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Report: Huawei to bring Windows Phone to China for 2012

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We reported on Chinese device maker Huawei way back in December 2010 as a possible OEM for Windows Phone and the untapped market in China. Fast forward to early 2012 and Microsoft is reportedly "weeks" from a launch there, this time with Nokia leading the way. Now we're getting word via Digitimes that Huawei has finally committed to Windows Phone and will be bringing devices to China during the 1st half of 2012.

What's really interesting is the fact that Microsoft was reportedly trying to secure a patent deal with Huawei for their Android tablets back in November. Rumors have circulated that Microsoft in these negotiations tries to get Windows Phone leverage as an outcome and we think we're now seeing the fruits of their labor.

Source: DigitimesImage credit via Shutterstock

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aubreyq says:

If I knew Photoshop I'd turn that phone in the image into a Windows Phone.

ctleng76 says:

I love the look of this device.  It kind of reminds of some of Sony Ericsson's android phones.  Hopefully this will be released here in the US.

Reaction80 says:

Isn't that simply a generic mock-up of a phone? Not a real device at all?

teamjawbox says:

I'm a Huawei employee and am so stoked we are finally on board the WP7 ship!