Janus is a two-faced god from Greek mythology; the DX650 will be a two-faced smartphone released by Acer.
Some smartphones feature a single large touchscreen, while others have a smaller display, leaving room for a fixed keypad. The Acer DX650 will supposedly have both, one on the front, the other on the back.
According to details and images that have leaked out, one side of this Windows Mobile device will have a 2.8-inch, QVGA touchscreen. The other will have a numberpad and below a 1.27-inch 128-by-96-pixel, monochrome OLED display.
The DX650 will also reportedly sport a GPS receiver, microSD memory card slot, mini-USB port, and a camera — resolution not yet known.
The official announcement of this smartphone is expected next week, at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow, and many of the details of this model will have to wait until then.
A New Commitment to Smartphones
Acer has been putting together a major push into the smartphone market for some time now. Last year, it acquired E-TEN, who has a great deal of experience making Windows Mobile devices.
In an interview last year, Gianfranco Lanci, president of Acer, said smartphones could be responsible for up to 10% of his company’s revenue in the future.
It intends to sell its mobile products through wireless carriers, not directly to consumers as E-TEN often did.