Acer’s First Mango Phone: W4
Acer has just revealed its first Windows Phone Mango at Computex 2011. The smartphone is expected to hit consumers later this year and will be dubbed the Acer W4 (nice and simple, isn’t it?) The windows phone will feature a 3.6″ WVGA screen and offer a viewing resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The device comes with a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus, allowing you to take the clearest of snapshots while staying within budget.
The Mango phone will offer HSPA (850/1900) or (900/2100) AND GSM quad band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Support. What powers the device, you ask? The Acer W4 is powered by the “all or nothing” Qualcomm MSM8255, clocked at 1Ghz, delivering the message: “Go big, or go home!” Users will get to enjoy WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 (sorry folks, no 3.0 support on this model!)
The Windows Mango phone will also offer DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) support and 8GB of storage, which should be enough to carry about 100 tunes with you and still have room to take some snapshots! I think the biggest concern people may have before diving into a Windows Phone purchase is, is it stable? I really cannot comment on that until Mango is widely used, because that’s when all the bugs seem to pop out of nowhere! I do remember Windows Mobile being a complete disaster, but if they are able to pull off a “Windows 7 turnaround”, it is possible that Mango will run smooth, we will just have to wait and see. Take a look at the Mango commercials and see if you’re sold.