Acer gets into smartphones with M900, F900, X960 and DX900

Acer announced four PocketPC's, which we'll roll out in a mo but not before a glimpse of what seems a properly done homework in terms of getting to know their market better. Acer have split consumers into three groups to pitch their latest releases accordingly.

The first group is that of power users. They want the best there is and know how to make the best of it.

For the second market group communication prowess comes first and they hold personal and professional information security above all else.

The third group is just loosely defined but the key properties are stylish design, reflecting the user's personality and ease of use, especially when it comes to mobile Internet.

For all of their devices no matter what group they fit in, Acer have prepared a custom thumbable user interface to sit on top the deep murky waters of Windows Mobile.

Acer M900

The Acer M900 tries to cater to the power user. The spec sheet of this jack-of-all-trades includes Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, a 3.8 inch touchscreen of WVGA resolution and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, as well as GPS and a 5 MP camera with autofocus and flash.

The Acer M900 fits the pragmatic user profile too as it comes with HSDPA and full office document editing. Another feature, that's still quite rare too, is the fingerprint sensor for better security management. And with the memory also being expandable there is hardly anything missing, is there?

Acer M900

Acer M900 at a glance: QWERTY, WinMo 6.1, Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile, HSDPA, 3.8" WVGA, fingerprint, sensor, GPS, FM Radio, 5MP camera autofocus flash, expandable memory.

Acer DX900

The Acer DX900 fits this category as well but it has prime bait for the pragmatic user - dual SIM handling. This lets you keep business and personal calls separate without the need for an extra handset. HSDPA is still on board. The display is only 2.8 inches wide, though VGA resolution quite makes up for that. The camera is a 3.2 megapixel unit again, with autofocus and flash.

The UI is designed to ensure ease of navigation. It lets you quickly dial your most important contacts with the speed dial panel that shows contact photos. The Acer DX900 has microSD expandable memory and a video calling.

Acer DX900

Acer DX900 at a glance: dual SIM, HSDPA, 2.8" VGA, UI 3d animated icons, 3.2 MP camera autofocus flash, videocall, expandable memory.

Acer F900

The Acer F900 tries to attract the style-conscious users who value good web browsing. It uses a new user interface with homescreen widgets and comes with Internet Explorer Mobile 6 with JavaScript and Flash support. Data connections are covered by HSDPA/HSUPA support and Wi-Fi.

The 3.8" WVGA display offers plenty of room for fitting web pages. The other features of the Acer F900 are integrated GPS, expandable memory and the very same 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash like the rest of its siblings.

Acer F900

Acer F900 at a glance: 3.8" WVGA, new UI - widget homescreen, 3.2 MP camera autofocus flash, GPS, FM Radio, expandable memory, IE6 with Flash Lite, HSDPA/HSUPA, Wi-Fi.

Acer X960

The last newcomer is the Acer X960 - it has a 2.8" VGA screen and widget based UI that gives quick and easy access to contact details and messages, as well as calendar details. The X960 should appeal to people who travel often - it has integrated GPS for navigation.

The Acer X960 has a 3.2 MP camera with flash and autofocus as well as a secondary videocall camera.

Acer X960

Acer X960 at a glance: 2.8" VGA, widget-based UI, GPS, 3.2 MP camera autofocus flash, videocall.



Acer gets into smartphones with M900, F900, X960 and DX900 - reader comments

  • Anonymous

That Acer DX900 looks the same as the Glofiish DX900 I bought last December 2008 for RM 2500.

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  • 2009-02-23 14:41
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  • reo

DELL...waiting for u.

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  • 2009-02-23 07:11
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  • semsemn73

i think made an error with the M900 they said it has no WiFi but it has and here are the spec: Acer Tempo M900 * Quad-band GSM connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) * Tri-band HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity (850/1900/2100 Mhz) * 3.8 i...

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  • 2009-02-22 13:40
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