While focus will remain on Android phones, Acer will get WP7 ball rolling eventually.
As the Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 platform gets popular, we will see more and more manufacturers gearing up to produce their own handsets with a customized version of the OS. Acer, on Monday, said that it will soon join the ranks of HTC, Samsung and LG with their WP7 mobile phone.
In an interview with Mobilized, CEO Gianfranco Lanci said, “Today we are mainly Android, but we are also working on Windows Phone 7”
When asked why the company was hesitant in adopting the Windows Phone platform earlier, he said, “We saw a lot of limitations on Windows Phone a couple of years ago and we moved to Android because of user experience, and even the possibility to be a little more creative from a content offering and so forth is better than on the Windows phone”
While the phone is in a very early stage of development, Lanci believes that WP7 offers “the same opportunity you can see on Android in terms of customization.”