Acer preparing E-Ten smartphone for early 2009

By Justin Mann on December 5, 2008, 12:00 PM
In addition to more netbooks due next year, Acer has plans to bring even more portable computing power to the market very soon. Specifically, the company has recently confirmed that they will be launching their first smartphone sometime within Q1 2009.

Dubbed E-Ten, the Windows Mobile-powered device will be released overseas at first, supposedly making its debut in Western Europe and Russia. No actual details on the launch date, technical specifications or pricing have been confirmed yet, though we can probably expect Acer to be at least competitive with the latter two given the fierce competition in the smartphone market at all price ranges. Apple, RIM, HTC and others already have an overwhelming advantage over any newcomers.

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tekcurious said:
Based on winMo? what a stupid move. Licensing alone could help jack up the price cut bottom line profit that in return pass on to potential buyer who shy away form it. Acer could use Open source Linux based MobileOS such as Android and make a big splash publicity on it...for free and help lower it cost then pass on to consumer. Win win strategy to compete with BB storm and iPhone.
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