Acer A1 Android phone on its way

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acera1expansys.jpgAcer is not normally someone we associate with the mobile market. But it seems the company has big plans for the handset world and is building a strategy around Android handsets. The first of these is the A1 which has been rumoured and talked about for some time.

The exciting thing about the phone is its 768MHz Qualcomm 8250 processor, which is a great deal faster, well 240MHz to be exact, than almost all its Android rivals.

Well now Expansys has the phone listed on its site, so we also know that it has a five mega pixel camera, runs Android 2,.0 Donut, a 3.5inch WVGA screen, GPS, a 3.5mm jack, Bluetotoh, HSPA and standby battery time of up to 400 hours.

There’s no details yet on a UK launch.

We’d been hearing that Acer’s Android-based A1 smartphone would be hitting this month, and while we still haven’t heard anything official, it’s just gone up for pre-order at Expansys. The spec sheet is rather intriguing, since it lists Android 2.0 Donut and a 768MHz Qualcomm 8250 processor, which is a 240MHz bump over every other Android set on the market right now. Pre-orders aren’t insane at €389 ($571), but we’ll see what official pricing and carrier support look like before we reach for our wallets.

Ashley Norris