The NY Times was right after all – its prognosis that Microsoft would limit the number of Windows Mobile devices became true when Windows Phone 7 hit the market. Of course, Acer is so large a manufacturer that it can press Microsoft into service – let’s look at the Allegro in some detail.
This review is based on a preliminary version of the device I got into my hands at DroidCon.nl. However, the rep told me that the device is largely ready – so the results can IMHO be taken at face value.
It will also have a size-similar Android sibling which could be useful if you want to take a look at the size yourself:
Next up, two shots showing it next to the Samsung Galaxy SII:
Cutting a long story short: the Acer Allegro is a small, well-built WP7 with no major weaknesses except for a relatively bad LCD screen. Tune in soon – next, we’ll look at a few system specs.