Samsung has leaped ahead of the competition with their Ativ S. Nokia is going all out for their event in two days. HTC devices have already begun to leak. We think it's safe to say we're in most hectic time of the year: the pre-holiday season where everyone is trying to announce their shiny flagship devices first.
Adding to this is Acer who has once again come out to reassure the public the company still has an interest in Microsoft's mobile platform. Acer President Jim Wong recently informed Digitimes that the company has plans for a grand total of six new smartphones in the next year. He clarified that at least one of the phones will in fact be a Windows Phone 8 device, while the rest will of course be Android. The company's strategy going forward is to, "target Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and India" as sources of growth for their smartphone business in 2013.
There really isn't anything new to this story, since Acer has already told us about plans for a Windows Phone 8 device in 2013 — this is merely the latest update. The more enthusiastic fans may not be too interested if said phone is anything like the Acer W4 but to be frank, Windows Phone needs all of the support it can get even two years after the platform was first introduced.