Acer to join the Windows Phone 7 party

It's been rumored and speculated in the past that Acer was going to start playing with Windows Phone 7 and that looks to be confirmed now.

In an interview with Mobilized, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci detailed their plans and reasoning behind the move:

We saw a lot of limitations on Windows Phone a couple of years ago and we moved to Android because of user experience, and even the possibility to be a little more creative from a content offering and so forth is better than on the Windows phone. If we look at Windows Phone 7, today, I think we see the same opportunity you can see on Android in terms of customization.

That's it. No word on where they're at, carriers or what quarter we should expect their debut. Since Acer has had little luck in the U.S., we're skeptical we'll ever see it here. And did he say the same customization than Android? We wonder if Acer has seen WP7 yet.

Speaking of "A" names, we're curious if the folks at Asus have made their minds up yet?

Source: Mobilized; via MobileCrunch

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

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  • Matter of time, really. i just wish we'd get some Acer love on these shores. They're typically not great devices in terms of build quality, but they could hit a lower price point than the likes of Samsung or HTC. Of course, for those regions where Acer phones are sold, this is a big plus for WP7 adoption. The high cost of WP7 phones in the UK, particularly on pay as you go, is holding back sales.