Acer’s move in joining the Smartphone competition is not really going to compete head-on with their own products. It’s actually more of a complement. All of the smartphones will be running on Windows Mobile 6.1 which I think would be a hindrance to would-be switchers especially if they would prefer the Symbian OS.
There’s really nothing much new regarding integrating mobile to social networks. This has been done with microblogging sites such as Twitter and Plurk wherein you send an SMS to update your status. For photo uploads, I remember before I tried uploading a photo to Flickr from my mobile phone using the Shozu app. But what’s good about it is that the social network is localized.
Acer Aspire Timeline has defined mobile computing with its portability and of course, it’s superior battery life. I see this as a next trend in mobile computing where people would be confident enough not to bring their laptop’s charger when they go to have a meeting in a coffee shop or go to a presentation. It has a slim profile (24mm thick) that would attract people who are always on the go.