Intel may be in the process of notching another smartphone win.
Acer could join the ranks of Motorola, Orange, Lenovo, Lava, and ZTE to offer a smartphone based on an Intel Atom chip, according to reports Friday appearing
in the Asia-based media.
A source familiar with Intel's and Acer's plans confirmed with CNET that there was a good likelihood that an Intel-based Acer phone would appear in Asia, though the timing is unclear.
Reports are saying, in effect, the same thing. "I think there is the chance [of seeing that happen]," Peter Shieh, an Acer vice president, told reporters when asked about the Intel-based phone, according to Taipei Times.
"Intel is a more familiar partner to us because we have been working together in the PC sector for a long time," an Acer official said, speaking to The China Post.
Acer introduced six new smartphones in Taiwan this year, including the latest Acer CloudMobile S500, a 4.3-inch model based on a Qualcomm chip.
Acer has not yet responded to a request for comment.