Foxconn Making Acer Android Phones

Last month we told you that Acer would have 3-5 Android Phones in 2010 and now we’ve got more people saying the same thing. They’ll have 8 to 10 phones and at least half – maybe a little more – will be running Android. But now we’re hearing a few details from DigiTimes that are sure to stir things up.

acer_liquid_a1Foxconn International Holdings, the company that produces the Apple iPhone, will be producing 3 entry-level Android Phones for Acer using the ST-Ericsson PNX6719 3G chipset. I’m sure there will be a LOT of people with their eyes on this if not simply for the hand that Foxconn has in it. Meanwhile Acer’s high-end Android phones will be built with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors with Compal Communications getting the production sub-contracting work.

It seems Acer is taking this smartphone thing pretty seriously and they’re beefing up their team to be more competitive as we speak:

To strengthen its handset design capability, Acer has recently incorporated 30 members from the handset unit of Taiwan-based Mitac International into its R&D team for the development of Android-platform models, said the sources. Acer now has a smartphone R&D team of 400-500 members, and the team may further expand to 750, the sources indicated.

I’m eager to see what they’ve got to offer and I’m wondering how soon will see these 3 to 5 Android Phones hit the market. I’m hoping for at least 1 new AcerDroid at CES but that’s just wishful thinking.

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  • swehes

    I will be waiting until April, then I will get my android phone. A few choices out there now. Will see what T-Mobile offers at that time.

  • G8D

    Not relevant to me, but good news for Android in general.

  • Uncle Ruckus

    My contracts up in Feb I was looking at an Eris… Not sure though there are so many things coming soon or on the horizon.

  • just some dude

    LOL foxconn sticking it to apple, i love it.

  • mike

    I wish Acer release a 2.x Android for their current Acer Liquid, because hardware is more than capable.

  • ryan

    jink it

  • Vicky

    FoxxConn makes some amazing devices.
    (although they aren’t the designers)

  • phonecard

    Foxconn the factory that makes the iPhones will be making 3-5 Acer Android Phones!
    Very exciting!