Acer Readying New Entry-Level Android Handsets?


In my last article I pointed to the possibility of a high-end Acer handset (the Liquid Metal) being released by AT&T and/or T-Mobile. As far as Android’s go, there aren’t that many Acer’s out there, at least not yet.

Acer’s beTouch E140 is an entry-level phone with moderate specifications that will get the job done, but won’t offer all the speed and bells-and-whistles that its big brothers have.

– Android 2.2 Froyo

– Display 2.8-inch QVGA

– WiFi b/g (no mention of n)


– Infrared

– Bluetooth 2.1

– FM Radio

– Battery 1300mAh

– 3.2 megapixel camera (without flash)

– 600MHz processor

The processor and camera are a little on the low-end of the scale, and the omission of 802.11n is a little disappointing, but the inclusion of an FM turner and an infrared port are both very attractive. The HSDPA/HSUPA wireless radio indicates this may carried by T-Mobile and/or AT&T in the U.S., and possibly Rogers a little Northward.

What do you think of entry-level Androids? Are they a good way to get people hooked on the Android OS? Or are they destined to be problematic due to their slower speeds and lesser capabilities?


Via: unwired view

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.