Acer Tips Plans For Intel-Based Smartphone This Year
Acer may be better known for its tablets, but the manufacturer continues to dabble in the smartphone sphere; earlier this year, we talked about the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo Androids. According to one exec, the company has another smartphone in the works, with plans to release the handset before the year’s out.
VP Peter Shieh recently mentioned this phone to reporters, including the important detail that it will run one of Intel’s new chips. With the launch of the Motorola RAZR i, such SoCs are finally starting to go mainstream, and Acer’s phone, presumably an Android as well, could be the next in line to showcase Intel hardware.
Acer’s no stranger to Intel chips, going with a Clover Trail SoC for its W510 Windows 8 tablet, which we took a hands-on look at during this year’s IFA. This upcoming handset would be the first time we’ve heard of Acer using Intel for a smartphone, though.
All we know about the phone, beyond Acer’s SoC choice and the year-end launch estimate, is that it would arrive with software supporting the manufacturer’s cloud service offerings.