You shouldn’t be surprised that Acer will be making Windows Phone 7 handsets. After all, they did say they are working on it back in December last year. The latest news is that they’re now going to bring Windows Phone 7 smartphones in September or October this year. It seems that an inside source from Acer has specifically told the guys at Pocket-lint that Acer will be launching handsets running on Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The fact is that even though Acer mentioned that they were currently working on Android devices only, they would also be working on Windows Phone 7 compatible devices.
Switching on with WP7
Their MWC 2011 offerings did not see any kind of Windows Phone 7 love, apart from the Acer Iconia Tab W500 running on Windows 7 whereas all other devices running on different flavours of Android. What seems to be interesting is that the smartphone announcement might coincide with Microsoft’s Mango update for Windows Phone 7.
How will Windows Phone 7 actually shape up in the mobile operating systems battleground? Will it actually be a great competition to Android and iOS or will it be an epic fail?