Acer is apparently planning to release a series of budget phones in 2010 based on the low-cost Brew platform.
Like others in the industry at the moment, Acer is looking at the Brew platform from Qualcomm to facilitate low cost development of a feature phone (non-smartphone), with around eight to 10 other smartphones released in 2010.
This would broaden the scope of its market by allowing it to create powerful phones for possibly less than £100.
INQ has been developing the likes of the Chat 3G and Mini 3G on the Brew platform for a while, as it packs a number of native applications (such as geolocation) for the user.
Article continues below
It's likely 2010 will not only herald a few more phones based on this platform, but also more aimed at the low end Android sector, like the T-Mobile Pulse launched earlier this year.