Back in February, we heard that Acer had plans to join Nokia on Microsoft’s Windows platform and release a Windows Phone in September or October of this year. Luckily, September and/or October are just around the corner, and Acer has officially announced its first Windows Phone, dubbed the W4, during the Computex trade show in Taipei. The Acer smartphone will launch with the rest of the forthcoming “Mango”handsets, alongside the consumer release of the Mango update.
In terms of specs, the W4 sports a 3.6-inch WVGA screen at 480 x 800 pixels of resolution, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. Under the hood, a Qualcomm 1GHz processor will power the phone, with Windows Phone Mango running the show on top. The phone offers 8GB of storage. As you now know, the W4 doesn’t tout any extraordinary features, as many manufacturers are just meeting the minimum requirements Microsoft has for Windows Phone devices, rather than putting flagship-level effort and dollars into the uncertain OS.