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Acer Re-enters the Smartphone Market

Acer Re-enters the Smartphone Market



Acer Re-enters the Smartphone Market

Base of Aces: The Acer Tempo Smartphone Series Launch

To crack into the burgeoning smartphone market at a time where so many touch devices and new user interfaces are fighting for dominance, you need to play the game with a good hand of cards. Acer is not new to the PDA market - some of you will remember the Acer n-series handhelds - and has no doubt gathered a few aces up its sleeve by making full use of the technology and assets gained through its acquisition of Taiwanese smartphone maker E-TEN in March 2008.

Launched here today, the new Acer Tempo series features five models, each with a different focus, to cover all bases in their target user portfolio. They include a dual-sided touch device with a numeric keypad, a device with a dual SIM card and two devices with a 3.8-inch WVGA screen - one of which sports a full QWERTY keyboard. Common to all of them are GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, and all of them are come with 128MB of system RAM and 256MB of ROM. As with HTC and other current players in the market, Acer has wisely chosen to develop its own custom interface, called Acer UI 2.0, to help users make the most of the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system and offer a unique experience for its users.