It was only very recently that Acer and Microsoft announced their partnership – and now Acer has introduced its new Windows Phone device, the Acer W4.
The prototype of the new device was recently caught on camera, and the Acer W4 will run on Windows Phone Mango OS.
Features of this upcoming Acer smartphone are a 3.6 inch WVGA capacitive display with 480 x 800 resolution; a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus; Qualcomm MSM 8255 running at 1GHz (the same processor that features on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, as the guys over at WMPowerUser point out); Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 2.1; DLNA support; 8GB internal storage; and HSPA 850/1900 or 900/2100/GSM quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz support.
Are you impressed by the look and sound of the Acer W4? There are no details on release date or pricing yet, but as always we’ll keep you posted and update you as soon as these are confirmed.
Nokia also recently confirmed that its first Windows Phone handsets will launch with Mango OS onboard. The naming of these Nokia devices is still being debated, and previous rumours had suggested the phones would be called Nokia W7 and W8. It’ll be interesting to see if Nokia uses the “W” prefix too, when the WP-based handsets are announced.
New features of Mango OS focus on three core things – communication, apps and internet. The software will support multitasking for apps, meaning you can leave some running in the background as you type an email, for example; and the ability to find recommendations for local eateries and shops. Twitter and LinkedIn will feature alongside Facebook, and texting has been made easier thanks to new capabilities such as the voice-to-text function.