Today, Chinese mobile manufacturer Huawei has unveiled a Windows Phone 8 smartphone in partnership with Microsoft as a part of its new 4Afrika Initiative. The customized Windows phone known as Huawei 4Afrika will be exclusively available in Africa.
The device is a customized version of the Huawei Ascend W1 which was showcased at the CES 2013 event in Las Vegas. The smartphone will be connected to a customized app store including applications designed and built by Africans. The device will be available in seven countries: Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Morocco and South Africa.
Huawei 4Afrika smartphone is packed with a 4-inch IPS LCD display with 480×800 pixels of resolution and OGS technology, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 dual-core SOC, and just 512MB of RAM, Adreno 305 GPU, a 5 megapixel main camera to record 720p videos, 4GB onboard storage, 32GB memory expansion via microSD slot, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g, micro USB 2.0 and a 1950mAh battery to run the smartphone.
Huawei is also planning to introduce another Windows Phone 8 handset similar to the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate Android smartphone which will be unveiled at MWC 2013 this month.