As has been the case with Motorola, Orange, Lenovo, Lava and ZTE, Acer could release a smartphone based on an Intel Atom chip.
According to a report from Taipei Times, Acer is planning to create a phone that delivers an Intel chip. CNET further learned from a source familiar with Intel and Acer's plans that there is a good chance of an Intel-based Acer handset initially launching in Asia.
"I think there is the chance [of seeing that happen]," Acer vice president Peter Shieh told reporters when asked about the Intel-based smartphone.
An Acer official added that "Intel is a more familiar partner to us because we have been working together in the PC sector for a long time."
Acer has already launched six new smartphones in Taiwan this year alone. One such device is the CloudMobile S500, a 4.3-inch model powered by a Qualcomm chip.