Another day, another smartphone. Acer, maker of the ultra-affordable Aspire One netbook PC, has announced its plans to enter the smartphone market at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 16.
Not much is known about the Acer smartphone. There haven’t been any spy shots or “accidentally” leaked pictures. But the description of Acer’s contribution on the MWC website may shed light on what to expect: “Now Acer enters the Smart Handheld market with an exciting range of easy-to-use devices designed to offer phone capability, simple one-hand usability, and complete connectivity.”
The word “range” and “devices” leads me to believe multiple phones will be introduced. “Simple one hand usability” makes me think thumb-centric touch screens.
A few websites are already speculating on what OS the Acer smartphone will run. The Boy Genius Report is fairly certain it will run Windows Mobile, yet Stuff.tv says Google’s Android is behind the curtain, due to Acer’s part in the Open Handset Alliance.