While popular cell phone maker Nokia has forayed into the netbooks sector, Acer noted for its impressive netbooks is busy creating high-end mobile phones. Acer A1 will be the first smartphone from Acer.
Acer has incorporated the Android 2.0 operating system to this device.
Acer A1 features
Acer A1 smartphone is a high-end device flaunting a chic style. It is 115mm long, 62.5mm wide and 12.5mm thin. Acer A1 weighs about 135 grams with battery packed into the handset. If you are tired with the sluggishness of your old smartphone, you can consider buying Acer A1. This smartphone from Acer will be one of the fastest mobile phones. The Qualcomm 8250 768MHz processor will support rapid data transfer.
The Android 2.0 Donut platform will enable Acer A1 users to install the wide range of apps compatible with Google phones on this Acer handset. This phone will support 256MB RAM. It has 512 MB storage space. This smartphone will also come with microSD memory card slot to allow external memory expansion. Acer A1 is a touchscreen smartphone. It flaunts a 3.5-inch WVGA resolution touch sensitive screen. It will also come with a 5 mega pixels camera equipped with auto focus. Acer A1 features Bluetooth 2.0 support for wireless stereo headsets, 3.5mm audio jack and integrated GPS support. Acer has designed its first smartphone to run on the quad band GSM, GPRS, EDGE and tri band HSPA and WCDMA networks. This Android phone is Wi-Fi enabled. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery of Acer A1 could support up to 300 minutes of talk time and up to 400 hours of standby time.
Price and availability
Currently eXpansys is accepting pre-orders of Acer A1. It will require a deep pocket to buy this 389 euros or $571 Android phone. You can expect to see the real thing in November.
Besides A1, we can see more Acer smartphones by the end of this year. The other Acer phones will be Acer C1/E1, F1 and L1. The phones that will be launched after A1 will run on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform.