Acer has announced the company’s first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone at the MWC 2015. It has a 4-inch WVGA screen, is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, features a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Commenting on the announcement, ST Liew, Smartphone Business Group President at Acer, said:
We are proudly introducing our first Windows Phone 8.1 and simultaneously announcing its future upgradability to Windows Phone 10. It is the right moment for Acer to join the Windows Phone eco-system with its growing popularity and consistency across phone and PC devices. With the addition of a Windows-based smartphone, Acer now offers the broadest Windows portfolio in the industry.
Peter Han, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, OEM Division, Microsoft, said:
Together we are providing an integrated, cross-device Windows experience to our joint customers. With the launch of the Liquid M220, it’s great to see Acer expanding its portfolio of Windows devices to include smartphones.
Acer Liquid M220 specifications
- 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) display
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
- Windows Phone 8.1 OS
- Dual SIM
- 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 89-degree wide-angle lens
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
- 1300mAh battery
The Acer Liquid M220 comes in Mystic Black and Pure White colors and is priced at 79 Euros (US$ 88 / Rs. 5,450 approx.). It will be available in April through selected EMEA retailers.