Acer W4 Windows Phone 7 Mango handset unveiled

Acer is showing off their first Windows Phone 7 handset at the Computex tradeshow in Taiwan today. The Acer W4 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 SoC ,which is currently the most powerful chipset certified for Windows Phone 7, has a 3.6″ WVGA screen, 8Gb of Storage and a 5MPix camera. Nothing really breathtaking here obviously but it good to see that OEMs are getting ready for this fall’s launch More pictures after the break:

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Nokia confident that the first Nokia Windows Phone will ship in Q4 2011

It is now safe to assume that Symbian is as good as dead and that Nokia has to quickly start to ship it’s first Windows Phone 7 handset. The Finnish company has just lowered its Devices & Services second quarter 2011 outlook and is expecting net sales to be substantially below its previously thought. The company is also hoping to ship the first Nokia Windows Phone at the end of the year:

- Nokia remains pleased with its progress on its Windows Phone strategy, and has increased confidence that the first Nokia product with Windows Phone will ship in the fourth quarter 2011.

Note that it clearly says “Nokia product” and not “Nokia products”. We shouldn’t expect a high volume of handset before Q1 2012. Full PR after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 Mango to integrate Twitter photo sharing service?

Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, is expected to announce a new photo sharing service tomorrow, June 1st, during the D9 conference and this got me thinking about something interesting. As you may have noticed Microsoft has yet to show and demonstrate the Twitter integration in Windows Phone Mango and when I asked the company about it during the VIP event I was told that it still wasn’t ready for prime-time and that a new OS build was expected to show up on June 1st, which is now the date of Twitter’s new photo sharing service unveiling. I may be totally wrong in my speculation but given that Mango now features, Facebook Galleries, photo tagging, video sharing it would be logical to also have Twitter’s new photo sharing services built in.