It's great that it will finally be getting an update. But one must wonder what took so long for the update to happen? The T-Mobile Asus Garminfone, which is the American equivalent of the A50, got Android 2.1 back in November!
The second concern, which has a lot to do with the first concern, is why Android 2.1 Éclair? What prevents it from just going to at least Froyo at this point.
In any case an upgrade is an upgrade and it's still welcome news. There is no timeline on the upgrade but given that it is now official it should be pushed out shortly. Now let's see if the Vidéotron Nexus One gets Android 2.3 - Gingerbread in a timely manner.
Source: Vidéotron Twitter