Windows Phone fans will be getting a wider range of manufacturers to choose from when Acer’s new Liquid M220 appears in the market. That being said, this looks like yet another entry level Windows Phone powered device in a market that is positively swimming with low-end Lumia’s. It could be Acer testing the waters for a return to the operating system, and it definitely is good news for Microsoft.
The Acer Liquid M220 sports a 4-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Inside is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage (expandable via MicroSD card), a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. All-in-all, nothing particularly exciting or spectacular. Although the specifications for Windows Phone devices have rarely been something to shout about.
While it currently runs Windows Phone 8.1, Acer is promising that it will be upgradeable to Windows 10 in the future; so that is a plus. However, Microsoft itself is not sure if the new mobile OS will be able to run properly on 512MB RAM. Whether this is an indication of wishful thinking from Acer or a picture of Microsoft figuring out how to work around the problem is anyone’s guess.
The Acer M220 will go on sale in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa this April for €79 (about RM320); with no indication of whether it will appear in Asian countries.