Acer planning five Androids, one Windows Phone in 2013

Acer planning five Androids, one Windows Phone in 2013Acer is primarily a PC maker, but as we've seen recently it's not short of ambition when it comes to the more mobile flavour of consumer tech.

And it has already set out its stall out for next year too, revealing that it plans to release a single Windows Phone 8 Apollo handset and five more Android campaigners over the course of 2013.

That's the word from Taiwan's DigiTimes, which quotes Acer president Jim Wong as saying pretty much just that in recent comments made to the media:

“One of the six models will be a Windows Phone 8 device and the rest will run on Android platforms, with high-end models to be built with Qualcomm's dual-core CPUs and entry-level models using chipset solutions from MediaTek,” Wong revealed.

The company will be placing its focus for the year on Europe, China and the emerging markets of Southeast Asia – not much interest in the US, then – and from Wong's comments it seems there won't be any high-end quad-core devices.

So look for some aggressive pricing on those Android (and WP) handsets next year to try and tempt you away from the traditional players.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 13:59

I enjoyed the Acer Liquid MT - at its budget price. I would have considered the Iconia Smart phone, but hey... it seems they can't get any support from retailers and/or networks.
So I can't get excited about their announced handsets anymore. No-shows....


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