Acer Presents Mockup Of W4 Mango Handset

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Acer had a cute little mockup handset on display at Computex, the W4, which will be its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, one based on Mango, the latest iteration of the Microsoft mobile platform which was unveiled last month.

The hardware specs for the phone have been set by Microsoft which means that they are very much set in stone. There's a 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 SoC, up to 8GB storage, a five megapixel camera with AF and flash, DLNA support and a design that reminds us of the LG Optimus 7.

As expected you will get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and either a 850/1900 or 900/2100 HSPA support. Pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed in the UK.

It's worth noting that the Acer W4 will be the first Windows Phone 7 (other than the Dell Venue Pro) not to carry the number 7 in its name, possibly marking a shift away from the whole WP7 naming convention.

Acer has been mostly focusing on Android for the past few months with the beTouch, Stream and Liquid series launched in rapid succession.

The Taiwanese company still sells two Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets as part of its professional NeoTouch range; it is unlikely however that they will survive the new product launch.