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Acer optimistic for 2009; first Acer smartphone coming in Q1

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:09PM EST

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Amidst frighteningly uncertain times, Acer has just come out with an extremely optimistic outlook for 2009, now less than a month away. The company went on the record today with the projection that its notebook shipments will increase 15% – 20% in 2009 and its gross sales will grow 25% – 30%. Some might see those projections as a bit far-fetched, but Acer hopes to propel its business by launching its first self-branded smartphone. While it did not mention specific regions where the device would ship, Acer did clarify that it will be launching its first production smartphone resulting from the recent E-Ten acquisition sometime in Q1 2009. It has not yet discussed any specifications with regards to the handset so for the time being, all we know is that it will be a Windows Mobile smartphone. We definitely need more of those. Let’s hope that Acer has something big up its sleeve because just another Windows Mobile touchscreen is most definitely not going to help the company reach those lofty targets in the coming year.


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