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Windows 10 smartphones coming from VAIO, Acer and more

by Jacob Kleinman | October 14, 2015October 14, 2015 10:20 am PDT

Not impressed by the Lumia 950 and 950 XL? Don’t worry, there’s an entire fleet of third-party Windows 10 smartphones on the way from OEMs such as Acer and VAIO.

At a Microsoft Japan event on Wednesday, a handful of other companies revealed new handsets running Windows 10. That includes VAIO, the laptop division Sony sold off in 2014. The firm released its first Android phone back in March and plans to launch a mid-range Windows handset with Continuum next year.

Acer also has plans for Windows 10 mobile. The company promoted the Liquid Jade Primo, which it first revealed earlier this year. The device features a plastic design in black or white, though there’s still no word on when it will actually launch.

The event also included announcements from a few less well known phone-makers. A device called the Digginos Mobile DG-W10M was revealed, packing a 5-inch display, 16GB of storage and Windows 10 software. There’s also the NuAns NEO, a concept smartphone with a wooden design from a Japanese startup.

It’s unclear which of these devices will be available in the U.S. or anywhere outside of Japan. Still, the news suggests that Microsoft may be able to whip up more interest in Windows 10 mobile than we thought. Hopefully we’ll see even more companies give the new software a shot soon.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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