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Acer Windows Phone 7 handset revealed

Acer Windows Phone 7 handset revealed

Acer has officially unveiled its first ever Windows Phone 7 smartie, the imaginatively named W4, at the Computex expo this week.

It will be the first handset from the Taiwanese computer maker, which has only recently been revealed by Microsoft as the latest company to get onboard the growing family of Windows Phone 7 manufacturers, to run the upcoming Mango OS refresh.

Standout features include a reasonably-sized 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution, a five-megapixel rear-mounted snapper with autofocus, a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 chip to keep things running buttery smooth and 8GB of internal storage apps, multimedia and whathaveyou.

It’ll also sport range of connectivity options including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. But more importantly it'll have DLNA support too, which means it will be able to stream content wirelessly onto other DLNA supported devices.

No word yet on when the handset will drop or if it will even go on sale in these shores. The Mango update is due for rollout this autumn, though, so it’ll most likely be a Q3 release.



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