The gentlemen over at WMPU have published this pretty neat video of the Acer W4 at IFA 2011. Bare with us when watching the footage and try to refrain from shouting at your screen, especially when the two demo devices are thrown about at the start of the video, ouch.
Although the Acer W4 only comes in 8GB flavouring, there is an LED notification light that a large majority of users desire. Also, much like the HTC Radar, it features DLNA and is going to be available in two colours - black and white. Lastly, the Acer W4 is to sport Acer FastCharge, which will enable the device to charge at a faster rate when connected to a Acer desktop or laptop.
Reminder of the specification sheet we posted:
3.6-inch WVGA Capacitive screen,
Screen Resolution: 480×800
5mp Camera with auto-focus.
HSPA 850/1900 or 900/2100 /GSM quad band 850/900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz Support.
Qualcomm MSM 8255 running at 1GHz (same processor as in the Xperia Play)
Wifi, Bluetooth 2.1
Windows Phone Mango
While in previous photos we've all been slightly cautious about the Acer handset it does look much smarter in a real life video and is worth of running Mango. What do you make of it now we've seen more angles?
This week at IFA in Berlin, Germany, Acer was evidently showing off their W4 device aka their first foray into Windows Phone.
The device is far from wow-worthy with 8GB storage, 5MP camera and 1Ghz processor, but perhaps for the more low-end or developing markets, it could be quite compelling. We really like Acer laptops (cough, using one now) so we're interested in seeing where Acer goes with this and other devices. Check the other photos at AreaMobile.
To go along with our quick Acer W4 handset post, here's a snappy video over at Engadget who had the opportunity to look at a mockup device. One thing you may notice is no front-facing camera and the specification (which was also covered in the previous article) states only a single 5MP camera so we'll have to see if anything should change nearer to release. Strange for a Mango device, I would have thought they would be packing more of a punch in terms of looks and specification with regards to the huge software update.
8GB storage? C'mon Acer, at least give us 16 or a MicroSD slot, although this could well be one of the lower-end devices aimed at people who are slowly adopting smartphones. Only time will tell.