Super Inexpensive Windows Mobile 6.5 from Acer

What happens when you take the Acer neoTouch S200, downgrade the processor, reduce the screen resolution and size, and cut the price in half? You get the Acer beTouch E101. If you’re looking for a super affordable Windows Mobile 6.5 device, this may be the one for you. Read on for more, plus a video…

While we find Acer’s build quality to be sub-par (at best), the £159 (that’s about $260 USD) beTouch E101 may be a good entry into Windows Mobile 6.5. It’s got a Qualcomm 528MHz CPU with 256MB RAM and 512MB of ROM, plus it sports aGPS, WiFi, microSD expansion, and a 2MP camera. The screen is the same size as the HTC Pure at 3.2″, but has just WQVGA resolution (400×240). For more specs check out If you want to snag one for yourself, they’re in stock over at Clove.

Thanks for the video, @dovella.

Update: As Lenny points out, the beTouch E101 lacks 3G and can only do EDGE data. No wonder the price is so low!

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.