Acer E-Ten Smartphone Coming Early 2009

Acer's smartphone has confirmed its plans to introduce its own-brand smartphones by the Q1 2009. True, there may be a worldwide economic crisis, but Acer is calm and very optimistic about its growth for next year.

As we know, Acer has been acquisition earlier this year of Taiwan smartphone maker E-Ten Information Systems. The acquisition was completed in September and Acer representatives have said that a more reasonable launch timetable would be first-quarter 2009 initially in Western Europe and Russia, with other markets to follow later.

Acer’s senior corporate vice president and president of IT product business group J.T. Wang doesn’t hint on any features or possible designs, but research tells us that Acer’s smartphone for Q1 2009 will feature a touchscreen like the iPhone and will likely cost EUR 500. Hopefully, the usual suspects let us in on any leaks so we can get a clear view of what Acer is preparing.