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Huawei to offer budget-friendly 4Afrika Windows Phone handset in Africa

Huawei to offer budget-friendly 4Afrika Windows Phone handset in Africa

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer known for its lower-end smartphones, to produce a budget-friendly Windows Phone handset for Africa called 4Afrika. The smartphone will only cost $150, and will be launched in seven countries, with more to follow. The handset will be first introduced in Cairo, Nairobi, Lagos, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and Johannesburg.

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Huawei shocks smartphone market with 3rd place finish in 2012: IDC

Huawei shocks smartphone market with 3rd place finish in 2012: IDC

This week we're having a bit of a double-take on the IDC's release outlining the fourth quarter mobile device market share breakdown for the end of 2012, with none other than Huawei taking third place. This is absolutely surprising as all get-out as Huawei has never before cracked the top 5 smartphone vendors in the world - it's only been inside the top 10 before now. Groups like LG, Motorola, and Nokia do not appear in the top 5 for smartphone sales in the quarter, while Nokia sits pretty in second place for total mobile phone "Vendors, Shipments, and Market Share" for 2012 (that includes non-smart phones).

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Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

A lot of Android users took interest in the Huawei Ascend Mate P1, so the fact that its rumored follow up is pulling in a lot of attention isn't much of a surprise. Today @evleaks is stoking the fire, leaking a press shot for the Ascent P2. We have to say that the Ascend P2 looks pretty snazzy, with Huawei clearly putting a focus on design with this latest handset.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

Well folks, after a long week, we're back from CES 2013. We covered a lot of stuff during our time there, and while you can find all of our coverage by navigating to our CES portal, we've also put together a few wrap-ups that bring together the most impressive of what we saw. First up for the day was our PC and Windows 8 wrap-up, which was shortly followed by our Android CES wrap-up, and then finally our gaming wrap-up. Considering the massive amount of news that came out of CES, you might be thinking that the number of wrap-ups seems a little low. You'd be right - we've got more wrap-ups coming this weekend, so sit back and watch as we recap all of the biggest stories to hit during the show.

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Huawei tips 8-core processor and new P-series phone for MWC 2013

Huawei tips 8-core processor and new P-series phone for MWC 2013

This week the folks at Huawei have revealed - or teased, really - a new phone that'll be coming out to the public at Mobile World Congress 2013. This event is next month while the tip here comes from CES and an interview with Engadget where the CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group Richard Yu made it plain that not only will Huawei be bringing a new next-generation super-thin P-series 2 smartphone to the market with a reveal at Mobile World Congress 2013 (next month - we'll be there), they'll also be bringing their very own octa-core (that's 8 CPU cores, mind you) processor to the market in the second half of the year.

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Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei has just unveiled both of their latest and greatest Android smartphones today at CES 2013 here in Viva Las Vegas. First up was the larger than usual Ascend Mate with a 6.1-inch display, but what we have below is their flagship device. The Ascend D2 follows up on its successor with a 5.0-inch 1920 x 1080p true HD display, Jelly Bean and more. Read on for full details.

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