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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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. LOL foxconn sticking it to apple, i love it.

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

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

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

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