Barely a month in the handset market, PC specialist, Acer, is already considering launching an app store of its own. The latest move follows a slew of announcements in the burgeoning online 'store' field, including last week's news from Research in Motion unveiling its download store, "BlackBerry App World."
The latest entrant into the smartphone market unveiled four new phones all running on Windows Mobile 6.1 at MWC and last week at CeBIT it announced another four, two of which are apparently to cost less than €49.
Speaking at a press conference in London, Acer’s senior corporate VP, Aymar de Lencquesaing, said the company “is examining the viability of an app store”, without confirming whether or when they will actually launch it.
The company did use the press conference to detail its new models, four Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets: F1, L1, C1 and E1, available in the second half of the year.
Aymar de Lencquesaing also hinted that the Taiwanese manufacturer will consider other operating systems, namely Google’s Android to run on its smartphones. "There's a possibility that we may run our smartphones on other platforms. Windows is a good platform, but yes, we may come out with other OSs," he added.
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