For our readers who live in China, you may be excited to learn that Acer and Asustek may be manufacturing 3G cell phones specially designed for China. As of now, it is still a rumor until we hear concrete confirmation from either Acer and Asustek, but as of now there are only some reports and rumors.
Acer and Asustek will be working with China Mobile and China Unicom (some Chinese carriers) to market the specially designed 3G cell phones in 2010. The new cell phones will be operational on TD-SCDMA and WCDMA. Asustek, in terms of cell phones, is perhaps best known for their Garmin-Asus phones. Therefore, it makes sense Asustek plans to tweak, upgrade, and customize the Garmin-Asus smartphones to fit China’s technology. Meanwhile, Acer already has plans to launch around eight smartphones for European and Asian countries in 2010. So, it would not be out of the realm of possibility that they will be offering customized cell phones for China.