Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2012

Huawei to launch new Windows Phone 8

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Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced that it is expanding its relationship with Microsoft Corp for the creation of Huawei’s first Windows Phone handset.

The Huawei Ascend with Windows Phone 8 expands Huawei’s smartphone portfolio and brings the Windows Phone operating system to an even bigger audience.

Huawei is one of the selected vendors in the world to carry the Windows Phone 8 operating system on its smartphones.

“2012 is building up to be a great year for Huawei. Now, we are poised to end the year with a big bang with the introduction of our first smartphone running on the Windows Phone platform. We’re very excited about this relationship with Microsoft which will enable us to provide our customers with a bigger array of Huawei smartphone choices,” says Shao Yang, chief marketing officer, Huawei Device.

“It’s great to welcome Huawei to the Windows Phone family. The only phone with Live Tiles, Windows Phone brings you closest to the people and things you care most about,” said Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of the Windows Phone division at Microsoft.

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