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.