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    Acer's getting its feet wet in the Windows Phone market with the release of its Allegro, the company's first such smartphone. We had been expecting the phone to launch in early December; at least, that's when retailers had been indicating that they expected to be able to begin sales. While some are still indicating that they won't get the phone until next month, we're now seeing the first signs of the Allegro becoming available just a little bit early. French site Rue du Commerce indicates that it currently has the Acer Allegro in-stock and ready for you to buy. The price is a little ...

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    Acer announced its first Windows Phone, the Allegro (ex W4) at the beginning of October and it looks like it will land in the U.K. at the beginning of December, if online retailers have the right information. eXpansys has the phone listed for pre-order for £259.99 (around $415) with a due date set for December 1. For the money you'll get an unlocked Windows Phone featuring a Qualcomm MSM8255 chip clocking at 1GHz, 3.6-inch WVGA display, five-megapixel camera with auto-focus and 8GB internal storage. Source: eXpansys Via: UnwiredView

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    Gianfranco Lanci, CEO for Acer, has confirmed in a recent interview that the company is working on Windows Phone 7, without mentioning a time frame, availability or other information though. Gianfranco Lanci declared that Windows Phone limitations in the past together with user experience were the main reasons they've switched to the Android platform but taking a look at Windows Phone 7 today, Acer sees "the same opportunity you can see on Android in terms of customization". We're sure he meant user experience and wanted to emphasize on the freedom of creating the device your own by taking ...

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    At last week's Windows Phone 7 event, Microsoft announced several new companies that would be releasing smartphones running its OS. In addition to the manufacturers that produced the first wave of WP7 devices (and with Dell oddly absent), Microsoft added Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE, and of course Nokia to the mix. At the COMPUTEX expo just starting up in Taipei, Acer has revealed its first Windows Phone entry, the W4. As a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, with Microsoft's chassis specs to conform to, there's little surprising about the W4's hardware capabilities. The smartphone will run a Qualcomm ...

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    Acer was accepted as an official Windows Phone OEM together with Fujitsu and ZTE at the time when Windows Phone Mango was announced and now the manufacturer is reportedly making its first device running the Redmond platform public. The Acer Allegro (you might know it as the W4) will land in Europe before Christmas and will be priced around EUR 299 (around $410) unlocked. From the W4 days we remember that the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 chip at 1GHz and have a 3.6-inch WVGA display, five-megapixel camera with auto-focus and 8GB internal storage. The specs are those of any ...

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    The next generation of the Windows Phone operating system has been released to manufacturing and that means manufacturers are now hard at work at fitting the new OS on new hardware devices that we can expect to see released later this year. We've already seen a few tastes from Samsung, Acer, ZTE, and Toshiba-Fujitsu at WPC as well as a few other leaks. I'm guessing most of the new devices will have faster single-core processors as well as some dedicated graphics processing units. HTC's devices are expected to have 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM 8655 CPUs and screen sizes ranging from 3.8 to 4.7 ...

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    All the way back in November of last year, Acer showed off an Android smartphone with a large, oddly-shaped 4.8-inch 1024 x 480 display. Later on, the company officially launched the device, calling it the Iconia Smart. We were expecting the phone to have finally gone up for sale months ago, but it has yet to materialize. A recent update on Acer's German Facebook page now gives us a better idea for when it might actually show up, as well as what you could expect to pay for it. Acer Germany says that the Iconia Smart will be out sometime around the middle of September, and will sell for the ...

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    Compal Communications Chairman Ray Chen has announced today that the company has just signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft for the use of Windows Phone 7. Compal Communications is an original design manufacturer (ODM), typically a company that designs and manufactures a product which is specified and eventually branded by another firm for sale. In its Windows Phone ODM state, Compal Communications will be manufacturing Windows Phones for Nokia and Acer, which will start shipping in the last quarter of the year 2011. Acer recently became a new Windows Phone partner -- along with ...

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    Acer's Liquid Mini is a lower-end Android released in the UK, a shrunk-down version of the company's earlier Liquid. The Liquid Mini is about to receive an update, with Acer revealing the smartphone will soon be available in a new assortment of colors and running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The new case options for the Liquid Mini will now include cherry, lagoon, pearl and steel. All together, that makes nine shades for you to choose from; if at least one of those doesn't suit you, we don't know what to tell you. The most significant part of this refresh is the new inclusion of Gingerbread; ...

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    Now that cellphone image sensors have evolved beyond the dark days of sub-megapixel blockiness, photo quality has become an important determinant when choosing among handsets. To that end, we've collected sample shots from some upcoming models, hopefully giving you a basic idea of what to expect when you release the shutter. Of course, as we've noted before, test shots from pre-release devices often don't represent the output from shipping products: camera firmware, which plays just as important a role as sensor quality, is often tweaked right up until the last minute. In situations where ...

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    With the occasion of today's Windows Phone 7 Mango launch Event, Andrew Lees, president of Microsoft's Mobile Communication Business, has not only confirmed the new hardware partners we posted about but talked about them as a unit. Initial Windows Phone 7 OEMs were HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell with Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE being unveiled today. Of course, Nokia was presented as more than an OEM back in February and referred to the same way today. If you look at the image above, you might be surprised to find out that there's one name missing from the list: Dell. The company had one of the ...

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    We were wondering about those three rumored hardware partners that will be coming to Windows Phone 7 once Mango will be out and it looks like we've got official wording from Microsoft. The new OEMs to join the currently existing ones (Samsung, LG, Dell and HTC) will be Acer, Fujitsu Ltd. and ZTE. Acer is another Taiwanese manufacturer that already made their plans public of embracing Windows Phone back in February. Fujitsu comes from Japan and together with China's ZTE will be manufacturing smartphones running Redmond's even latest and greatest, Windows Phone Mango. The Chinese ...

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    On October 11, 2010, Steve Ballmer on stage announced nine Windows Phone smartphones and we refer to them as being Wave 1 devices. Now, more than 7 months after the Windows Phone event, rumor has it Microsoft will unveil an additional number of nine Windows Phones with the occasion of the May 24 Windows Phone Mango event, according to rumors. An anonymous tipster told WMPowerUser about the plans for tomorrow where Microsoft will allegedly uncover nine smartphones to come out once Mango starts shipping. These Windows Phones are purportedly made by Samsung (four), HTC (two), Dell (one) and ...

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    It turns out Acer is now on board to produce a Windows Phone 7 to be released later this year. We're not sure if they decided this before or after the news of Nokia jumping in with Windows Phone 7, but as they say, a rising tide lifts all boats. According to Aymar de Lencquesaing, president of Acer's Smart Handheld Business Group, Acer expects total shipments of smartphones to reach several million units for the year. The photo above is of the Acer F900 Windows Mobile 6.1 phone since we haven't seen any concept art for an Acer Windows Phone 7 yet, but do you think Acer could come up with a ...

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    Acer has officially launched the 4.8-inch super-widescreen Iconia Smart after unofficially launching it back in November. Iconia is also the name of the company's dual-screen laptop. With a 1024 x 480 resolution that works out to a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, the Iconia Smart S300 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, and offers such media-friendly features as DLNA wireless streaming and Dolby-certified audio. An eight-megapixel rear and two-megapixel front camera are also on board. Pocket-lint reports a May 1st UK launch, and last we heard, Acer was in ...

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    We were among the first to show you what appeared to be a pretty slick Windows Phone 7 device from Asus last summer. Later, we learned that the device was the Asus E600. But like the Samsung Taylor and LG Panther, the Asus E600 is a development device that will never be released, despite earlier thinking that it might be unveiled as a second wave of Windows Phone 7 devices at Mobile World Congress. We're thinking that at some point in 2011, Asus will indeed have a Windows Phone 7 handset to show, and it might bear resemblance to the E600. Source: WithinWindows Via: Windows Phone 7 Central, ...

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    At CES Acer unveiled a smaller version of their budget Liquid Android handset aptly called the Liquid Mini, touting a smallish 3.2" HVGA display, a 600MHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, and Android 2.2. The Liquid Mini has passed the FCC with the proper bands to do 3G on AT&T. This doesn't necessarily mean that AT&T is going to be selling the phone directly, but that the smartphone will be soon sold unlocked. If you're looking for a vanilla Android phone that won't cost you an arm and a leg, this might be something to keep an eye on. Source: FCC

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    Acer has unveiled a low-end, budget Android handset at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show, the beTouch E210 which, despite of all the new and benchmark-breaking smartphones shown off, is an affordable BlackBerry-like device. Powered by a 416MHz processor, the beTouch sports 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 2.6-inch QVGA display and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It also features a full QWERTY keyboard plus a D-Pad to compliment the four Android specific buttons (Home, Menu, Back and Search) in addition to Call Start and Call End. It runs Google's Android 2.2. Froyo operating system and it will be ...

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    Smartphones with 4.5-inch screens have been making headlines at the CES, pushing smartphones ever-closer into that nebulous not-quite-a-tablet gray area. Not every manufacturer thinks bigger is better, though, as Acer introduced its liquidmini with a svelte 3.2-inch display. The liquidmini seems like it should be a low-to-mid-range Android smartphone, featuring a 3.2-inch HVGA screen, HSDPA support, and a five-megapixel rear camera. For connection to your home theater system, the smartphone is compatible with DLNA streaming when used with Acer's clear.fi system. In addition to the usual ...

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    Acer's recently announced Android-powered beTouch E140 handset has just passed through the FCC with AT&T-compatible 3G bands, marking a different version of the phone than was announced earlier this month. (That model only supports 900MHz / 2100MHz European HSDPA bands.) With a strictly entry-level spec sheet (save for its frozen Froyo heart), the 600Mhz, QVGA E140 would slot in at the bottom of AT&T's lineup, putting it up against the likes of T-Mobile's Comet and the slightly higher-end quartet of Optimus One variants. If this so-called "small smartphone" does land on AT&T, it would seem ...

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    The entry-level Android handset we posted about a month or so ago was just announced by Acer as the beTouch E140, referred to by the manufacturer as "small smartphone of the Acer family". The small and compact device will be running Android 2.2 Froyo (the official press release actually talks about "the most recent version of Android called Froyo" but we guess it was written before the Gingerbread launch). Specs wise, the device sports a "borderless" 2.8-inch QVGA screen (talk about entry level), microSD card slot to expand the memory with up to 32GB, 3.2-megapixel camera, FM radio with ...

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    In my last article I pointed to the possibility of a high-end Acer handset (the Liquid Metal) being released by AT&T and/or T-Mobile. As far as Android's go, there aren't that many Acer's out there, at least not yet. Acer's beTouch E140 is an entry-level phone with moderate specifications that will get the job done, but won't offer all the speed and bells-and-whistles that its big brothers have. - Android 2.2 Froyo - Display 2.8-inch QVGA - WiFi b/g (no mention of n) - HSDPA/HSUPA - Infrared - Bluetooth 2.1 - FM Radio - Battery 1300mAh - 3.2 megapixel camera (without flash) - 600MHz ...

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    According to a statement in a New York press conference, Acer says that AT&T and T-Mobile are evaluating their Liquid Metal handset, running Android 2.2, and spec'd very similar to T-Mobile's G2 -- minus the keyboard. Rogers Communications of Canada has already chosen to carry the Liquid Metal, but there are no firm commitments from any U.S. carriers -- yet. The Liquid Metal is a GSM phone, running on an 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, sports a 3.6-inch, WVGA (800x480) screen, 5 megapixel camera, stainless steel battery cover, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA/UPnP support (for ...

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    Acer today debuted an Android-powered smartphone with gigantic 4.8-inch screen and unique 1024 x 480 resolution. At a global event in New York City, the Taiwanese manufacturer showed off a number of cutting-edge products, including the unnamed handset, which is said to launch in April of next year. Billed as a convergence product ("100% smartphone, 100% tablet"), the device is said to feature dual cameras -- eight-megapixel, 720p rear with LED flash and 1.3-megapixel front -- as well as six-axis motion sensing (gyroscope plus accelerometer, probably) and LED edge lighting. Although the ...

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    You might remember our post about AMOLED vs. traditional LCDs from the picture viewing perspective and then the comparison between Super AMOLED, AMOLED and LCD in direct sunlight. Different devices employ different screen types and different technologies. In the video below you can see some high magnification pictures of various screens employed by different manufacturers, namely LCD on the HTC HD2, S-AMOLED on the Samsung Galaxy S, AMOLED on the HTC Desire (later they switched to SLCD and we showed you how to spot the difference), SLCD on the HTC Desire HD and AMOLED on the Acer Stream. ...

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