We have already featured news from Acer that it is looking to release between eight and 10 new phones next year based upon the Android and Windows Mobile operating systems (probably a fifty-fifty split). However, the company is now stating that it is also looking at releasing a range of handsets based upon Qualcomm's own operating system, Brew (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless). The reason for examing the Brew platform is to aid in its production of a range of cheaper phones that might also be targeted as feature-based designs. HTC has already talked about releasing a Brew-based HTC Touch.B.
In addition to the Brew news, Acer has also declared that it is strengthening its Android-based development team by adding 30 new members directly from a smartphone and personal navigation outfit called Mitac. But Acer won't stop there, the current development team of 400-500 people will soon be expanded to an impressive 750 people, according to the Digitimes website.
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