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Acer's F1 With Snapdragon CPU in September?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 5 comments

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!

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    astrotrain1000 , March 26, 2009 5:44 PM
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    I would have liked to see Asus come up with something a little different.
    Did you mean Acer?
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    hellwig , March 26, 2009 6:48 PM
    Jeese, another computer assembler getting into the phone business. At least Apple writes software. Acer, Dell, these companies take computer parts and assemble them in a factory, how does that make them think it would be a good idea to stamp their name on a phone some other company designed and probably even built?
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    Carlo1440 , March 26, 2009 10:53 PM
    Hellwig, even the best phone companies in the world sometimes sell phones for which all they've done is put their name on it. The Palm Treo Pro, for example, was made by HTC and uses Windows Mobile as it's OS.

    Astrotrain 1000, glad to see you picked up on that too! ;-)

    I like how Jane said "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!"

    I am from Australia, but my cousin who lives in America almost hit the floor when I told her I paid around A$600 for my unlocked Palm Treo 750.

    We don't get rebates, this, that and the other. When a top-shelf comes out here, we have to pay A$1300! Remember the HTC TyTN II? The cheapest price here is STILL around A$700! So quit your whining! LOL
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    JMcEntegart , March 27, 2009 8:27 AM
    astrotrain1000Did you mean Acer?

    You're right, I do. Editing... And done! Cheers for the heads up!
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    E7130 , March 27, 2009 1:44 PM
    Looks sexy..