Rumor Mill: Acer launching Android phone in September

Acer will launch its first phone running on Google's Android platform in September, according to the Philippine BusinessMirror.

The computer maker plans on launching the touchscreen A1 smartphone, along with three other handsets that month, according to the report, which cited an unnamed company official.

The company has previously confirmed that it would be launching smartphones not based on Windows Mobile by year-end, but has not given specific timelines for when those phones would launch. When Acer launched their lineup of smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, company officials hinted that Acer was thinking of launching phones using Google's Android platform.

The launch would put Acer firmly into the Android handset market alongside more established players such as HTC and Samsung.

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