How do the words “free” and “smartphone” make you feel? In this business, that’s almost the pot at the end of the rainbow and all of the current phone manufacturers, its a newcomer who may bring the best pricing to the table. Acer, better known for their computers/laptops and current line of netbooks recently unveiled their line of wireless devices at Mobile World Congress.
Sascha Segan over at PCmag has an interesting article up regarding the arrival of the Acer smartphone line. Of note is a paragraph regarding US availability:
Acer’s phones will probably appear on either AT&T or T-Mobile…as they will use the GSM radio standard. Acer’s large size, firm financial backing, and highly desirable netbook and 3G notebook lineup have given the company an ‘in’ with U.S. mobile operators, he said.
Acer with their name, size and financial backing according to Segan have had no problems getting appointments with various service providers with whom they would like to arrange deals with. More important of course is the notion that according to Acer’s Smartphone Unit President Aymar de Lencquesaing will see the phones retailing at ZERO…that’s right, the hope of Acer is to bring smartphones to US shores retailing at zero, cero, null etc etc.
Expect to see a bevy of phones appear on US shores sometime later this year and even perhaps, the unmistakable rumor of an Android phone.
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