Acer has confirmed plans to announce new Windows Phone devices at Mobile World Congress 2015 in March. This marks a surprising change of heart for the company that had originally abandoned the operating system because it was too risky.
The confirmation was made during a conference of suppliers and partners in Taipei. Acer CEO, Jason Chen, said that the company would be focusing on the entry level segment, and does not have plans to release any high-end smartphones this year. All this means is that the public will likely be looking at more budget Windows Phone devices with nothing particularly exceptional to look forward to until Windows 10 is released.
Microsoft, who now make their own Windows Phone devices, have been concentrating efforts on entry level smartphones as well; with devices like the Lumia 535 and Lumia 430. Even the most recent flagship device, the Lumia 830, had specifications and pricing reminiscent of a mid-range smartphone.
There is little other information to come out of Acer, although Digitimes has also revealed that a high-end smartphone manufacturer had approached the company with an offer to take over its smartphone business. Acer has not denied the statement, although it refused to indicate that any sort of discussions were happening.