The entry-level Android handset we posted about a month or so ago was just announced by Acer as the beTouch E140, referred to by the manufacturer as “small smartphone of the Acer family”.
The small and compact device will be running Android 2.2 Froyo (the official press release actually talks about “the most recent version of Android called Froyo” but we guess it was written before the Gingerbread launch). Specs wise, the device sports a “borderless” 2.8-inch QVGA screen (talk about entry level), microSD card slot to expand the memory with up to 32GB, 3.2-megapixel camera, FM radio with RDS, 1300 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Acer will bundle the free Acer Spinlets streaming service which will give users the possibility to listen to music, nemoPlayer and Acer UrFooz with which users will be able to create a virtual copy of themselves.
There’s no word on pricing and availability but the 3G+, HSDPA feature could indicate that either AT&T or T-Mobile (or even both) could have it in their line-up in the U.S.