It certainly took Huawei a while to show off the Ascend W1 we heard rumors about ever since October, but as expected CES 2013 was the host of the 4-incher’s official intro. Not only that, but Huawei unveiled a couple of (vague) things about W1’s release too, confirming the phone will be coming by the end of winter.
China and Russia will get the Ascend W1 before the rest of world “in January”, although no exact date has been mentioned by Huawei officials. O2 UK has also confirmed it’ll be getting the phone sooner or later, though things are even more tangled in GB. Still, British tech lovers will probably see this in stores in February at the latest and we think other carriers besides O2 will look to sell it as well.
As for a US release, that seems as unlikely as ever, but who knows, maybe the W1 will hit it big in Asia and Europe and then absolutely warrant an American visit. Does anyone think that’s going to be the case or does the W1 not have what it takes to be a hit?