This is the most crap phone that I have ever owned. Please never buy
the battery is performance is rubbish apart from that i think it is a good phone
Do not buy this device. Software hangs a lot, acer shell is completely crap, touch screen is primitive and lots of other software bugs. This phone has been returned to Acer TWICE!
Acer support is totally crap also.
Peppercorn, 19 Apr 2010There is a lot of positive comment of the Acer F900 on this forum and even criticism of someon... moretom tom navigator works really well on the stock rom. most people cant get it to work because the dont RTFM. does setting up a com port for the gps data mean anything to you?
all the problems mentioned by you is related to settings.... even if you use the iphone, there are some settings that had to be done in order to make the usage easier for you, it is called customizing the usage experience. sorry but all your criticism towards the device only shows how ignorant you are.
the fact to the matter is, all winmo based devices are not user friendly and ifyou wanted a phone, just buy a motorola, which will work ootb. these are not toys. they are seriously for power users with enterprise needs.
Rizan, 26 Feb 2010Dont buy it, its a desaster. battry life is as low as 5hrs stand by. and you cant stop some pr... moreusing acer shell will eat all the ram, if you've been using winmo you should know that all customization by manufacturer is just for marketing. overall this device beats any HTC device of its class including HTC hd1. the video playback for h264 mp4 is superb, no chopping. device drivers are complete, not like qualcomm devices. only problem is ram, but using a lite wm6.1 ram fix that. "battery life 5 hours in standby?" the longest recorded standby by me so far i 4 days, where i only received 2 calls and 5 sms and played some games.... on a normal day, a 3 hour music playing via bluetooth, almost an hour of gps navigation via garmin mobile xt, some games, uploaded some photos to facebook/update status, sync email with live and gmail, used opera mobile for a wuick 10 minutes post to tumblr, almost 45 minutes of call and will still have about 30% of battery left when i reach home ( i go out at 8 in the morning and reach home at about 10 at night ) so that is a solid 14 hours of heavy usage and i dont even charge in between. try doing that on a qualcomm device.
Its Actullay an Eten Glofiish Varient, Acer bought the Company, & they did'nt do anything to Produce the Phone, my opinion Buy a well known Brand like HTC, Because when its time to sell the acer, you'll Get a lot less than you Paid for it.
There is a lot of positive comment of the Acer F900 on this forum and even criticism of someone who dared to criticise it. I wish I could join you. As an early adopter I paid £380, probably twice as much as many of you did but I have just retired this expensive brick. Where do I begin? From Day One, it kept switching off by itself, until I found it needed a firmware upgrade, thanks to the forums and no thanks to Acer. That's sorted, but now, the on-off button turns it off but cannot turn it back on. To restart, I have to remove and replace battery! Battery life is woeful - after 6-7 hours (less than normal working day) it needs charging, so I keep the PDA hooked up to power wherever I go, like somebody on life support. It came with GPS, but Tomtom Navigator still doesn't support it so I can't use it. Took it on holiday and found that the charger was intolerant of voltage fluctuation (20v variation) and would not charge, leaving me without a phone for 2 weeks in a foreign country. When taking a call, the whole PDA goes blank, so I cannot check diary or note down a number. The Speed Dial index is in such small fonts that hitting the right one is by trial and error. Where do I stop? It's a lot of money to throw away and I'm going back to having a cheap light phone that just works.
Phyrom, 31 Mar 2010I just bought this model, Wow !!!!!!!
Could any one give me some comment on the software ins... moreHi
I assume you are referring to Application Software for the phone. I hope you have installed Microsoft Active Sync (on XP) or Microsoft Device Centre (on Vista).
Application for phones are available in two formats: a) Cab files, and b) exe files or msi files.
a) If your phone application is a cab file, copy it to any location on to the phone (preferably the storage card) and then just tap it from explorer to install it. Applications can be installed either to the storage card or to main memory. I install critical applications to the main memory and less frequently used ones to the Storage card.
b) exe files are required to be run on the PC with the phone connected to a PC in Activesync mode. Everything else is the same as a).
In case you are refering to an OS up-date for the phone, I highly recommend you install the latest Acer 2.001.00 firmware. This release is stable and as per my observation the battery life has improved by more than double. A few Cooked ROMS are available for the F900 and IMO none of them are bug free & stable.
I just bought this model, Wow !!!!!!!
Could any one give me some comment on the software installation ?
At the price of 250 euros (15/12/2009) is one of the best WM phones out there.
CPU, 800x640 screen & GPS is realy fantastic!
RAM, batery & camera could be beter.
With some software improvements and updates, and with ACER Shell off this phone offers all you need for daily use.
* Superb 3.8", 800X480 Display, best for internet.
* Strangely Storage memory shows up as only 122.54 MB, whereas Spec is 256 MB.
* Signal reception is under average. Not as good as a Nokia.
* 128 MB RAM on the lower side, but perfectly usable without the acer shell. I'm using with Resco Explorer today plugin.
* Wi-Fi works fine, so does the GPS.
* Hangs once a week or so.
* Battery life is about 2 full days (with phone switched off during night).
In plemix.con the price is USD 295 and in welectronics.com the price is USD 544.99 for Acer F900. can anybody tell me the real price?
Moh, 05 Nov 2009I had (E-ten) Glofiish X600, it was the worst phone I have ever seen. I had to reboot it sever... moreeten, glofiish and now acer. has the same manufacturer. dont tell a lie. maybe you need to explore yourself how to use pda phones.
Rizan, 26 Feb 2010Dont buy it, its a desaster. battry life is as low as 5hrs stand by. and you cant stop some pr... moremaybe your experience in pda phones was very bad. and doesnt have enough knowledge. windows mobile still have some issues. But in regards of support acer is the best trying to fix problems and errors. Your problem is very simple and needs only firmware update for the batt. please dont post comments unethical.
is a good phone after you make some tricks, do not use acer shell. i get 45 Mb (55 with no shell at all) on start and remain with 36-37 Mb , wich is enough for daily use. didn't make any reset during the day , battery about 2-3 days.
sorry 4 bad english
Dont buy it, its a desaster. battry life is as low as 5hrs stand by. and you cant stop some programs that drain out battry. Active sinc no matter what i do is still active. Just bought it three days ago. im verry dissapointed.