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Acer won't commit to a Windows Phone return until marketshare rises more

It's a bit of a catch-22: Acer's not interested in releasing new Windows Phone 8 devices unless the marketshare of Windows Phone rises, but manufacturers like Acer joining in are part of the equation for increasing Windows Phone's marketshare. But, alas, here we are, with Acer saying that they "are having conversations with Microsoft, and if they index Windows Phone to 10 to 15 percent, we are interested."

That could be a long ways off, as optimistic projections for 2014 show Windows Phone reaching 4-5% marketshare. That would be tens of millions of phones sold, but Acer would be going up against Windows Phone titan Nokia (soon to be Microsoft), as well as the likes of Samsung and HTC.

Acer's last Windows Phone device was the Acer W4, way back from 2011. Windows Phone has come a long way since then, but according to Allen Burnes, Acer's VP for smartphones in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, there's still room for improvement, especially on the app front. As he said in an interview with The Inquirer:

"The Windows Phone Store is improving. But if there are 350,000 apps and it doesn't include the top 100, then it's no good for consumers. For example, if you don't have the local banking apps, then it is of naught to certain people. There are a whole bunch of elements around the application space which need fixing, which for us, is a a big deal."Consumer call is one of the reasons why we we have no Windows Phone plans at present. While Windows Phone indexes at around seven percent in Europe, that's not enough for us to take the risk. The fact is, until people start talking about the great experience you can have on Windows Phone, we can't go in on it."

There's no denying that not every top-100 app from Android or iOS is in the Windows Phone Store, but at 350,000 apps there's bound to be a comparable replacement available. Acer, for their part, introduced two new highly-affordable smartphones at MWC 2014, both Android powered: the Liquid Z4 and the Liquid E3.

Acer is making some decent, affordable Android hardware. Would you want them to come to Windows Phone, or is there reticence enough to turn you off to the potential of an Acer Windows Phone device? And what do you think of Acer's Windows 8 tablets?

Source: The Inquirer

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

226 Comments
  • Hell, I even forgot Acer made a Windows Phone.
  • Same. They're pretty much irrelevant unless you're into their laptops and tablets, which they make decent quality ones...
  • I'm sorry are you from opposite world? Their quality has always been notoriously bad.
  • They really should rename their company to "Ghetto Gear."
  • Lol. Perfect name for acer.
  • We will REALLY miss their services.lol
  • I d tell them to show sales figures in the millions then i ll buy their phone.
  • Hell, I forgot they ever made a phone.
  • I prefer to see Sony and LG making Windows phone devices instead of them.
    How about Windows phones with Intel inside
  • Yes, I also want to see Sony and LG make WP8.1 devices, preferably Sony. Acer can go jump off a cliff for all I care - even their Android phones are blah. Hey Acer, if you can sell  and reach 15% of the Android market, then we can talk. Meanwhile just go away and take your blah Android phones with you!
  • If NVIDIA made one, then I've tempted outside of Nokia. Possibly.
  • I could care less if LG ever makes another WP... But Sony? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!
  • Hey....did anyone know that WP apps had increased to 350,000?? When did this stat come up....??
  • And I doubt anyone really cares about an Acer phone...
  • You are right..
  • .....and I agreed 100%
  • My dear sir, you are absolutely right. Never been interested in any cheap crappie stuff this company makes.
  • My thoughts exactly. I want to see Samsung, LG, and Sony release flagship devices for Windows Phone.
  • My girlfriend has an Acer laptop on Win 8.1 with a touchscreen and it's great, but I don't think I'd ever get an Acer phone, so I too couldn't care less...
  • Make a cheap one, then. Gah.
  • Good riddance, because that's all Acer ever does. If I were Microsoft, then I would thank them. Acer is one of the main OEMs that is making people consider leaving Microsoft's platforms because of extrmely low quality devices.
  • +1520
  • Yes, in Taiwan headquarter Acer even threatened Microsoft not to produce hardware like Surface tablets, and look what happened? Microsoft was forced to delay the sale of Surface tablet for a year in Taiwan!! Screw you, Acer!!
  • Acer does have a crap attitude. They'll never be a leader without taking some risks. With the new requirements, this seems almost lazy.
  • Who's ACER? They like Walmart or Alienware?
  • They are among the bigger players in pc market. Behind Lenovo and HP
  • They sell junk by gluing hardware together carelessly.
  • Acer means cheap, shitty products, i say good riddance!!
  • Alienware is pretty good
  • Alienware is Dell. Unless this has changed. I haven't been keeping up with Acer, not to sound like a troll. But, the last article I read about Dell, they bought Alienware.
  • I have the m14x instead of a desktop. Dell does not have too much influence over alienware. Only some software branding, which is minimal.
  • WalMart.
  • It's an insult to Walmart and Alienware that you mention Acer in the same sentence with them. LOL!
  • I had an Acer Notebook for three years.. Then its the mainboard got a defect.. Now I am at Apple and never had a single problem on my iMac.
  • But that's okay. I don't feel like committing to Acer until their quality improves anyways ;)
  • lol well played sir :)
  • Good one :)
  • Ha ha ha awesome
  • I really hope someone. At Acer is reading these comments!
  • I never knew they had a WP. Plus Nokia prices and quality are the top.
  • Well this website is called wpcentral not nokiacentral
  • Majority of WP are Nokia so does it matter...
  • I love how when WP8 first started out people complained about them not having the top 50 apps, then when they got all the top 50, people upped it to the top 75, and now it's up to the top 100. Pretty soon they'll be saying "Ohh, Windows Phone sucks because it doesn't have the top 500 apps."
  • +820
  • At least India can boast about Windows phone apps
  • +820
  • Wp sucks because it doesn't have the top 1 million apps
  • Lol
  • JAJAJA
  • It's called a straw man argument, or Aunt Sally for our WP brothers and sisters in the UK, logical fallacy. There's nothing tangible they can use to prove their point, so they stand up the App count and Top x apps straw man, and knock that down over and over.
  • Ok here's an idea acer. Why don't you launch new wp devices so that wp has more market share
  • How will releasing a cheap POS that no one wants help WP's share?
  • Exactly
  • No one cares Acer... You sucked and still do
  • ^^ This.
  • Bothered much lol
  • Not really ;D
  • Yeah me too. I like Acer as much as tourettes guy likes rick Moranis.
  • Can't blame them really. But I don't think people think of Acer when it comes to phones the same with Lenovo. That's why Lenovo needed Motorola to get a better foothold in the mobile phone arena. For a company who's not known for being much of a phone competitor, I wouldn't invest much in a low share OS either. I doubt they having much success on the Android front.
  • Interestingly, Lenovo has the most to gain on the WP platform with Motorola's device expertise, ignoring Nokia of course. They now certainly have the best phone manufacturer outside of Nokia that is willing to develop for Windows Phone. For the record, I do not think that Samsung makes quality phones (particularly not their Windows Phones), and--as a former owner of three HTC Titans and one HTC Titan II--HTC definitely does not make quality phones (potentially changing).
  • I dont know anyone with an Acer phone so bleh...and the pc/laptops are so ewe so yeah who cares.
  • Acer , naa i don't need your phones , you keep on thinking.
  • I would prefer to get a HTC WP8 first,before a crap made by Acer, even on PC hardware I hate them.
  • Whirlpool also confirm that they have no plans to make a windows phone. /s Acer, phones? No thanks.
  • Now I might buy a Whirlpool phone. LOL
  • It's safe to tumble dry! Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • What? The one with the hole in the middle :/
  • Or a S...GE WP.yeah.
  • What's the deal with market share? If Windows Phone sells 200 million, but the world sells 2.5 billion, would that user base not be enough?
  • 200m is a lot of devices and generated revenue. 200m also would add to the 2.5b even if its and Android (which they don't have). But growth is growth.
  • Hum... Ok Acer, maybe when WP has 15% you wouldn't be able to catch the train, just like "all of you" run after Samsung.
  • Acer is shite all round
  • I really want WP to exceed 15% everywhere, but considering Acer's "ultimatom" - now I kinda don't :D
  • LOL
  • Lol lol lol., good one!!!
  • They make a good point in the article. WP8 needs the top 100 apps to be truly successful. That will force people to stop making excused and at least try to get on board. It is frustrating though, my banking app and my employer's apps are not on Windows Phone yet...
  • nah, once we hit 100 top apps, everyone will complain that we dont have the top 150 apps
  • This^
  • Indeed, it will just increase heck there have been alot of banking apps coming to wp recently. Do they expect all banks in the world to release apps?? lol.
  • Straw man argument
  • Your bank obviously doesn't care much about it customers, maybe it time to switch bank.
  • Typical Acer, waits for someone else to do the work then comes into the market as a "solid contributor".  News flash - Acer phones were always garbage and their effort is laughable at best.  They don't deserve to be a OEM for Windows Phone anymore. If you plan to get into the mobile game, plan heavily and work hard, even if results aren't as amazing as you expect. 
  • Do their android phones even do well?
  • I doubt it. Considering they had a net loss of almost $450 million in Q3 last year and their CEO retiring from poor sales, its not like they have a lot of room for more loss should nobody care to buy a WP from them. So once again, I don't blame them.
  • I'd sign a petition to keep Acer off all Windows platforms.
  • Consider it is signed by me too...
  • +1520
  • You sir have come up with a great idea.
  • I'm all in with you on that, I'll even volunteer to recruit 100 people to sign that petition.
  • ...and have those 100 people be android and apple fanboys.
  • Consider it signed by me as well, as much as it would be nice to have another OEM creating Windows Phone devices I really don't want Acer as that OEM.
  • + me, my girl and my doggie name Smartie
  • Acer:  The company that decided to lose money on Chromebooks instead of putting an effort into goot touchscreen Windows 8 computers.. and then blamed Winodws 8 for their problems.  Yeah, that Acer.
  • Um they actually had decent chromebook sales and was one of top two best chrome book seller on Amazon...
  • Does that really mean that much considering Chrome Book market share?
  • Considering that chromebook covers 21% of the market share? Of course.
  • Welcome to the parallel universe, were Chromebooks hold  21% of the PC market and pigs fly high in the sky...
  • How could your statement be true when windows controls 90% of the market? That only leaves 10% for Apple, Google, Linux? Check your facts & math
  • Ah I stand corrected. My numbers are wrong. Disregard any previous debate
  • You sir are a model citizen. It is not very often a person on an internet comment section can humbly admit they are incorrect. I respect an salute you.
  • Ah I stand corrected. My numbers are wrong. Disregard any previous debate ^thank you ;)
  • ChromeBook's marketshare is only 21% when they narrow the market to things like "Laptops with 11 inch screens under $250" or "Channel sales to education in select markets" The actual market share is 0.4%, which I guess is a big improvement from the 0.07% it had last year.
  • It doesn't matter how many they sell, there are no margins, no money to make there. The only entity that benefits from a chromebook sale is google.
  • So true
  • Why is their Android proceeds constantly dropping then?
  • Acer being a major player and all...
  • Does Windows Phone need other OEMs than Nokia? Of course, to lure in fanboys of the other OEMs, but Acer seems pretty useless. Never heard a good word about any of their phones. But I was *pretty* satisfied with my old Acer laptop until I got my Vaio.
  • Yes they do. They need OEM's that are popular in other regions like China. Just like Nokia has made them popular in Europe, they need someone to do the same things in the Asia markets. Hopefully Lenovo, LG, and Huawei can help with that.
  • True. But Acer brings absolutely nothing to the table. Their continued absence will not be missed.
  • I won't commit to an Acer phone until my opinion of them rises
  • I wouldn't commit to Acer until they can prove that their products can last longer than 15m.
  • That Acer phone was kinda ugly though.
  • Not a fan of Acer at all so couldn't care less. It's even not a bad thing that such brands are not tied with WP.
  • Sure, I'd buy an Acer WP if it was better than my 1020. If their intention is to shove out more cheap stuff then who needs them? There are already plenty of cheap mediocre WPs.
  • Sorry but i dont care...they only release shit phones
  • Acer, you suck. See you when your support isn't needed anymore, bloodsuckers.
  • I for one will be happy when Acer returns to the Windows Phone handset market.  For too long I have been without a phone that overheats, freezes and falls apart.  My Lumia has become a boring bland piece of hardware.  If my previous Acer products are any indication, then I won't be disappointed...
  • Definitely file this one under "Who cares?"!  If Lenovo makes some good WPs and does well, that will be huge for the platform.  If most of the other new WPs OEMs make WPs, it will be too late for Acer to get in the game.
  • I love my Acer laptop. Got it 2 years ago and it's still a beast and have never had any major problems with it....but this reasoning is just an excuse to not produce WP8 hardware. Instead of giving the tired market share excuse, just say outright that you don't want to do it.
  • What operating system is on their laptops? Funny how they can make a living off of windows but not make a quality windows phone and market it as a companion device
  • Phones is a totally different market than desktops, laptops, and tablets. I bet the real reason they aren't building a WP phone is lack of carrier support for WP phones in general, which is more than evident. But, to avoid getting on the carriers' bad side, they give the market share excuse instead.
  • You are one of those who think the world ends at US border? No, in the rest of the world, carriers don't have control of the phone market. Talk about freedom *smhh*
  • They are acting as if they make the best hardware in the world.
  • The next phase for apps is to get local services, e.g. banks, stores, grocers, etc. Will take a while but I'm sure in WP's key markets it'll be done soon.
  • In my County all mayor banks have had a WP app for over a year now. As always Acer is walking behind the true tech companies. Well, its their funeral.
  • ***k Acer! We don't need them.
  • So Acer just want to follow as it is doing in every other segment.
  • That Acer phone looks to be a cross between a BB Storm and an LG Quantum lmao
  • What's Acer?! A chewing gum factory?!
  • No a textile brand actually.. :p
  • Minnnnty Freshnesssssss
  • Didn't know they made WP phones
  • Acer is right and until Microsoft and WP advocates start listening...would you rather be "right" or would you like see the platform advance? Do you want to win arguments or market share?
  • question: What operating system has Acer built there company on and still do today? Please don't say Android as it doesn't provide a fraction of acers primary income today. Acers first and only windows phone was garbage design wise....you can't compete putting out garbage. Furthermore, I don't want any OEM who isn't committed onboard the windows phone train anyway.    
  • Well said. This is true.
  • If this was coming from the likes of Sony or Asus, I would say "that's not good". Coming from Acer all I say is "meh". They're a OEM of cheap bad PCs, I don't see why anyone would want an Acer phone when they have Nokia and HTC Windows Phones available.
  • Lol acer sounds like they are the top oem right now. No one wants your crap
  • Acer. Building shit devices since whenever we were founded.
  • Acer is another one of those companies that expect Microsoft to do all of their Marketing for them.  I haven't bought a device from them since the 90's as it was junk.
  • Testify brother!
  • If Acer joins...then "the terrorists win".
  • And if won't help get it to that goal do you think we'll care about your devices when they're released?
  • Exactly - I am thinking the same. The players that help get it to the goal will be the ones I support going forward. Sony better get on board quickly - I am interested in what that would bring to the table, but that might pass with too much time.
  • Add LG to that list. They've also been making interesting Android phones of late.
  • Maybe I'll just buy phones from companies that make good stuff?
  • Why is everyone complaining about Acer? I've always used acer computers and always will because they make good, quality products at a reasonable price. What's to complain about them?
  • Yes, Acer makes the best computers, said no one ever.
  • Cool story bro
  • Your standards must be very low. My sister has a 1yr old Acer w8 laptop. The trackpad works sporadically and it over heats
  • I wish MS would restrict or refuse to license the windows operating system to acer. Windows is why acer exists in the past and today. Even though they have an android offerings, it's still not the reason acer is still here, its windows.
  • Dude, Windows is the reason google exists.
  • Okay, you point google isn't refusing to make a WP because they own android. My theory is ms bought Nokia to build clientele who purchase pure windows devices. Once that happens, it could mean a'dios to those who treated them this way.
  • Yeah but with the way that google has refused and/or blocked their services on WP (which is fine by me) you'd think they didn't need MS to exist in the first place.
  • I'll give a damn when Acer gets 15% market share, or customer approval rating. Whichever comes first.
  • The odds:
    1:.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001
    "so you are saying I have a chance"
  • No one's going to lose sleep over this news.
  • You couldn't give me an Acer phone. I'd refuse it.
  • Maybe this is why Acer is synonymous with cheap crap. Don't they make Gateway and E-Machine computers as well? No one is clamoring for an Acer phone.
  • If they won't help grow WP I won't support them in any other area of tech
  • I'll buy an Acer phone........ And use it as a paperweight lol :P
  • He makes a good point. The lack of banking apps is quite annoying. There can't really be an alternative to those without fear of your information being stolen.
  • The banks website?
  • People always use this argument when talking about banking apps. Yes, a person can use the website, but why should they. There are some functions that banking apps have that you just won't get from the website, plus the convenience. Just because something works for one person doesn't mean it will for another. I believe that with the growth Windows phone is experiencing, it won't be long until more banking mobile apps come along. Quite frankly, I'm waiting to see what other OEMs have to offer for Windows Phone. I have a note 3 right now, but depending on what other OEMs offer and Windows 8.1, I may switch to a high end Windows phone. And I actually like the look of samsung devices, so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for whatever Windows phone they bring out. I use a Nokia 521 right now. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • I do want a missing banking app but recently discovered that the app bas limited vision of account details on Apple and Android apps. Therefore, i would need website access anyway. Just read on BBC website about banking app problems; We are currently experiencing record usage of our mobile banking app. Over 5,500 customers are logging on every minute," it explained. NatWest told customers: "If you're having difficulty with our mobile app, online banking, telephone banking and ATMs are all working normally"
  • Take the US and Japan out of the equation and the percentages look a lot better for WP as well as worse for iPhone..
  • "Bye Felicia"
  • This guy wins^^^
  • Yes it matters very much. WP is NOT just Nokia. People tend to forget this. HTC, Huawei and Samsung are also WP. Every device adds to the ecosystem that we all love and enjoy. I have an 8X, but would also enjoy an ATIV S, or maybe a L1520. Don't be petty people!!!!
  • While I do agree with you I also disagree about Acer. They never really had any stronghold in any mobile market and their sales are dropping be it Windows sales or Android. They net loss has been constantly rising and I think they have little resource to create strong WP promotion when they can't even handle their W8 sales. They had to cut executive salary by 30% to find ways to keep moving into 2014. Now they need new direction and they betting it all on Android that leaves little room for a crowded Samsung dominance. They don't have enough sales on their phones to push a decent number for WP. I don't even think they pushed out 200k phones in 2010 even though they claimed the shipped 250k for that year. Its hard to ever find any numbers on their phone sales and their tablets aren't too bright either. They been making a lot of poor decisions that caused the resignation of their current CEO. While I do agree that yes WP could use them, I don't see a major gain for the ecosystem as with the likes of Lenovo and Huawei.
  • Yeah I get the picture. Make others do the dirty job and jumps in once they're done. I don't like that smell. I'll stay with Nokia.
  • As I said on another site, I wont buy any Acer products until they reach 15% customer satisfaction.
  • +1520
  • My first ever PC was an Acer. It lasted me a good long time, thus was almost 20 years ago though.
  • Not a huge loss (in my eyes). Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Nobody cares about Acer phones anyways Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Eh- Not missing on much.   My laptop is Acer by the way. Incredible value for the money, it's just that smartphones are so closely priced that I'd just buy a Nokia instead (which I did)
  • So basically they want to not have to do the work to raise market share. Yeah, that sounds like Acer.
  • They produce sub par quality phones, so its actually a benefit them not being on the platform, better quality phones for WP users with the manufacturers (or just Nokia!) being able to sell at higher volumes (due to less competition). We still get the needed competition as WP is competing against Apple and Android.
  • Not everybody can afford "better quality".
  • http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/phone/lumia520/offers/ $59.99 on sale in the US. That's definitely"better quality" for a NEW phone ;)
  • Fuck them! I only buy Nokia phones and I have never bought anything from Acer.
  • Hey! We have just as many crappy apps as anyone!!!
  • Acer would be worse than positivo...
  • It would be nice if Acer joined the party. I hear thier concerns but I think they could positively affect the market as the Windows Phone ecosystem gets more visible support. One point is very true however, Windows Phone needs a feature that makes the regular Joe say, "I WANT A WINDOWS PHONE!"Apple has that, Samsung and Android have it. People walk into the stores LOOKING for those devices. A small percent of us do the same for Windows Phone. And the breakout success of the 520/521 has more to do with people looking for a CHEAP phone than a WINDOWS PHONE. Microsoft needs a stand out, revolutionary feature. I think CORTANA can be it. http://jltechword.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/why-windows-phone-8-1-particu...
  • Nope. Cortana will be great... probably better than advertised. But as soon as that is realized the tech writers and blogger will be quick to shit on it and spread as much FUD as possible.
  • For me Windows Phone has a unique selling point, that being "its Windows Phone".
  • No real loss. Acer can't seem to figure out how to make a good smartphone anyway. Their Android phones are pretty sad and it was like they didn't even try with their first Windows Phone.
  • Acer is the key to make WP succesfull...lol :D
  • Gave up on acer after I recieved a monitor with the worst light bleed I had ever seen. It's one thing to have issues seeing dark scenes on the screen when sunlight is hitting it, but when it's caused by the monitor's backlight... I feel like few people [who know better] would buy an acer phone anyways, no matter the OS.
  • Personally, I could not care less. I am so tired of the app bullshit. Those 100 apps may be completely meaningless and now that the last 100 apps were added, there is still the same whining. Boils down to laziness.
    My guess is if you lined 100 people up to create that mythical list, it would take a year to come up with such a list.
    By the way. I probably have 200 apps on my Lumia, but only use 5-10 regularly. I bet if you quizzed all of us you couldn't figure out the "top 100."
  • Nothing like waiting for a market to develop before entering. Because it's much easier to convert a client from a competitor on the same platform than it is to win a client from another platform, said no salesperson ever.
  • Funny how they steal the spotlight by announcing BS ideas about WP and windows, despite their irrelevance.
  • Hahaha, look who's talking... They talk about apps and they don't even have drivers for Windows 8 for my Aspire 5742G. So long Acer...
  • Acer makes phones people want? Maybe they should do research on top 100 apps in the windows phone store before talking out of their ass in a public forum
  • You see, that's the strategy that cause Acer lose market share on handset device and laptop/desktop pc in recent years, I don't know if Acer is willing to make more profit, or just this small amount of money to make a small living....
  • My mate Jimmy said the he isn't planning on making a Windows Phone until he paints his front room, I'm more sad about this than losing Acer
  • Doesn't matter.. Acer reminds me of a bandwagon fan. We don't need you Acer! Go home.. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • If Sony joins in on the WP party, people will walk into a shop, see a beautiful Sony phone and buy it without a thought for OS, unless of course, the shop assistant is as dumb as most seem to be and say how crap the OS they have never used is, and point them to a Sammy or Ifone
  • Ah Acer until u stop producing the crap that u call laptops and desktops I couldn't give two fucks what u say. The quality of Acer products is pathetic
  • You want marketshare, Acer? Then DRIVE it! Don't just take a hike.
  • Meh
  • Nope.
  • Good, Acer is a bag of shit. I fix the fuckers. Awful awful quality kit. Bane of my working life
  • Dear Accer.
    How about not making statements and make people talk bad about you.
  • They say Windows Phone needs a bigger marketshare but ignore the fact that their computers are terrible. It's like when eMachines went out of business, Acer made a concerted effort to take their place as the shittiest computers to be sold. Microsoft should tell Acer they can't sell any Windows products period until THEY increase their marketshare.
  • Acer will make windows phone look cheap.....i want to see sony do the water proof phone, and nokia make a Icon for t mobile with the water proof and a finger print security scanner......this would be good...forget acer we already have nokia 520 they can compete against that in the affordable game
  • Until they gain more market share, then they can join WP
  • Microsoft is more than big enough to pump out its own hardware. And with the acquisition of Nokia things are even better.
  • Acer don't commit to WP ? And I don't even look at Acer crap
  • I don't think Acer is important for Windows Phone OS either. If they don't want to make Windows Phone device that is fine. I myself wont buy Acer anyway.
  • Whatever. I won't get anything but a Nokia Windows Phone. Other WP handset manufacturers like Samsung and HTC don't come close.
     
  • Acer, you're the greatest smartphone manufacturer I've never heard about.
  • People Need Acer phones as much as cancer
  • HAHAHABAHA
  • Actually Acer knows their phones are not good. They know they will not contribute to the rise of the WP market share because they're kind of irrelevant in this market. And when they decide to join in, it will be late. WP8.1 is comming, hopefully this year, and we will probably see new brands of phones until the end of this year. If it's hard now with Nokia haviing most part of the customers, it will be even harder when people already have more options. Now could be the time for them to start making their name on the WP OS. But it's hard to see oportunities when you don't trust your own product.
  • They are saying they are interested in making windows phone for the customer only if market share increases....amazing considering they did not even bother to find out if customers are interested in acer in the first place ! as a customer I AM NOT...so acer can go to hell :)
  • Thank God. Their gross phones should only be associated with Android.
  • Wait top 100? What does that even mean?! My top 100 is different from everyone else. How is that even relevant? Nobody even likes Acer....
  • This is the attitude of all companies that follow instead of lead, duplicate instead of innovate. They skate to where the puck was, not to where it is going to be. They can never be #1 in anything because they will not take a chance that isn't proven.
  • Acer's who?
  • I'll stick with Nokia when it comes to phones. When I hear "Acer" I think of a low quality product...
  • Sounds like Acer is a company run by dumbasses.
  • Acer is the crap brand I warn everyone to avoid when upgrading any electronics. I hope they stick to chromebooks. Good riddance to them.
  • I even forgot Acer makes Phones. They should stop it.
  • So basically what they're saying is, "We're a company that doesn't really believe in taking risks.
    So we're just gonna sit on the sidelines and watch the likes of Nokia, HTC and Samsung build this market up to 15%, and that's when we're gonna jump in and try to survive in an extremely competitive market" Sure, who wouldn't love Acer? ;-)
  • Huawei: "We don't make money on Windows Phone so we think it sucks" Acer: "Nobody is buying Windows phones so we won't make them until they do" Anybody notice that it's the irrelevant companies who make crap hardware that are complaining the most? If Samsung, Nokia/Microsoft, or HTC were to make a truly remarkable flagship phone with a stylus of some sort they would sell like bacon wrapped donuts for fat people.