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Introducing the HUAWEI Ascend W1, Windows Phone 8 for only PHP 8,990

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Whoa! Windows Phone 8 for less that P10,000? Nice! Last week, Microsoft Philippines together with HUAWEI unveiled a sub-10k smartphone running on the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system. Historically, there have been other Windows Phone devices that have been released for less than P10,000 yet cannot be upgraded to the latest OS.

Here are the specs:

480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
5 MP, 2592Ñ…1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon
Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait with Adreno 305 GPU
microSD expansion up to 32 GB
Internal 4GB storage with 512MB RAM

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Samsung announces ATIV line: the first synergy of Windows 8 for tablets, Surface laptop and Windows Phone 8

Very interesting news on Samsung today. The Korean company has been know as the poster boy of Android with their extensive line of tablets and smartphones all powered by Android. Today, they are making history by showing the proof of concept philosophy of Microsoft: the new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 ecosystem.

For those unfamiliar, Microsoft has bet their entire farm on this new user experience by unifying all their commercial products (except the XBOX) into a single user experience in the form of laptops, tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 runs on the “Surface” ATIV PC and ATIV PC PRO. It also runs on the ATIV tab. For smartphones, the latest iteration of Windows Phone 8 runs on the new ATIV S.

No pricing as of late but you absolutely need to check these new products out. I’m particularly excited for Microsoft as this is the proof of concept they bet on and the critics have been either hot and cold on this new direction of making software less expensive while investing in hardware. The initial announcement of the Surface tablet by Microsoft left a lot of OEM’s shocked because Microsoft didn’t brand these designs with the stamp of any manufacturer. Looks like Samsung has made good on this one. They’re very pretty.