Acer, one of the largest PC manufacturers is not really a big name when it comes to the smartphone market. The company has come up with handsets like CloudMobile, Liquid Gallant and Liquid Glow, but it could not manage to taste success.
Acer is now in plans to strengthen the smartphone business by releasing six new models in the next year, which will target the various segments of the European, Asian and Chinese markets, claim Jim Wong, the company's President.
According to a Digitimes report, “One of the six models will be a Windows Phone 8 device and the rest will run on Android platforms, with high-end models to be built with Qualcomm's dual-core CPUs and entry-level models using chipset solutions from MediaTek.”
In Europe, Acer will push the smartphone sales through it established sales and marketing channels and it will also strengthen its cooperation with telecom carriers. For the emerging Asian markets, Acer will target Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and India. In China, Acer plans to boost the sales of the entry-level to mid-range segment, but will not venture into the ultra-low-price segment.
Recently, Acer unveiled a couple of smartphones ahead of the IFA 2012 expo – Liquid Gallant Solo and Liquid Gallant Duo. Both the smartphones have identical specifications, with the main difference between them is that the Solo is a single SIM handset while Duo is a dual SIM handset.
Acer Liquid Gallant Solo and Duo will sport 4.3 inch display, 5MP rear camera, 1GHz processor, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot to support expandable memory. Further, both the smartphones run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.