The Huawei W1 is joining the Nokia Lumia 521 in Wal-Mart’s line of presumably lower priced, no-contract Windows Phone devices.
The Huawei W1, known overseas as the Ascend W1 and which has been described as an entry-level phone, is expected to be available at Wal-Mart later this month. While neither Huawei nor Wal-Mart disclosed the price, the phone “will use a no-contract prepaid plan and be priced ‘competitively,’” the official Windows Phone blog says, citing a Huawei executive.
The Lumia 521, meanwhile, is expected to become available at Wal-Mart starting on Saturday. It is eligible for a no contract, $30 per month unlimited data and texting plan on T-Mobile. It looks like Wal-Mart is pricing it at about $130, according to the retailer’s website.