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The colors of Huawei's Ascend W1 Windows phone

LAS VEGAS--Huawei announced the Huawei Ascend W1 at CES. The phones come in four colors -- white, black, red, and bright blue -- and bear more than a striking resemblance to the Nokia Lumia 900 and 920's design.
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Huawei adopted a simple style for the Ascend W1's rear-facing camera.
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Top view

A bit on the thicker side, the handset also adopts some of Nokia's metal accents.
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Side view

Although some buttons are silvery accents, others -- like this volume rocker -- are more flush and blend in.

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