Acer gave a glimpse of the handset – officially known as the Acer W4 – at its annual Computex conference, confirming it’ll arrive running Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) OS. Microsoft’s Live Tile interface will dress its 3.6-inch (800 x 480) touchscreen, which is coupled with three capacitive buttons underneath.
Although its full details are still to be confirmed, the Acer W4 will also arrive equipped with a 1GHz Qualcomm MSN8255 processor, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, and DLNA media sharing.
With Microsoft’s updated platform onboard, it’ll also arrive equipped with multitasking support, Twitter and LinkedIn integration, IE9, HTML5 support, group messaging, and voice-to-text SMS.
Details of its release are still to be revealed, although Acer is promising an “affordable” price-tag. Given the launch of Mango OS, it’s unlikely to debut until Q4 2011.