20:20 strengthens Acer portfolio


Distributor 20:20 Mobile has confirmed it would be an official distributor for Acer handsets based on the Windows Mobile 6.5 and Android platforms.

Mobile News previously reported 20:20 had a “positive” response from its partners regarding sales of the Acer DX900, F900, M900 and the X960 handsets.

It will distribute the Acer neoTouch, which runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 and the Liquid, which is powered by the Android 1.6 platform. The neoTouch will be distributed with an exclusive 12-month subscription to UMU Mobile Security software, which is pre-installed on the device.

Acer business development manager for UK and Ireland Julien Bertheuil said: “We are very pleased to announce the partnership with 20:20 Mobile in the UK. They will be a valuable partner in helping grow the Acer brand in the handset market in 2010 and their expertise, flexibility and channels to market will be crucial to the successful launch of the new range of Acer products.”

20:20 Mobile managing director James Browning (pictured) said: “The Acer brand is well recognised in the UK and by launching the new range of handsets they are guaranteed to be an instant success in both the business and consumer markets.

“By bundling UMU Mobile Security with the Acer devices our partners will be able to generate extra revenues by offering a handset that is fully secure and reduces the chance of lost data due to malware or viruses.”