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Acer’s first Windows Phone 7 ‘Allegro’ mobile now available in UK

Mobile phone reseller Expansys is now selling the Acer Allegro handset – which is their first mobile to run from Windows Phone 7 and for £259.99, without an accompanying monthly contract.

Acer was announced as a new maker of devices running Windows Phone 7 in May this year, where beforehand WP7 mobile phones were only from Samsung, LG and HTC. ZTE and Fujitsu are the other new makers of Microsoft OS based products, alongside Nokia.

The Acer Allegro was ‘soft launched’ in France at the end of October, although no news was forthcoming from Acer whether the phone would arrive in the UK – until now.

Acer’s Allegro arrives with a 3.6-inch WVGA touch screen, whilst powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 processor, with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, plus a 5 megapixel camera capable of HD 720p video recording – running from the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS.

Exansys will have stock of the Allegro on December 1st in iceberg white or dark blue and as the lowest costing MS mobile OS run handset. The next cheapest device is the HTC Radar for £70 more, at £329.99.

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.