Huawei Ascend W1 hits the FCC, may give Net10 a taste of Windows Phone 8

Let's face it: neither TracFone nor its Net10 badge are known for adventurous phone selections, let alone dipping into Windows Phone 8 devices. Color us surprised when Huawei's Ascend W1 not only surfaces at the FCC -- the phone maker said it planned a US launch -- but is explicitly labeled as coming to a TracFone brand, most likely the smartphone-friendly Net10. There's no shocks at support for the budget carrier's HSPA frequencies, then. While FCC filings don't clue us in as to prices or ship dates, the choice of network suggests the Ascend W1 won't cost much off-contract when it crosses the ocean.