Acer intros smartphone line, misses Windows Mobile 6.5

By on
Acer has officially announced its foray into the mobile phone market, and though its bread and butter will of course continue to be its computer business, the company actually expects to get 10 percent of its revenue within three years from the growing smartphone sector. Four devices were introduced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as part of the new Tempo line, all of which feature touch sensitive displays and run the soon to be outdated Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system from Microsoft.


The Acer M900 stands out from the rest featuring a full QWERTY slide out keyboard along with a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen and 5MP camera with flash. Meanwhile, the Acer F900 has a similar spec sheet to the latter but drops the physical keyboard and downgrades the camera to 3.2MP. Two additional models, the DX900 and X960, will get you less screen real state to work with but still boast a range of features such as HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0 and a GPS module for satellite navigation and other location-based services. Check out all the detailed specs after the break.
X960

* 106.4 (L) x 59 (W) x 13.7 (H) mm, 131.5 g
* Genuine Windows Mobile 6.1
* Samsung S3C 6400 mobile processor (533 MHz)
* 2.8-inch VGA TFT LCD touch screen
* microSD card slot
* 3.2 megapixel camera with fixed focus
* SiRFstar III GPS
* WLAN 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth 2.0
* HSDPA Category 8 / HSUPA Category 5, Quad-band GSM / EDGE, and GPRS / EGPRS

F900

* 117.5 (L) x 63.5 (W) x 12.85 (H) mm, 150g
* Genuine Windows Mobile 6.1
* Samsung S3C 6410 mobile processor (533 MHz)
* 3.8-inch WVGA TFT LCD touch screen
* microSD card slot
* 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus
* SiRFstar III GPS
* WLAN 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth 2.0
* HSDPA Category 8 / HSUPA Category 5, Quad-band GSM / EDGE, and GPRS / EGPRS

DX900

* 106 (L) x 60.5 (W) x 17 (H) mm, 147g
* Genuine Windows Mobile 6.1
* Samsung S3C 6400 mobile processor (533 MHz)
* 2.8-inch VGA TFT LCD touch screen
* microSD card slot
* 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus
* SiRFstar III GPS
* WLAN 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth 2.0
* 2.5 mm stereo jack
* (SIM 1) HSDPA / UMTS, Quad-band GSM, EDGE class 10 / GPRS class 10
* (SIM 2) GSM Tri-band

M900

* 119 (L) x 62 (W) x 17.1 (H) mm, 188g
* Genuine Windows Mobile 6.1
* Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
* Samsung S3C 6410 mobile processor (533 MHz)
* 3.8-inch WVGA TFT LCD touch screen
* microSD card slot
* 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flashlight
* SiRFstar III GPS
* WLAN 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth 2.0
* 2.5 mm stereo jack
* HSDPA Category 8 / HSUPA Category 5, Quad-band GSM / EDGE, and GPRS / EGPRS

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.