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All great quad-core things must wait, they say. And waited we have, since February, for the Huawei Ascend D Quad. Back in June we heard that the gang at Huawei had encountered some problem with the phone’s processor, which caused the quad-core phone to be delayed until August. Now we have confirmation that the Ascend D Quad is ready to face the world.

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Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company founded way back in the late 80s that happens to make quite a lot of mobile equipment, including various Android handsets, some of them quite interesting. The company also happens to have an unpronounceable name, although I’m sure over 1 billion Chinese people would strongly disagree with us tech blogs that report on Huawei-related news. Well, luckily for the Western world that has issues pronouncing the company’s name, there’s an official video out there, produced by Huawei itself, that teaches us how to properly say it. The fact that the video below was shot…

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Huawei might have disappointed us all when it announced the Ascend D Quad’s release being delayed to late August or early September, but the company’s flagship phone might actually be worth the wait after all. The device that Huawei enthusiastically called “the world’s fastest smartphone” back in February, but that doesn’t seem to stand a chance in a raw power battle with the Galaxy S3 or the upcoming HTC One XXL, might come at an unbelievably low price point, making us all reconsider what we thought was “fair” to pay for a high-end handheld. According to Chinese website MyDrivers, the…

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Although it’s still not a name to be reckoned with in the Western technology world, Huawei is certainly making efforts to change that and get in the high-end mix. The Ascend P1, P1S and especially the Ascend D Quad are the devices that could put Huawei on the map in Europe and the US, but unfortunately they still can’t be found in many parts of the world outside Asia. Huawei will also be trying to draw the attention of tech users with a couple of software innovations, the most important one being the introduction of the Emotion UI for Android…

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Unveiled back in February at the MWC with the “world’s fastest smartphone” title stamped to its “forehead”, the Huawei Ascend D Quad has been expected to hit the market for a while now. Some might have hoped to see it launched in the spring, while other saw it ready to come this summer, but the D Quad is now slated for a release closer to the cold season. Somewhat ironically, the D Quad’s latest delay is caused by the phone’s processor, which “has encountered some technical problems”, as Yu Chengdong, Huawei’s Consumer Business Group CEO, has delicately put it, in…

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Since all Android smartphone manufacturers run the exact same OS (and the vast majority of the apps as well) on their devices, the people in charge of the marketing departments of such manufacturers often seem to believe that the only way to differentiate their products from those of other manufacturers is by creating custom UIs that they slam on top of Android’s standard (also known as vanilla) user interface. But although they’ve got the “differentiating” part just about right, I’m not sure exactly how many smartphone users go for a specific manufacturer over the other because the custom UI is better. In…

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Oy, are there any British blokes around here who were intrigued about the Huawei Ascend D Quad, but were worried the smartphone might not come to the UK anytime soon? If there are, they should be glad to hear that the super-phone, dubbed by Huawei “the world’s fastest smartphone”, has just been officially confirmed for a British release. Unfortunately, while Huawei officials contacted by Pocket-Lint said that the gadget will “absolutely” see the light of day in the United Kingdom, they avoided to specify an exact release date (or an estimated one, for that matter). Huawei’s people only stated that we will be…

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Huawei and ZTE, two very popular manufacturers in their own Chinese market, have been relative unknown in the world smartphone arena, until the beginning of this year. After some impressive demonstrations at this year’s Mobile World Congress, both companies are hoping to back up the “talk” with equally impressive sales figures. More precisely, Huawei and ZTE plan to ship a combined 100 million smartphones this year. This is a huge jump in their shipping targets from 2011, with a shift from 16 million to 60 million for Huawei, and from 11 million to 40 million for ZTE. In the process,…

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Huawei has come forth with the release date of the Ascend D Quad smartphone. The quad-core device, which Huawei envisions as its bridgehead to the bustling Western markets, will only go into production this June, with a shipping date set for July. If the report from CNMO is accurate, this late debut will put the Huawei Ascend D Quad behind the other quad-core smartphones that will compete for mindshare and the consumer’s money. Two other Android flagship devices are coming out this summer, the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. The former will come this April to the UK (and…

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Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei devices, took the stage today (Sunday Feb 26) at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2012, and made some pretty bold assertions and promises. More specifically, the Chairman of one of Android’s rising stars told us that the Ascend D Quad and Quad XL smartphones will be powered by a specially made quad-core chip from Huawei themselves called the K3V2. Not only did Huawei choose not to follow the crowd and put a Tegra 3 chip in their new devices, but they also claim that the Ascend D Quad and Quad XL are the “world’s fastest”. Although…