With all the talk about Dell bringing out a smartphone or thinking of buying Palm over the last week or so coming to pretty much nothing, our attention has turned to another company endeavoring to break into the smartphone market.
Rumor has it that Acer’s F1 could be hitting shelves this fall. Not only that, but reports say it will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPU. All About Phones says that at a recent Acer press conference the company said it would be releasing the Acer F1 in September of this year and it will be running on the 800 MHz ARM processor.
The F1 is also said to pack ATI graphics and an Acer Suite 2.0 UI, which is said to be similar to HTC’s TouchFlo 3D interface. Judging from the pictures, users can expect a 5 megapixel camera. Aesthetically, it really reminds me of the BlackBerry Storm, and while the Storm is pretty and all, I would have liked to see Acer come up with something a little different.
Pricewise, you don’t want to know. Word on the street says roughly $750. And to think, last week we were all complaining about AT&T charging $599 for a no-commit iPhone. The nerve!