Acer’s First Smartphones Are Missing Something

Acer’s First Smartphones Are Missing Something

Acer has unveiled their rumoured smartphones, the X960, F900, M900, and DX900. And they don’t look half bad, other than lacking WinMo 6.5 and being a tad on the chunky side. Here’s a rundown:


X960
• Pre-installed GPS software
(Navigon try-and-buy, for Europe market)
• 2.8″ VGA touch screen
• High speed HSPA connectivity
• New easy-to-use virtual keyboard
• Access directly to key applications
via widget-based home screen
•3.2MP Auto-focused camera


F900
• Pre-installed GPS software
(Navigon try-and-buy, for Europe market)
• 2.8″ VGA touch screen
• High speed HSPA connectivity
• New easy-to-use virtual keyboard
• Access directly to key applications
via widget-based home screen
•3.2MP Auto-focused camera


M900
• Physical Qwerty keyboard
• 3.8″ WVGA touch screen
• Fingerprint reader
• 5 Megapixel autofocus camera
• HSPA, WiFi, BT
• Windows Mobile 6.1, Outlook, Office


DX900
• Physical Qwerty keyboard
• 3.8″ WVGA touch screen
• Fingerprint reader
• 5 MP autofocus camera
• HSPA, WiFi, BT
• Windows Mobile 6.1, Outlook, Office
• Standby time 160h / Talk time: 5h


But while Acer’s skin they’ve placed on top of Windows Mobile 6.1 looks alright and the hardware seems passable, why aren’t they breaking into the smartphone market with WinMo 6.5? [Acer]