The Allegro is Acer’s foot in the WP7 Door
As WP7 makes its way into the hearts and minds of end users more manufacturers are making WP7 devices. Hot on the heels of the legendary announcement of WP7 on Nokia devices, it seems that Acer’s first foray into WP7 has become official. The Acer W4 was originally spotted back in June during the Computex event as a stand in non functional dummy phone. The Acer W4 was then spotted running during this year’s IFA event, today the W4 becomes a reality with a price tag and a new name, the Acer Allegro will be the companies’ first venture into the WP7 market place.
Acer is known for their high quality Windows based PC’s at affordable prices and entering the Windows Phone 7 market with a new smart phone seems very natural. The new Acer Allegro has been made official but seems well reserved in the specs department, this of course compared to the spec’ed out behemoths of the smart phone market. The Allegro will of course be running the latest in WP7 version 7.5 with a single core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor steering the ship. Internally you can expect 8GB of internal storage and 512 MB of RAM. The screen on the Allegro measures in at a reasonable 3.6 inches and carries with it a WVGA quality at an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. You can also expect a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera that comes equipped with an LED flash (although not pictured) and video recording capabilities. We can also expect the standards such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n, Bluetooth 2.1, and a micro USB connection for charging and syncing. The Allegro is also packing in a 1300 mAh battery that comes with a bit of twist. While the battery is there to power the devices greatness and up to 6 hours of talk time is expected the Acer Allegro will be using and ultimately introducing Fast Charge technology. This new technology will allow the Acer Allegro to charge its battery 2.5 times faster than other phones and or tablets. Sounds like a heaven sent!
Acer has made their presence in the Google’s mobile OS, now a spin in Microsoft’s is on the bill. The Acer Allegro measures in at about 13mm and weighs in at 126 grams. The Allegro will be made available in France and come in either blue or white. The device will be priced at €299 but unfortunately it cannot clear up any of those agonizing allergens. So! What do you think about the new Acer Allegro? Are you interested in an Acer phone? Anyone use an Acer net book or laptop? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think, also before you leave find all the WP7 accessories you need today.W4, Microsoft, Allegro, WP7, Acer W4