Acer drops a budget Windows phone – the Liquid M220 #MWC15

If you fancy a Windows phone your choice is, well, fairly limited. Admittedly there are plenty of Lumias, as well as this from HTC. However you would have thought that there would be a great opportunity for a brand to step into the breach with a low-end mobile to extend the range of phones available in the format.

Step up Acer, which, today at MWC 2015, has announced the Liquid M220 smartphone.

This is a fairly low-end smartphone that you guess Acer thinks might do the business in developing markets as well as parts of the far east – it goes on sale in those territories plus Europe and the UK in April. So the users gets a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage (upgradable via microSD), 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Acer says that the phone will upgrade to Windows 10 later too.

Obviously it also supports Microsoft applications and services such as OneDrive, Skype, Office and Cortana. It’s pretty cheap too coming in at around £70 and is available in Mystic Black & Pure White. What do you think?

Ashley Norris