Acer will make a Windows Phone after the OS hits 15% in EU

28 February, 2014 | Comments (44) | Post your comment

Acer's smartphone strategy is currently focused solely on making Android smartphones but that may change if Windows Phone reaches 15% market share in Europe. The company's VP of Smartphones Allen Burnes said in an interview that Acer wants to see more demand from consumers on WP before they take risks with Microsoft's OS.

The Acer Allegro is the only WP smartphone the company has made so far. Now, almost three years from its launch, the company still hasn't made a second one, but that may change sooner than you think.

According to a recent report by ABI Research, WP sales have more than doubled in a year. Reports from Strategy Analytics and Kantar World Panel also share similar data.

Not everyone shares Acer's vision on Windows Phone, though. Sony has been rumored to be currently in talks with Microsoft to make a Windows Phone under the Vaio brand. An official photo of an upcoming Samsung WPhone has also leaked just yesterday. Outside of Nokia, Microsoft has not been getting much love from OEMs.

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Acer will make a Windows Phone after the OS hits 15% in EU - reader comments

  • Neteru

Mr icsu one thing is the UI design and the conception that you like or dislike... and an other thing the technology that is behind an OS... you could say bad thing about WP UI, etc., but saying the OS itself is bad, tells me that you judge u...

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  • 2014-03-05 08:48
  • msre
  • icsu

WP market will never go above 15%'s a crappy OS

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  • 2014-03-04 10:10
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  • jojon

Very arrogant and short sighted Mr Acer. One day soon when the WP achieves 15%, there will not be any room on the Windows bus for you and the likes of you

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  • 2014-03-03 04:24
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