It was only last week that Microsoft announced that Acer, ZTE and Fujitsu would all be offering smartphones running the Windows Phone 7 Mango update, so we really didn’t think that we would hear any announcements of a new handset quite this soon.
However, that doesn’t appear to be the case at all, as we’ve just discovered that Acer has recently unveiled its new W4 Mango smartphone at the 2011 Computex event. According to a recent article by Shane McGlaun over at slashgear.com, the W4 handset is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSN8255 processor.
The Acer W4 smartphone will also come with a 3.5-inch WVGA capacitive display with a resolution of 480 x 800, 8GB of internal storage, DLNA support and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus. In terms of connectivity, it comes with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1.
The device will support GSM quad band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz, and will operate on the HSPA 850 / 1900 or 900 / 2100 frequencies. We unfortunately don’t have details of a price or availability at this stage. Are you thinking about buying a Windows Phone 7 handset? If so, would you buy the Acer W4 smartphone?