Huawei Ascend W1 blue

We first began hearing whispers about the Huawei Ascend W1, the company’s first Windows Phone smartphone, back in October, and we expected it to appear before the end of 2012. According to the latest rumor, however, it will get its grand unveiling at CES in early January.

WPCentral reports:

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.

The site also notes that the white version of the handset, which was leaked in October, won’t make it to market; that was simply an early engineering prototype. The blue handset above, however, will.

According to October’s report, the Ascend W1 will boast a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a VGA front-facing camera. It’s expected to be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage, with a 2,000 mAh battery.

Are you looking forward to the Ascend W1?

[Via: WPCentral]