Acer to launch its smartphones in Q1 2009

We’ve already wrote about Acer’s plans to enter the smartphone market. Now we have more information to share.

Apparently, the Taiwan-based computer maker plans to launch its first smartphones in the first quarter of 2009, with initial shipments targeting markets in Western Europe and Russia. That’s according to Acer’s senior corporate VP and president of IT product business group, Jim Wong, who believes they [Acer] can leverage on their channels and market share in the global PC market.

He went on to say the handset business is expected to be a growth driver within three years, and Acer plans to increase the number of the division employees to 500 by the end of this year.

I’ve no doubts Acer will “go Windows Mobile” as it seems like easiest solution for the new entrants in the market. However, Android also looks like a viable choice. And then there’s Symbian… Any ideas?

[Via: DigiTimes]

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