Acer launches Liquid M220, 1st Windows Phone 8.1 device, offers Windows 10 upgrade

Acer, the Taiwanese manufacturer, has launched its first Windows Phone 8.1 device. The announcement was made yesterday morning at the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona. Acer’s smartphone named as Liquid M220 shall be upgradeable to Windows 10 in the future, said Acer. Along with the first Windows Phone 8.1 device, Acer also announced 3 Android smartphones.

Acer Liquid M220

Priced at just €79, Liquid M220 is the Windows Phone aimed at capturing budget buyers. Acer looks to start selling the device starting April this year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The device will sport 2 colors – Mystic Black and Pure White.

Speaking at the launch, Peter Han, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, OEM Division, Microsoft, said,

“With the launch of the Liquid M220, it’s great to see Acer expanding its portfolio of Windows devices to include smartphones. Together we are providing an integrated, cross-device Windows experience to our joint customers.”

Acer Liquid M220 specs

Liquid M220 has attractive features considering it is just an entry level budget smartphone. Below is what the specifications look like,

  • 4-inch 233 pixels per inch (PPI) display
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 5MP auto-focus main and 2MP front cameras
  • 2GHz dual-core CPU
  • 4GB on board storage with MicroSD card expansion
  • 1300mAh battery
  • Dual SIM
  • Windows 10 ready
  • Compatible with Acer’s smart wearables

Acer  has confirmed that Liquid M220 will get the Windows 10 OS upgrade as in when the OS gets launched later this year, however with just 512 MB of RAM it remains to be seen how it performance after the upgrade. Even after Microsoft’s assurance users experience may differ for different devices and devices with low-end specifications may not exhibit all the features of Windows 10 OS.

If you are planning to buy Acer’s Liquid Leap and Liquid Leap+ smart active bands then Liquid M220 is the right combination to go with your tracking device helping you stay in touch with deported notifications and music-control.

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