Acer to Launch Touchscreen Android Device

It appears that the Acer A1 device, a touchscreen smartphone based on Google Inc.’s Android mobile operating system, will debut in September.

The A1 will be one of four Android-based offerings from No. 3 PC vendor Acer Inc., the world’s third-largest personal-computer vendor. That’s according to an official at the Taiwanese company, speaking to the Business Mirror. The executive asked not to be identified because he’s “not authorized to comment on the matter.”

It’s not clear what geographical segments the device will target.

Acer, known as a leader in the netbook market as well, only recently got into the handset game, announcing its intentions at Mobile World Congress in February. The company is joining HTC, Samsung and others in launching Android devices to the market.

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