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Acer planning mobile phone app store

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Acer planning mobile phone app store

Acer looks to be in the process of establishing itself as a true contender in the smartphone market after announcing that it will be creating its own app store for its range of mobiles.

Acer executive Jim Wong said that the new app store would feature hundreds of mobile software downloads, presumably with plenty of exclusive content that will not appear on rival smartphones.

Acer is also going to create a netbook based on the Chrome OS from Google and an eBook reader is on the way to take advantage of the European market in which there is no dominant brand.

The app store from Acer will be joining an increasing number of rivals and since many Acer smartphones use Android, which already has its own app store, Acer's offering will really need to bring something worthwhile to the table if it is going to survive.

Acer has not put a time frame on the arrival of the app store, but it could arrive in the second half of 2010 in conjunction other planned devices.

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