Unlike Asus, Acer seems to be pretty on board with Windows Phone 7.
Speaking to Mobile Today, Aymar de Lencquesaing, Acer’s senior corporate VP, said: â€˜Microsoftâ€™s deal with Nokia is a strong endorsement of Windows Phone 7 as a platform, giving it more strength as an operating system â€“ we wonâ€™t develop our own operating system so a market where there are a couple of options canâ€™t be a bad thing for us.â€™
There has previously been concerns that the Nokia partnership may alienate OEMs, so it is good to see it has in fact had the opposite effect.
While for the immediate present most of Acerâ€™s handsets will be Android, de Lencquesaing indicated the number of Windows Phone 7 devices in the portfolio could rise in 2012.
Long time rival Asus is taking a wait and see approach, and has only suggested they would deliver Windows Phone 7 handsets in 2012.