Huawei W1 now available from Walmart, priced at $229.99Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Just as promised, Huawei's first Windows Phone-powered smartphone is now officially available for purchase in the U.S. The Huawei W1 is now listed as "In Stock" on Walmart's website, with pricing set at $229.99. The device is compatible with the prepaid Straight Talk service, and Walmart says that the W1 can only be used with Straight Talk's $45 30-day Unlimited Service Plan or its $60 30-day Unlimited International Service Plan. Both rate plans include unlimited talk, text and web use, and the latter offering packs in unlimited international calling as well.
The Huawei W1 features a 4-inch 800x480 touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front cameras, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, microSD card slot and a 1,930mAh battery. With a spec list like that, the W1 fits into the "entry-level" Windows Phone device category. While the device may not appeal to everyone, the W1 is noteworthy because it's Huawei's first Windows Phone effort, and I'm sure that most Windows Phone fans are glad to see another manufacturer on board with Microsoft's mobile platform.
Huawei's W1 and its corresponding "Add to Cart" button can be found by clicking right here to navigate to Walmart's website. If you'd like to see the W1 in action, you can check out our hands-on video demonstrating the international model down below.