The rumours first started in October, but new information suggests that the Huawei Ascend W1, the company's Windows Phone 8 smartphone, will be launching at CES 2013 in Las Vegas in January.

"We reported that the Ascend W1 probably won't be available for consumers in 2012, now we're able to relay reports that provide the Windows Phone a more definite launch time - January 2013, at next year's CES," reports, a Windows Phone-centric news site.

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As previously reported, the phone is expected to come in black, pink and white with a list of potential specs giving us a 4-inch WVGA display, with a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA front-facing camera for video calling. Powering proceedings along will be a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory and a 2,000 mAh battery.

Pocket-lint will be at CES in the US and will bring you all the latest news as it happens.