Even though Android OS powered Smartphone"s are capturing more than 60 % of market share in the Smartphone segment, many manufacturers like HTC and Acer plan to launch new Smartphone"s that are powered by Windows OS.
It is still too early to judge whether their decision is right or not, in the mean time let us take a quick preview of one of those upcoming Smartphone with Windows OS from the house of renowned PC maker Acer.
The model we are discussing today is Acer W4. The phone has a large 3.6 inch WVGA touch screen that offers a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and is powered by the new Windows Phone7 Mango mobile Operating Platform.
Acer W4 sports a trendy look and from one glance it is clear and evident that it is meant for the youth. The phone has all the latest features that you would expect from a Smartphone these days. The phone has a powerful 5 Mega Pixel camera with a Digital Zoom. It also allows for video recording.
The phone supports audio and video playback of a wide variety of media formats including MP3, MP4, WMV, and WAV. The large screen makes for a thrilling visual experience especially for high definition content.
The other notable features of the phone are an internal memory of 8GB that is pretty big. You can save all your favourite playlists, pictures and videos in it without having to add an external memory. The phone offers expandable memory though with an expandable Micro SD slot. Also the phone has GPS support which comes in handy on long drives.
Other specs of the phone include the support for Java which means that you can download all your favourite Java games and apps onto your phone. The phone has all the modern day connectivity options like Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and USB PC Sync.
On the data communication front, the phone has all the 2G internet technologies like EDGE and GPRS and offers high speed 3G internet surfing at 7.1 Mbps speeds.
The phone is yet to be launched in India and Acer has been tight lipped about its price. It is expected to be launched in India in the second Quarter of 2011. If the phone becomes a success, then Android based phones are going to face an uphill task of countering the new Windows OS based models.