Does Windows Phone need some more QWERTY options? Just a few days ago, we were looking at a whole bunch of rumors that attempted to describe the hardware we’d see arrive this fall with the release of Windows Phone 8 Apollo. Among the models mentioned was a Nokia device that would have a slide-out keyboard. That smartphone could end up finding itself in good company, as today we’re learning about another possible QWERTY slider on the horizon, this time from Acer.
Acer released its first Windows Phone handset late last year, the Allegro (pictured above). While in [...]
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 [...]
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: eXpansysVia: UnwiredView
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 [...]
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 [...]