When Microsoft announced the Mango update to Windows Phone 7, it also announced that ZTE, Fujitsu and Acer would all be bringing out hardware supporting the new platform.
While it may have taken a couple of months, Acer has finally revealed its first WP7 device, in the shape of the Acer Allegro. The Allegro (or the W4 as it was previously known) will arrive in Europe before Christmas and will come with an RRP of €299 unlocked.
The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 chip at 1GHz and have a 3.6in WVGA display, five megapixel camera on the rear with autofocus and have 8GB of internal storage. It will be available in black or white.
While the Allegro is not going to challenge any of the high-end Android phones purely in terms of specs, this is not necessarily Acer’s fault considering Microsoft’s strict restrictions it has placed on OEMs.
Then again, considering that these phones have been specifically designed to run WP7 it should mean that integration of software and hardware is more seamless and should result in a better overall experience.
Let us know what you think of these second generation WP7 handsets in the comments below.