Acer has no plans for 4G Intel smartphone
Taiwan-based computer company will instead use Qualcomm Inc and MediaTek Inc
Acer Inc. has no plans to launch any fourth-generation smartphones using Intel Corp chips this year, despite its current partnership with the US chipmaker in 3G phones, online reports say.
According to Taiwan's english newspaper, the Taipei Times, the personal computer maker said earlier this week that it will instead roll out a line-up of 4G phones using chips from Qualcomm Inc and MediaTek Inc, its two major suppliers for 3G phones,
Acer declined to comment on why it will not be using Intel chips for its next range of smartphones after the two companies collaborated early last year to launch the 4.3-inch Liquid C1 Android smartphone in South East Asia.
Meanwhile, the Taiwanese vendor's domestic rival, Asus, has chosen to launch its range of Intel-powered smartphones, the ZenFone series, in Asia markets.