Category: Huawei

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Huawei’s MediaPad X1 is a phone with an identity crisis

Huawei tried to inject some excitement into the Mobile World Congress proceedings this week by unveiling a few new products, most exciting among them the 7-inch phone/tablet hybrid MediaPad X1. As leaked last week, the MediaPad X1 is a truly strange device, but judging from early hands-on reviews, it looks to be quite effective at



Huawei’s 7-inch MediaPad X1 phablet leaks before MWC unveiling

Think Huawei is finished with its phablet dreams? My friends, they are just getting started. What looks like a certainty for a Mobile World Congress announcement next week, Huawei’s MediaPad X1 combines a 7-inch tablet and a phone into a confusing hybrid of sorts. With a 7-inch 1920×1200 pixel display, a 1.6Ghz HiSilicon 910 SoC with



Huawei announces Ascend Mate 2 4G: same size, different feel

Huawei has announced a very iterative update to the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate which was unveiled a year ago at CES 2013. The world’s number three smartphone manufacturer in volume shipments, Huawei is trying to attract more thrifty customers to its largest smartphone line. The successor, aptly-titled the Ascend Mate 2 4G, shares the same 6.1-inch


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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 spied before CES announcement

As we inch ever-closer to the annual bacchanal that is CES, the leaks are beginning to seep through the widening cracks. First up we have Huawei’s successor to its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate smartphone, which we first demoed at CES earlier this year (and then subsequently reviewed upon its release in September). The Ascend Mate 2 doesn’t



WIND Mobile launches the Huawei Ascend P6 for $399 outright

WIND Mobile has been going through a bit of a resurgence in the Canadian market of late. Not only is the company’s subscriber base up to 637,000, but ARPU is on the rise, up 10% over the same period last year. It may not have an LTE network with which to compete head-to-head against the incumbents,



Sawiris says he is ‘finished with Canada’ after Allstream deal sours

Naguib Sawiris was instrumental in bringing WIND Mobile to Canada, as at the time he controlled parent company WIND Telecom, which in 2011 merged with Russian telco giant VimpelCom. Sawiris removed himself from the running of the company he founded and began looking for other potential deals, continuing to work with Canadian business through his



SaskTel launches the Huawei Ascend Y300

As expected, SaskTel has released the Huawei Ascend Y300, very much an entry-level Android that is extremely affordable. SaskTel has priced the Y300 at $119.99 outright, while keeping it free on a 2-year term. From a design perspective there’s nothing really setting it apart from all the other low-cost Androids, but SaskTel notes that it’s



Update: Winner selected in our Huawei Ascend Mate contest!

Update: A winner has been selected! Congratulations to Khushwant, we will be in touch! Here’s a nice little contest for you. We have a brand new Huawei Ascend Mate to give away straight from the company itself. All you have to do to win this bad boy is leave a comment below and you retweet