A couple of weeks ago it was Barcelona, this week it is Hannover, PC specialist Acer have entered the smart phone market by unveiling at the CeBIT high tech exhibition in Germany its first entry level Windows Mobile 6.1 smart phones to be priced at the staggeringly low price of 49 euros or less.
Set to be released in the final quarter of 2009, this is a sure sign that with smartphones hitting the low end of the market, they are set to take over the entire market turning it ‘smart’ and expecting current estimated levels of mobile occupancy to rise above the already impressive 15 per cent market growth.
With Acer having already stormed the laptop, notebook and PC market, with low cost, yet impressive build quality and latest technological advancements, they now look set to gain a huge segment of the smartphone market. They have set the price of its budget smartphone so low that they hope mobile phone operators will be able to offer the phone to their customers for free.
Acer previously announced its first series of smartphones at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona a fortnight ago. Included in the series are the soon to be released M900 with slide out QWERTY keypad and the F900 with touchscreen which should hit the shops this month.
The X960, originally invented as a personal navigation device, and the DX900, the first handset to hold two sim cards – one for personal use and one for the office, will be released by Acer by May, all of which will run Windows Mobile 6.1, as will the two budget smartphones.