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Acer W4 with Windows Phone Mango announced at Computex

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Acer W4 with Windows Phone Mango announced at Computex
The Acer W4 might not be able to compete with the cutting-edge smartphones of today, but nevertheless it’s been a mere week after Microsoft announced the partnership with the company and announcing a handset with Mango that soon is impressive. The Acer W4 falls well in line with what we’ve seen so far in the Windows Phone world: a Qualcomm MSM8255 chip clocked at 1GHz runs the platform on a 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

The W4 comes with quad-band GSM radio and support for HSPA 850/1900 or 900/2100, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 in terms of connectivity. Photo-inclined folks are treated with a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, which can store images on the 8 gigs of included storage. Designwise, we’re looking at some curves coming from the Acer Liquid series on this prototype of the Acer W4, while on the back a glossy blueish plastic brings the final touch. Hopefully, Acer will manage to give this handset an affordable price tag rounding up the package, but while we wait for more official information, feel free to share your opinion about the W4 in the comments below.

source: WMPowerUser via Zol.com.cn

Acer W4 with Windows Phone Mango announced at Computex
Acer W4 with Windows Phone Mango announced at Computex
Acer W4 with Windows Phone Mango announced at Computex

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posted on 31 May 2011, 09:42 1

1. cyborg (unregistered)

Nice one acer. Hopefully it sells at an affordable price since the specs is almost a year old, nothing new sans mango. I really hope WP handsets would reach out to the mid-end. Will Nokia provide the solution?

posted on 31 May 2011, 09:59

2. fsjon (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)

Is this a new form factor allowed by MicroSoft? I though it is mandatory for all WP7 handset to have a flash for the camera (unless it is hidden behind that cord).

posted on 31 May 2011, 11:42

3. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

lol those current wp7 phones are all cheap now...

i got my samsung omnia for free on a 1yr contract: first 4 months €17,25 later 8 months €34,35 200 minutes + 1GB inet

posted on 31 May 2011, 13:09

5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

People love to complain much... I'm all for high specs, but whats the use if you cannot utilize it? All Android phones are the same (roughly) even when chipsets differ greatly... Wait until 2.3 to begin to talk trash, until then your dual core works just as well as a single core.

WP7 has been fluid in all the "outdated" speced phones I've played with!! Why pump extra into it and drive up the cost if the usability does not change in accordance?

posted on 31 May 2011, 13:38

6. Seylan (unregistered)

Nah, nothing is special about it...Its just another WP7 phone...
Look how gray those blacks look... :O

posted on 31 May 2011, 13:56

7. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

Hey does WP7 handsets comes with a on-screen qwerty board like android or symbian handsets?

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 00:02

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

yes. and it is aruably the best one out there... maybe ios cud have a better one... but if u ever use it, u will see how amazing it is

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