It’s official. Acer is going to give the smartphone business another shot at the next chance it gets. And when might that be? The company seems to think starting fresh in a brand new year is best, so they’re aiming for Q1 2009. That’s according to Acer’s senior corporate vice president and president of IT product business group Jim Wong.
Wong also noted that initial shipments of Acer smartphones will begin in Western Europe and Russia, though he didn’t mention when other regions will be receiving theirs. He seems very confident that they can deliver on time though, taking pride in the company’s global PC market share.
Leveraging on its global channels and market share in the global PC market, Acer expects the handset business to be a growth driver within three years,
Wong doesn’t hint on any features or possible designs, but research tells us that Acer’s smartphone for Q1 2009 will feature a touchscreen like the iPhone and will likely cost EUR 500. Hopefully, the usual suspects let us in on any leaks so we can get a clear view of what Acer is preparing.
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