Acer is to announce its entrance into the mobile phone market with the launch of at least one smartphone at next month’s Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona.

The company confirmed the move through press invitation that announced a "smartphones launch" – suggesting there could be more than one device released.

Acer first mooted the ideal of a smartphone a year ago so its entry into the mobile market is not unexpected.

Especially as the computer giant recently acquired the Taiwan-based mobile manufacturer E-Ten.

The invitation shows that Acer’s president and CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, will be speaking.

While no details are being given about the launch the expectation is that the Acer device(s) will run Microsoft’s as yet unannounced Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.

Last April, when Acer announced its acquisition of E-Ten, he indicated the phone would be Microsoft-based.

Now we will just have to wait until 16 February in Barcelona to find out for sure.

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