We've expected the Android-powered Acer A1 for quite some time now and things are beginning to fall in place for the rumored late 2009, early 2010 launch date to come to fruition. eXpansys is offering the Acer A1 for pre-order (in France and Germany) for roughly $570. The price may be a little steep but considering it's not yet subsidized and that it supposedly rocks Android 2.0 and comes with some stellar specs, we think this is definitely an Android phone we need to keep an eye on.

The Acer A1 specs are:

  • Android 2.0 
  • Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz Processor
  • 512 MB ROM / 256 MB RAM
  • 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen with WVGA resolution
  • HSPA/WCDMA: 850, 1900, 2100 MHz - Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
  • Quad-band GSM
  • GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus
  • 1350 mAh Battery
  • microSD
  • 115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm 115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm

The processor gets a significant speed boost when compared to other Android devices and everything else seems standard Android-fare. What do you guys think?

[expansys via gizmodo]

 

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Acer A1 Android Phone Now Available for Pre-Order

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Dang, why aren't these phones rolling out in the US as fast as they are over seas? This looks like the best phone so far to be offered for sale to date. I dig the processor speed and the screen size. I would pre-order it if it was here on T-Mo or Sprint but since I can't wait too much longer for a new phone, I'll probably end up with a Hero or a Cliq for the next two years.

wait for rachael!! probably in july the price will be accessible (considering the they will release in in December).