The Acer A1 has been rumored to be in the works for nearly a year, but only recently was some info finally leaked, providing some specs, and even a starting price point. Reportedly, the A1 will have a 3.5" touch screen with an astounding 800x480 resolution and a powerful 768 MHz Qualcomm 8250 processor (possibly the SnapDragon). On top of that is the 512 MB of internal storage (expandable with a microSD card), 256 MB of RAM, and a 5 MP camera, all common among the other high-end Android phones. All of this comes at an expected price of about $570. Unfortunately, some of these details are a bit suspect. First off, that 768 MHz processor is odd in that Qualcomm’s 8250 runs at 1 GHz, not 768 MHz. Next is the mention of the 850/1900/2100 HSPA network, suggesting that the A1 is heading to AT&T, but no FCC certifications have suggested such. Last is an inconsistency with the Android OS. It’s suggested that the A1 will come with the Android 2.0 Donut, but in fact the Donut version number is 1.6. Whether these supposed details are true or not, Acer is almost certainly working on an Android phone to be released in the near future.
Note: No photos for the A1 are available. The device pictured is Acer’s F1 Windows Mobile device, while it is expected that the A1 will share similar design roots with this phone.