Microsoft has recently taken the wraps off their latest smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8 and they have recently detailed some of the highlighted features it will possess. At the announcement, Microsoft has listed out a range of brands that will be building handsets running on this operating system. Huawei, a brand that is swiftly gaining popularity in the smartphone segment is one of the brands that is set to release a handset once it becomes available and they have also added a statement regarding the same.
Huawei for its part has announced it is expanding its relationship with Microsoft Corp. for the creation of the brand’s first Windows Phone handset. Part of the Huawei Ascend family, the Ascend with Windows Phone 8 expands the company's smartphone portfolio and brings the Windows Phone operating system to an even bigger audience.
Huawei on board to announce a Windows Phone 8 smartphone later this year
“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. “With Huawei's impressive global capabilities, together we can bring Windows Phone 8 to more people around the world.”
The Huawei Ascend with Windows Phone 8 is expected to be available in Europe, China and United States, with other markets to follow. It will be marketed through a series of promotional activities in conjunction with key mobile operators around the world.
Besides, Huawei, HTC has also announced their partnership with Microsoft in building a Windows Phone 8 handset.
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