Back in September we wrote about a Digitimes article that stated Acer was planning on launching a smartphone in the first quarter of 2009, most likely in Western Europe and Russia. At the time, we were a little ho-hum, thinking it was just another manufacturer hopping in the smartphone pool.

Turns out, Acer had acquired E-Ten, a company not well-known here in the states, except for when we write about its Glofiish devices (or Glofish