Acer beTouch E400 Android phone


Acer just unveiled the new beTouch E400 Android based smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Spain.

The beTouch E400 is an impressive GPS enabled with a very un-catch name. E400 features a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen, and a 3.2MP digital camera with auto focus, LED flash, and even geotagging support.

It is capable of connecting to 3G+ networks and WiFi too if you wish. beTouch E400 will come with Android 2.1 Eclair and run on a Qualcomm 7227 processor running at 600 MHz.

Other features of the Acer beTouch E400 include MS Exchange support, ability to open/edit MS Office files, view PDF files, and multi touch support…

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Acer Liquid

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No need to complain about the sluggishness of your Android. You should just get a new one. Take for example Acer Liquid. With a processor that clocks at 1Ghz the new Anrdoid powered Acer Liquid is bound to be faster than any other smartphone out there. Of course it comes with a GPS receiver that supports assisted GPS, and has a 3.5″ touch screen, so you can say goodbye to your standalone GPS navigation system. With a 1350mAh battery you may not even need to plug it in (OK maybe for short trips only).

The rest of the specs of Acer Liquid is also pretty outstanding. It does WiFi, Bluetooth, has a 5MP camera with auto focus, 3.5mm audio out, a light sensor, accelerometer, and of course 3G network support (HSDPA Category 8/ HSUPA Category 5 /UMTS 2100/1900/850 Mhz)…

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ACER F900

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ACER F900 is another WinMo 6.1 touchscreen phone from Acer with their special user interface. Just like M900, F900 also comes with a big 3.8″ screen and high speed connectivity.

The rest of the specs is pretty much the same such as the 3.2MP auto-focus camera with flash, GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder, voice command, and expandable memory. However the difference comes in with the installed applications: Internet Explorer 6 supporting JavaScript and Adobe Flash Lite. Also Acer calls F900 a 3.75G phone (HSDPA/HSUPA). There’s Wi-Fi too of course.

ACER M900

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You’re looking at the new ACER M900. Unlike X960 and DX900, Acer M900 boasts a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, and a large 3.8″ screen (even bigger than that Samsung Omnia HD)

ACER M900 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 and offers Outlook and Office. It supports 3.5 HSDPA connectivity, and the embedded fingerprint sensor puts your mind at ease about security issues.

Other features of the M900 include GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder and voice-command, as well as expandable memory, and a 5MP autofocus camera with flash.

ACER DX900

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ACER DX900 is a dual SIM supporting phone that comes with an embedded GPS receiver and also 3.5G connectivity.

ACER DX900 was just announced at MWC and according to their press release this is world’s first phone to offer above mentioned features. The idea with dual-SIM phone is that you get to carry only one device while still keeping work and personal matters separate.

It is a touchscreen device and thanks to the 2.8″ and an appropriate software you can use the DX900 as a GPS navigation system on your dash.

Other features of DX900 include a front-side VGA camera for video calls, voice recorder, voice-command, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and expandable memory.

Acer Ferrari Racing PocketPC with GPS

Acer finally has made more information available about the Ferrari Racing handheld GPS device.

Ferrari Racing series come with navigation capabilities integrating SiRF Star III GPS receiver and the ALK CoPilot navigation software that comes with special point of interests for your Ferrari, as well as safety camera warnings. Maps are provided by NAVTEQ.

In addition this device is a fully featured PocketPC with a 2.8″ touch screen which includes a Windows Mobile Office suite, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection which would even enable you to make phone calls when used with Skype. Did we mention upto 8 hours battery life?

The device comes with a 1 or 2 GB SD card, a unique Ferrari car cradle and car charger, and European maps on DVD. Feel free to fill up your card with maps of countries of interest to you… via

the new Acer P700 series

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Acer launched a new range of GPS navigation systems called P700. These will supplement the current models Acer P600 and the Acer V200 that we had already mentioned on Navigadget.

The new P700 will have the largest screen of all of the above measuring at 4.3 inches. New on the P700 series is the new version 7 of ALK CoPilot navigation software.

CoPilot 7 has a new interface which is more pleasant and easier to read. A new functionality called Pin-Lock will allow the users to lock the device just like you can do on your phone with a PIN number.

The maps for the P700 series will be provided by Navteq and are from the fourth quarter of 2006. Currently the P700 series will have two models: Acer P710 which will come with a 512MB SD card for regional maps and Acer P730 that has a 2GB SD card for maps of the whole Europe.

The difference between P710 and P730 is that latter also supports RDS-TMC traffic information.

Main features:

  • Integrated SiRF III GPS receiver
  • 4.3″ LCD display at 16/9 and 480×272 resolution supporting upto 16.7 million colors
  • 64 MB of ROM and 64 MB of RAM
  • SD/MMC port
  • 1100mAh Li-Ion battery – lasts upto 3 hours
  • 1.5 Watt internal speaker
  • Windows CE.net 5.0
  • ALK CoPilot 7 navigation software with maps provided by Navteq; radars preloaded
  • RDS/TMC Premium traffic Information (only on P730)
  • Image viewer

Acer P710 will come with regional maps and cost 199€ and the same P710 with maps of Europe will cost 249€ – both available in October… via

Acer V200 Review

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We now have a review for the recently released Acer V200 GPS navigation system.

Acer V200 surprised the reviewers with its amazing price at only £119 and a great set of features expected from an entry level GPS navigation system.

The time to first fix was very fast and route calculations both quick and accurate; our attempts to throw the V200 off its course and mess up a new route calculation failed admirably. You’ll also find the option to upgrade some of the basic features on offer as there’s an SD card slot to allow more extensive maps to be installed, although this does get a bit fiddly.

If you don’t mind having to plug-in the 1100mAh every 3 hours (being optimistic) into your car charger this may just be the right sat nav system for someone who’s on a tight budget. Acer V200 is currently £121 on Amazon but if you looked elsewhere online you may find it for a couple of pounds cheaper. If the exchange rate between $ and £ wasn’t so crazy this could’ve made it to our sub $200 sat nav system list.

Acer V210 with live traffic information

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The new V200 series we mentioned a few days ago, which is offered at a competitive price of 149€ ($198) in Europe (regional maps) is accompanied by another model from Acer, namely the V210.

Main difference of Acer V210 is that it will offer RDS/TMC live traffic information and again is offered at a good price: 249€ ($332).

Here are the main features of V210 :

  • Integrated GPS receiver with Centrality Atlas II GPS chip
  • 3.5″ touch screen TFT LCD
  • Samsung S3C2442XL Processor at 300 MHz
  • RDS/TMC integrated traffic information receiver
  • 64 MB of RAM for applications
  • 64 MB of ROM for OS and integrated applications
  • SD/MMC Port
  • 1W speaker
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery with 3 hour life
  • Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.9 X 2.5 cm
  • Weight : 172 grams
  • Windows CE.net 5.0
  • Destinator 6 navigation software

Acer 210 does not support integrated radar information but it shouldn’t too much problem to import them. At 249€ Acer V210 is currently the least expensive GPS navigation device with live traffic information capability… via

Ferrari GPS navigator from Acer

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Acer showcased a new PDA based, Ferrari design navigator this week at the 2007 Computex in Taipei. The device features a 2.8″ QVGA display and a powerful speaker for voice directions. The Ferrari navigator uses ALK CoPilot v6.0 premium navigation software that lets you set your very own voice sets on the fly and is able to utilize real time traffic information which can be overlayed onto maps from Navteq.

Like everyone else Acer also went with the sensitive SiRF Star III GPS receiver and threw in some media playing capabilities that lets you listen to your tunes and check out your pictures. For memory expansion the Ferrari themed navigation system provides an SD/MMC slot and for connectivity you’ll find the Bluetooth and 802.11b/g antennas very handy… via

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