Huawei has big plans for Windows 8, smartphones and LTE tablets in the works

24-Huawei-logoChinese manufacturer Huawei has just recently been making a name for itself in the premium hardware world, with devices like the P1S and Ascend D Quad. By all appearances, these smaartphones are going to be very nice pieces of hardware, but so far they all run Android. However, Huawei hasn't just left Windows fans in the cold, as it has just been revealed that they are working hard on various Windows 8 devices.

According to Chinese website WPDang, Huawei has put together a team of over 70 engineers to work on producing Windows Phone Apollo (Windows 8) smartphone as well as a full Windows 8 tablet which will include LTE.

Details on both devices are scarce, but it seems sensible to assume that Huawei's Windows smarpthone will look a lot like its current Android devices. The tablet is a bit more vague, but hopefully Huawei will up their game from the usually mid to low end tablets they have made in the past.

I have yet to actually use a Huawei-made smartphone since the company started looking toward the high end, but based on spec sheets and images their smartphones look killer. If they do in fact put out a Windows Phone 8 device that is a version of the Ascend D Quad, it would have a good chance at being the best Windows Phone smartphone yet.

[The Verge]


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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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