Acer's A1 mobile phone, the first Android-based smartphone to be released from the company, is now on pre-order within two European territories: France and Germany.
The Acer A1 will arrive with Android 2.0 - even though this particular version of the operating system has yet to be announced (unlike the F1, which is based upon Windows Mobile 6.5). Another interesting feature of the A1 is the CPU which is a Qualcomm 8250 running at 768MHz, this is reportedely the most powerful processor yet twinned with the Android OS, according to the Android Guys website.
Based on quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) connectivity, the handset will feature a 3.5in touchscreen display packing in WVGA resolution. Measuring 115 x 62.5 x 12.5mm and weighing in at 135g, the A1 will support Wi-Fi, GPS and a built in camera supporting a good specification of 5-megapixels. A 3.5mm headphone socket has been included for music fans along with microSD support to boost internal memory.
The phone can be pre-ordered for €389,99
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