Microsoft, Acer release new Windows phones

by jovan1984

BARCELONA, Spain — Two really huge developments very early this morning.

First, Acer announced that on April 27, it will release its only Windows phone in the Windows Phone 8 era with the Liquid M220. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 right out of the box, which means you have Cortana, folders, and other goodies such as Disqus (our official commenting platform).

Here are some other specs with this phone. It is not known if it will be released in the States.

  • 4-inch, 480×800 resolution display
  • 1.2Ghz dual-core CPU
  • 5MP rear camera with auto focus and flash
  • 2MP front facing camera
  • 4GB on board storage with microSD card expansion
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1300mAh battery
  • Dual SIM options

The other big news this morning is that Microsoft accidentally unveiled that the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL will be among its newest flagship devices.  You read that right: the Lumia 640 XL is a flagship, folks.

That will be released alongside the Microsoft Lumia 640.

The Lumia 640 will have an 8mp rear cam and a 1mp front facing cam.  Every Windows Phone from now on will have a front facing camera.

The Lumia 640 XL will have the exact same specs as the much-rumored Lumia 1330 and Lumia 1335:

  • 5.7-inch 720p display
  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU
  • 14 MP PureView rear camera
  • 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 32 GB of internal memory
  • 2500mAh battery
  • dual-SIM and single-SIM options

The only thing that is different about the Lumia 640 XL, the Lumia 1330 and Lumia 1335 is the model numbers.

Readers: will you pay attention to the World Congress?

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