It’s long been rumored that Acer was going to be launching a smartphone sometime this year and not too long ago Acer indeed confirmed that it’s all set to show off the fruit of its labor sometime in Q1 2009. We might not know anything solid about the phone but now we can at least say it’ll be unveiled to the world on February 16th by Acer’s President and CEO Gianfranco Lanci at Mobile World Congress. The phone was designed by Acer and the remnants of E-TEN, the smartphone manufacturer Acer bought out in mid-2008. But just like we said before, we’re not getting our hopes up for anything truly innovative as this thing will be running Windows Mobile. Fingers crossed Acer at least used 6.5.