Since Acer entered the Smartphone market with the DX900 in 2009 it has actively taken a cautious approach and released new models at a slow but steady pace.
Acer Incorporated is Taiwan’s leading exporter and one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers. Since its earliest days Acer has continually strove to design beautiful and environmentally friendly products that the consumer wants, so what about their mobile phones?
The third quarter of 2012 will see the launch a new range of Acer smartphones running on both the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems.
One new handset in particular that has us drooling is the Acer CloudMobile, which was introduced at the recent Mobile World Congress (MCW 2012) in Barcelona. This smartphone comes packed with Android 4.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a large 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen, HSPA+ support and 1GB of RAM.
Our personal favourite feature is the support of Acer’s Acer Cloud service (Which looks strangely familiar to Apple’s iCloud service) this should allow you to access or stream files that you have stored online. Whether the service will be free to use or not we are not sure, but if a recent article is anything to go by, Acer are allowing users of new PC’s and laptops free usage so why not smartphones as well!
Hands on the AcerCloud Mobile
A spokesperson for Acer Recently said:
“Acer is going to release a new range of handsets every year, but we don’t intend to launch hundreds of products each year, this is because of our size and that’s not what the consumers are expecting from us.”
Acer’s thoughts on current Operating systems:
“With Apple’s OS being closed to other handset manufacturers, Android has become the big player on the world stage”
However there is a place for Windows Phone 7 too:
“Windows Phone 7 is a very good and increasingly popular alternative to what’s already on the market and it’s a well designed platform to use as well.”
Acer has been around for some time now (Founded in 1976) and unlike other East Asian manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung have dragged their feet a little since entering the mobile phone market.
Apart from the Acer Liquid series of Smartphones which seem to have been around for a while now what have Acer actually done to excite the consumer and make them want to purchase their handsets? “Probably nothing”
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