Acer parties like it's 2003 with new DX650, X960 smartphones


Somewhere in the heart of Mount Fuji, Acer’s crack team of designers are listening to Hail to the Thief and pounding back Zima because they have finally gotten the world’s attention. You see, Acer’s smartphone division has been completely forgotten within the company – someone tasked them with creating a touchscreen phone back in 2003 or so and then forgot to let them out of the factory, forcing them to live in complete isolation – cultural and technical – as the world passed them by.

Now, however, they’ve sent a message: “We’re here! Look! We made phones! Let us out!”

The company is proud to announce the fruits of their labor, some crazy ass DX650 smartphone with a WinMo touchscreen on the front and – get this – a numeric keyboard and one-color OLED. Best of all, it looks about as thick as a nice BLT. We all know how well the Sprint Upstage did with that design.

The X960 is basically a Glofiish DX900. Glofiish is an OEM that offers ready-made phones for companies to rebadge. Clearly the guy they shut under Mount Fuji in charge of knocking off the iPaq died during his incarceration and this is the best they could do.

Maybe I’m missing something here. Maybe the phones will cost $5 and be sold in bulk to third-world countries. I really hope this is a joke.

via AOL