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)
– 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?