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Acer won't be building Windows Phone 8 devices this year

Acer won't be making Windows Phone 8 devices this year, would like to see the market mature first

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jun 17, 2013 @ 0:31 CDT

It looks like Acer is staying away from Windows Phone 8 for now, with the electronics manufacturer stating that they will not be releasing any Windows Phone 8-based devices this year. This comes from executives from within the company when speaking with Pocket-Lint.

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Acer vice president for the EMEA region that that the company don't see Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS as a safe bet. They want to wait and see how the mobile OS goes before they push investment into it and produce a handset for Windows Phone 8. The Acer exec said "We want to be there. But as someone who is growing up in the industry, we have to take bets and right now we know that [Android] works. For us, taking {a bet on Windows Phone] is not the right decision this year."

NEWS SOURCES:electronista.com

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