Acer’s announcement of the Liquid E was pretty disappointing so we’re happy that’s not ALL they had planned. Although we thought the beTouch/neoTouch lines were reserved for Windows Mobile we were wrong as the company has just announced the Acer beTouch E110 and Acer beTouch E400 running Android 1.5 and Android 2.1, respectively.
It’s a good thing the E110 only runs 1.5 because I’m not sure it could take much more – the CPU only runs at 416MHz with 256MB RAM. Clearly a budget android phone, it’s 2.8″ QVGA screen, 3MP camera, 1500 mAh battery and other specs aren’t going to wow anyone but they don’t need to; Acer is clearly targeting the price sensitive folks who may even be first time smartphone users:
Acer beTouch E110 is an affordable smartphone for people who want to enjoy all the richness of mobile Internet. Small and compact the beTouch E110 will make your first experience of mobile Internet a pleasure with its simple touch interface and high speed connectivity.
The beTouch E110 should be available in March with your choice of Black and/or Blue. If you buy both you’ll get beat up.
Moving on we’ve got the Acer beTouch E400 which is the bigger brother of the E110. It’s got a beefier processor (600 MHz), bigger screen (3.2-inch), better version of Android (2.1) and has small incremental improvements here and there. It’ll be available in April and comes in a variety of colors. Time for the full press releases and specs of both devices below!
Acer beTouch E110 Press Release:
Acer beTouch E110
Smart ‘n Simple
Barcelona, 15-18 February 2010 – Acer beTouch E110 is an affordable smartphone for people who want to enjoy all the richness of mobile Internet.
Small and compact the beTouch E110 will make your first experience of mobile Internet a pleasure with its simple touch interface and high speed connectivity.
The beTouch E110 has been designed for ease of use. It features new Acer user interface with a customizable 5-page home screen that lets you put your most important applications right at your fingertips and providing direct access to your favorite multimedia and web contents in one click. It looks and works just the way you want it to do, all with a single finger.
The beTouch E110 is also extremely comfortable to use, coming with a super-sensitive 2.8” touch screen as well as a handy 5-way navi key for easy access to all applications. It also packs an improved virtual keyboard coupled with predictive text input making it far easier to type while avoiding mistypes so that your messages and emails are perfect first time, every time. But it’s not all… you can also choose among three types of keyboard, from compact to the full QWERTY.
The beTouch E110 comes with a simple yet extremely sophisticated mobile web browser for convenient and easy surfing of the Internet on the go. It lets you search just by tapping the address bar, zoom in on content as well as bookmarking all your favorite sites so that you find them back easier than ever. With the 3G connectivity, enjoy mobile internet to the fullest: browse any web pages from anywhere you are, fast and easily, share pictures in seconds and have fun online whenever you feel like it.
This device has a great feature to save time and make navigation simple called widgets. Widgets are virtual shortcuts of your favorite applications and web pages that you can place anywhere you want on the 5 pages home screen. One tap on the widget and the application or webpage opens instantly.
The beTouch E110 was designed from the outset to keep you in touch with your friends and in full control of your mobile communication. To do just that, we’ve equipped it with the stunningly simple Android™ Operating System for a whole new level of interactivity and mobile freedom.
The beTouch E110 is equipped with a rich pre-installed applications set as: Acer Spinlets free streaming service that lets you browse and listen songs from major music labels and instantly post what you find to your favorite Social Networking sites, Nemo player to enjoy multimedia contents to the fullest, Facebook™, Acer UrFooz lets you create your virtual “look-a-like”, add your profile and bookmarks, then post it to your social networks, and Twidroid, the most popular fully-featured Twitter application for the Android platform pre-installed.
To make it a perfect companion, the beTouch E110 also features a 3.0 megapixel digital camera, for quick and easy shooting of unexpected moments, and a Radio FM to never miss a bit of your favorite shows even when you’re on the move. The 1500 mAh battery will allow you to keep up with long hours of web surfing, calls with friends and hours of music.
Available from March 2010 in black and dark blue.
Acer beTouch E110 specs:
Acer beTouch E400 Press Release:
Acer beTouch E400
Designed for fun, styled by simplicity
The Acer beTouch E400 is a consumer smartphone with a very slim design, targeted at design consumers who are keen to move to mobile internet on the go.
The beTouch E400 is ready to open your world to the endless possibilities of real mobile internet. With 3G+ and WIFI connectivity you can browse the web, update your social networks and have fun online whenever you feel like it.
Running on AndroidTM 2.1 (Éclair), it guarantees a new level of interactivity and mobile freedom. The powerful yet extremely efficient Qualcomm 7227 processor running at 600 MHz not only do you get smooth, instant access to web pages, media streaming, other applications, but also unrivalled energy efficiency for increased battery life.
The 12 mm slim beTouch E400 with its pure design, friendly and super sensitive interface offers style and functionality at the same time very few other phones can match, with clear and simple menus and everything you need available with just a few flicks of the finger.
The large 3.2” high-definition (HVGA) resistive touch screen offers rich, vibrant colors and ultra-sensitive precision, while the 3.2-megapixel digital camera with built-in flash, geo-tagging, digital zoom, scene mode, white balance, color effect and macro mode allow you to capture the best moments of your life. Simply tapping on the video icon the E400 can also record super-sharp videos and then post them directly onto YouTube®.
On beTouch E400 the office is never far away thanks to Native Microsoft® Exchange Server support, allowing you to access to your corporate e-mail everywhere you go. And with the pre-installed Documents To Go you can edit and create Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well as view Adobe PDF files wherever you are. The improved keyboard layout, the multi-touch support and a better dictionary will assure a more accurate input.
beTouch E400 features the smart Acer Lighting Behavior with smart LED lighting that flashes in different colors to let you know when a new message has arrived, if you missed a call or whether the battery is low.
Acer beTouch E400 will amaze the most demanding users for its completeness!
It enables customers to stay in touch with friends by email, IM and social networks (Facebook® and Twidroid built right in) at all times. Assure to stream high definition YouTube® videos and find the way with GPS-enabled Google Maps complete with Latitude, Street View, Traffic and POI search. But also listen high quality music through the standard 3.5mm audio jack and enjoy exclusive music streaming with Acer Spinlets.
The beTouch E400 has a slick, easy-to-use interface to the new Android Market Place (>20,000 apps) so you whenever you need a new application, game or just a software update, you’re just a tap or two away.
Cloud synchronization with Google:
The beTouch E400 comes preinstalled with Acer Sync, a smart application that allows automatic cloud-based and Wi-Fi synchronization with your netbook, notebook or desktop so that your contacts, calendars and files are always up to date.
When you’re on the move, Acer Sync allows you to sync your Google contacts, calendar and to do list over the air.
Why stay the same when you can change the style easily? The Acer beTouch E400 comes with 3 changeable battery covers that wrap around the sides to show off your style even more. Available in soft-touch black, ceramic white and pearl red, the E400 is more than a phone – it’s a style statement.
Available from April 2010.
Acer beTouch E400 specs: