A few weeks ago, Acer apparently announced its first Windows Phone, the Allegro. ‘Apparently’ because that announcement only contained the pricing information. Sure, that’s nice to have, but on its own it’s pretty useless. We have assumed that the Allegro was the Acer W4 that was leaked a couple of times earlier this year, and that turned out to be true.
Acer has officially unveiled the Allegro in France today, and this time it’s a proper announcement with all the necessary details. First of all, you should know that the price will indeed be €299, just like we heard before.
The Acer Allegro is the lowest-end Windows Phone possible. That’s because it adheres to exactly the minimum required specs as outlined by Microsoft, and adds nothing more than that. Which is obviously how Acer is able to achieve that price. This phone will be a bit cheaper than Nokia’s Lumia 710, however that smartphone tops the Acer spec-wise, so it will be an interesting fight between these devices at the low end of the WP spectrum (which is actually the lower-midrange of the market nowdays).
The Acer Allegro has a 1 GHz single-core processor, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, a 3.6-inch 800×480 touchscreen, 8 GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,300 mAh battery.
The Acer Allegro will become available in France in white or blue in mid-November, and will probably make its way to other European markets before the end of the year. So it will have the advantage of hitting the market sooner than the Lumia 710. As for how well it will do sales-wise, that remains to be seen.
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