We’ve heard rumblings of an Acer WP7 device before, and now in an interview with All Things Digital, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci has outright confirmed it.
Q: What prompted you guys at first to shift most of your energy to Android and then what is bringing you back to consider Windows Phone 7?
A: We saw a lot of limitations on Windows Phone a couple of years ago and we moved to Android because of user experience, and even the possibility to be a little more creative from a content offering and so forth is better than on the Windows phone. If we look at Windows Phone 7, today, I think we see the same opportunity you can see on Android in terms of customization.
I’m slightly worried about Lanci’s view that WP7 allows customization, as he’s doubtless talking about customization from the manufacturer rather than the user, which has lead to a problem with Android where there a number of different skins slapped on top of the base OS, which bring nothing to the table.