Acer A1 on Pre-Order

AcerA1There was a rumor back in March about the Acer A1 and how it was due to be released this September…

Well it might be late but it will be here soon.  One can find it listed as available on pre-order at Expansys (France and Germany) with some specs:

• Processor: Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz
• Operating System: Androïd 2.0 (Donut)
• Memory: ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 256 MB
• Display: 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen with WVGA resolution
• Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 850, 1900, 2100 MHz – Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent)
• GPS: Internal GPS antenna
• Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
3.5 mm audio jack
• Camera: 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
• Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1350 mAh
Talk time: Up to 300 minutes
Standby time: Up to 400 hours
(The above are subject to network and phone usage)
• Expansion Slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
• Dimensions (LxWxT): 115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm
• Weight: 135 grams with battery

Expansys is generally reliable, they don’t have any dates yet but a price: 389.99 euro, a very good price for a device without a contract. So, we are really going to get all these promised devices.

EDITOR NOTE: In regards to the OS, the specs you see are a copy/paste from Expansys. These were not transcribed and appear exactly as they are on Expansys.

  • arg no keyboard! otherwise nicest specs yet for an android phone i think. If only it came with cyanogenmod and the keyboard 😛

  • Donut 2.0? shouldn't it be 1.6?

  • TareX

    Naah… who'd pay for this phone with stock Android, when you can get a Motorola with a keyboard and MotoBlur?

    Too little, too late I say…

    • TareX

      oh hold on… I didn't realize this had a 3.5" WVGA screen…. not bad. But it will have to be considerably cheaper than the Xperia 3…

      • David

        It's also the first real upgrade we've seen to the G1, with a faster processor on board. Not what I'm looking for – I'd miss the hardware keyboard – but it's good to see that upgraded hardware is finally on its way.

  • Andrés

    Looks cool, though the dimensions are a bit on the big side. Too bad Google is attacking the Android community.

  • swu

    finally! an android with a bigger screen (3.5") and faster processor (768mhz). will it come to america?

  • daniel

    dude, donut is not android 2.0………. it's 1.6

  • Casey

    Finally an android phone with AT&T 3G frequencies! Would be much happier if this had a hardware keyboard. Still waiting to see how the CyanogenMod situation plays out before I decide to purchase another android device. I'm leaning towards the N900 at the moment, though it doesn't support 3G on AT&T.

  • Sohip

    It sucks that it doesn't include neither a keypad nor a flashlight…but hey, it got Snapdragon chip and it's going to be cheaper than Sony's X3 snapdragon.
    Please come to the USA…

  • anonymous

    with a larger 3.5" touchscreen, a soft keyboard should be much easier to use even in vertical mode.

  • i always love acer.. cool gadget..

  • nice features,, cool desidn,, love it,,

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