Acer Allegro hands-on

Acer Allegro hands-on
Wow, for something that’s aimed to be dirt cheap, we’re surprised to find the Acer Allegro, a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smartphone, to be rather peculiar looking compared to the usual crop of Windows Phones out there. Yesterday, we got the opportunity of checking out this Mango flavored device that’s aimed for those consumers who don’t want to pay an extravagant amount for a decent device.

Granted that it’s comprised out of mostly plastic, its glossy and shiny appearance does help it to be favorable – even though it’s not the most soundly durable thing we’ve checked out. Thankfully, its choice of materials enables it to feel compact and lightweight in the hand. And of course, it’s perfectly curved in the rear to gently land snuggly into our hand with plenty of comfort and ease.

In keeping its price firmly on the low side, its hardware specs aren’t hardly worth bragging about – since they’re close to what we’ve seen with first generation Windows Phones. Specifically, it features a 3.6” WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz single-core processor, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera (no flash), 720p video recording, aGPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

Honestly, it’s not going to impress people with its hardware specs, but of course, not everyone is going to want something that’s fully packed with cutting edge technology. Rather, it’s going to win over some people thanks to its inexpensive costs – though, it’s not certain if it’ll see light here in the US market. But if you happen to know someone overseas in Europe, you ought to let them know about this one, especially if they’re strapped for cash.

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  • Display 3.6" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Windows really rocks. Go Windows

6. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

windows really does not rocks

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

It rocks more than your Android rocks

8. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

yes it does!

2. JayRaj

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Where are you guys covering so many WP7 hands-on from?

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

today is windows phone day

4. username

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

I think Windows Phone 7 is trying to catch up in the OS game. Because lately a lot of WP7 are coming out.

5. theandroid1

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

I really like the look but it looks a little thick.

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