Welcome everyone! We're here at CES 2013 and we're about to kick off the Huawei press event here in Las Vegas. We have about 5 minutes here until showtime, but I can answer any questions you may have.
Andrew Nusca1/7/2013 8:57:19 PM
Ahem, ahem, is this thing on? Andrew Nusca here, along with Jessica Dolcourt and Lori Grunin, to cover the heck out of this Huawei press conference.
Jason Parker1/7/2013 8:57:55 PM
We had some tech difficulties, but we are now on!
Andrew Nusca1/7/2013 9:00:50 PM
We're in and seated and should be beginning shortly. Huawei already has some phones on display; we'll have photos for you in just a moment.
Andrew Nusca1/7/2013 9:02:13 PM
Huawei has chill out music on the speakers and lots of food out -- a nice touch, considering that their press conference is at prime lunch hour here in Las Vegas.
Jason Parker1/7/2013 9:02:43 PM
For a little background, Huawei usually launches lower-end handsets in the U.S. and higher-end phones abroad, but have committed to a consumer campaign in the US and are working on higher-tier partnerships here.
Lori Grunin1/7/2013 9:04:34 PM
Jessica modeling the Huawei Ascend Mate
Andrew Nusca1/7/2013 9:04:44 PM
If you're wondering, both devices on display are smartphones -- one's considerably larger than the other. They've got them in black and white. They're called the Ascend Mate (larger) and Ascend D2 (smaller).