And also, it's not an optical trackball but a simple one like on the HTC Hero or Magic!
I had the occasion to use this phone in a shop (in belgium the phone is already released) and the reason why I didn't buy it is because of the screen: it's a resistive touch screen! And when acer said that an update to android 2.1 will be available before the end of the year, I though it would be nice with the multi-touch. But with a resistive touch screen, there is no way.
However when you read the specs you may think that the phone'll be slow (with a 400Mhz proc) but i can tell you that it is not a problem, the phone is fast and fluid, at least in the menu and the launcher, and the keyboard is really nice!
Alu, 20 Jul 2010Mmmmh? The prospect of an android qwertybar is really rather interesting. Will this begin a ne... moreHTC is coming out with the SALSA...google it..it's a beauty. But I do like the look of this.
Mmmmh? The prospect of an android qwertybar is really rather interesting. Will this begin a new surge against Blackberry just like the current surge against iphone? I guess since only Acer and Motorola have done this so far, its a bit soon to tell but if HTC or SE make one too, then its GAME ON! I wonder though, does anyone know if this has a capacitive or resistive touchscreen?
This touchscreen QUERTY-bar (my dream form factor), REALLY needs a faster processor and fresh Android!!!
It would have been a dream handset - Android with physical keyboard, Wow! - but processor is 'Too' slow. It may work well with v1.6 but it won't be sufficient for 2.1 or later upgrades.
We all say its a good phone, after coming only we know the reality.. hope to be good phone..
Nice phone but launching is late, als want to know price.it must be near about 12k to 14k.
Expected price by Experts.. close to 16 thousand in india.. and Gsmarena please check the specifications this phone is only compatible till 16 GB Max with 2 GB included also.
im currently using one of the acer touch screen models and its fine performance wise but not good in terms of battery.. hope this one will not disappoint in terms of battery
the worst thing abt acer is its hard to find good flip gripped covers in the market.
Finally a phone with touchscreen+QWERTY+android..............
Want to know the price...............
nice phone, but i wonder why there is no single android phone with front-facing video camera
why put android 1.5 when froyo was relesed and it uses the same or lessere specs so this phone can use it.