Just a week ago, Microsoft announced Acer as one of its new hardware partners for Windows Phone Mango. Today at Computex Taipei Exhibition, Acer’s Windows Phone device was spotted, named W4. No front facing camera, NFC or dual core processor – the specs of W4 is definitely not what you would expect in a second generation Windows Phone device but it does run on Windows Phone Mango. So, we are expecting this device to come out later this year with an affordable price tag.

Acer’s W4 specifications:

  • 3.6-inch WVGA
  • Screen Resolution: 480×800
  • 5mp Camera with auto-focus
  • HSPA 850/1900 or 900/2100 /GSM quad band 850/900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz Support
  • Qualcomm MSM8255 running at 1GHz
  • Wifi, Bluetooth 2.1
  • DLNA Support (DMC)
  • Windows Phone Mango
  • 8GB Storage
Source: Tech Sina


  1. Acer W4?… Meh!!!
    I really hope Nokia will show these guys a thing or two, how to make great hardware. Asus should know better than to come up with a device with specs from a year ago.
    I want the following type of phone:
    1. 8mp camera on my phone with a good zooming feature. Nothing less
    2. 32GB Storage, you never have too much storage
    3. Front facing camera, since Skype is going to be released around the Mango time frame
    4. AMOLED or Super LCD type screen
    5. No soft-buttons, but then ones that you need to actually press. I hate to mistakenly open bing anytime I pickup the phone.
    I don’t think that’s too much to ask, don’t you?

  2. I agree, some features should be standard on all new wp7 mango devices
    1. Front facing camera
    2. No less than 8mp & could we get a Carl Zeiss lens(please Nokia??)
    3. Storage and atleast expansion slot for it
    4. MMS(ability to send more than one picture, video, etc at a time-Mango fix I hope)
    5. I agree with the screen types
    6. And I’m starting to notice the same thing with the soft search bing button, always by mistake

  3. wtf, enough with the dual core processors complaints…the phones don’t need it. What situations do you run into where you think the OS’s performance could stand to be a little better. Or better yet, when’s the last time you said to yourself “man this OS is sluggish…” grrr.

    Android <> WP7.

    Stop with that now. If a phone comes out with it, good for the OEM, but its not necessary.

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