Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone lands on the Globe device portfolio, free at Best-Ever MySuperPlan 499
Posted On June 28, 2013
The new Ascend W1, Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, has landed Globe Telecom’s device portfolio, making it the first Windows 8 handset offering under the telco’s revolutionary Best-Ever MySuperPlan.
Available for free at Plan 499, Huawei Ascend W1 is a stunning and stylish alternative for consumers looking for great Windows Phone OS technology at a price that’s easy on the pocket.
With the Best-Ever MySuperPlan, subscribers get more than what they pay for with a plan value that’s almost twice the value of prepaid load. Plan 499 gives subscribers a plan value of P900 monthly, which can be consumed to avail of a combination of call, text or surf services.
“We are very happy to expand our device portfolio with this partnership with Globe as we allow more Filipinos to experience a Windows Phone 8 while enjoying Ascend W1’s unique features and superb functionality,” said Johnson Ma, Country Manager of Huawei’s Device Business.
“In line with our commitment to provide Filipinos with affordable smartphone options, we are excited to offer the Huawei Ascend W1 as part of our device line-up. Giving this handset better value is pairing it with our Best-Ever MySuperPlan, providing subscribers with a plan value that’s almost twice the value of prepaid load, as well as the full flexibility of choosing the contact period of their preference from 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 months,” said Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid.
The Ascend W1 is 10.15 mm thin and features a 4-inch IPS LCD 480 x 800 touchscreen with OGS Technology, powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2 GHz processors and Adreno 305 GPU. With a 1950 mAh battery, the Ascend W1 has 470 hours of standby time, the longest among all smartphones in its class. The Ascend W1 features a visually iconic design inspired by a tropical island and comes in blue and white.
“We’re excited to partner with Huawei to bring the Windows Phone 8 experience to more Filipinos. Combine Windows Phone 8 with the unique features of the new HUAWEI Ascend W1 and you can have the most personal and convenient smartphone to complement your lifestyle,” said Jerry Bongco, Original Equipment Manufacturer Director, Microsoft Philippines.
Other key features are a 4 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via microSD, 512 MB RAM, and 5 MP rear camera and VGA front camera.
Press Release from Globe Telecom
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