones at a competitive price that makes sense to consumers."
On May 15, Huawei will launch the "Huawei W1 'Make it Yours' Music & Mobile Sweepstakes." Fans of the Huawei W1 and Jonas Brothers will be able to enter to win the smartphone, tickets to attend Jonas Brothers Tour concerts across the country, and a chance to meet the band in person. Last month, the company announced it will be the presenting sponsor for the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour.