By Brandon Miniman | May 13, 2009 7:36 AM
Acer is in a transition from their old lineage of Glofiish devices (that came from E-TEN – which Acer acquired) to their new style devices that may actually be able to compete (like the F900 and M900). The X960 is the last in the line of VGA HTC Touch-like devices that began with the V900 (which we reviewed) and that was succeeded by the Dual SIM DX900 (which we covered in detail). These devices all had similar specifications – a 2.8″ VGA screen, proper 3G bands for US 3G, WiFi, GPS, and so on. Though we can’t speak to the quality of the X960 because we’ve never gotten to use one, it’s likely to be characterized by the same issues that made us rate the Glofiish device quiet low: poor build quality, laggy performance, poor software integration, and mediocre battery life. The good news is that the X960 is a low cost device – you can grab one for around $475 over at Clove.
So, Acer, we can’t say that we’re sad to see the Glofiish-like devices die off, and really hope that the devices in your pipeline like the Touch HD-like F900 and Touch Pro2-like (sans the tilting screen) M900 really impress.