Rumours had suggested the Android 2.0-powered A1 might arrive in September, and low and behold, it's now up for pre-order at eXpansys (France and Germany). The listing also includes previously unknown full specs.
What's immediately noticeable is the faster-than-average processor, and the quad-band GSM/tri-band 7.2Mbps HSPA. The 3.5-inch touch-capable display has a sharp 800x480 (WVGA) resolution, but the page doesn't say if it's capacitive or resistive.
There's no release date—or Australian info—but the pre-order price is 390 Euros (about AU$655). We'll let you know when Acer fills us in on any non-European plans as its definitely an Android phone to keep an eye on. [eXpansys (translated) via Android Guys]
Specifications • Processor: Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz • Operating System: Android 2.0 (Donut) • Memory: ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 256 MB ROM • Display: 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen with WVGA resolution • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 850, 1900, 2100 MHz - Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent) • GPS: Internal GPS antenna • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets. Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi ®: IEEE 802.11 b / g, 3.5 mm audio jack 3.5 mm audio jack • Camera: 5.0 megapixel colour camera with auto focus • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. Capacity: 1350 mAh, Talk time: Up to 300 minutes Talk time: Up to 300 minutes, Standby time: Up to 400 hours. (The above are subject to network and phone usage) • Expansion Slot: microSD ™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) • Dimensions (LxWxT): 115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm 115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm • Weight: 135 grams with battery 135 grams with battery