Acer's US arm responds to Android phone reports

Acer's US arm isn't saying either 'yes' or 'no' right now about rumored plans to introduce an Android phone purportedly dubbed the 'A1.'

"At this time, no comment from Acer," echoed Alison Williams, a US-based Acer spokesperson, when asked by Betanews to either confirm or deny reports that Acer will roll out a phone based on Google's Android platform.

Speculation about a forthcoming "A1" phone began to mount last week, following publication of an account in the Phillipines-based Business Mirror. According to that publication, the touchscreen-enabled A1 is one of four new handset models set for announcement by Acer, the world's third-largest PC vendor, in September of this year.

The publication in the Phillipines based its report on remarks purportedly made by an official at Acer's world headquarters in Taiwan who requested anonymity. It also cited a Taipei-based Acer spokesperson, Henry Wang, and a Beijing-based Google spokesperson named Marsha Wang as "declining immediate comment."

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