Acer Joins the Android Party: One Handset for 2009, But Probably No Netbooks

Still sore from their rough first step into the smartphone industry in February, Acer has committed to building one Android handset before 2010. On the possibility of an Android netbook, though, they dithered. Hard.

Acer's President and CEO:

We are working on an Android solution for the smartphone, [but]I think it's too early to say if we're going to see Android on a netbook in the near future.

So they're considering it! Then, from PC World:

He said Android is "very, very good for communication and Web access and so on," but he's not sure yet if it's right for traditional PCs.

A smartphone with Android makes a lot more sense than a netbook with the OS, he said.

Oh, so he basically heard some other company talking about an Android netbook, decided to dignify the possibility with a mention just in case, but intuitively thinks—reasonably, I might add—that the whole idea is kind of dumb. Got it. [PC World]

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