Acer to bring Android handsets later this year with Android netbooks to match


At the beginning of the year, Acer announced they had no plans for Android handsets at their first mobile launch largely because their accompanying laptops run on Windows. It makes sense. So, one day after the Dell-abee PC giant announced they’d have an Android handset in the marketplace by Q4 this year, it’s perhaps of little surpise that we now find out they’ll have a netbook to back it up.

In a speech at Computex, the company’s global head of IT, Jim Wong said:

“Today’s netbooks are not close to perfection at all. In two years, it will all be very different. If we do not continue to change our mobile Internet devices, consumers may not choose then any more.”

The company will continue to sell Windows based mini-systems but as much as analysts say the move could cause a serious blow to Microsoft in the PC department, it’s more the mobile field where I believe the Ballmer Inc. will suffer. If there are Android computers to synch up your phones with, then why would anyone bother with Windows Mobile at all?