Acer have just announced two new Android devices, the beTouch E120 and beTouch E130. In particular the E130 looks like a nice handset and it will be the first device to have a BlackBerry-style design while running the Android Operating System.
Unfortunately it is believed both devices will run Android 1.6 Doughnut, which is likely to pose a disadvantage considering most of the competition is now running 2.1 or 2.2.
However, both devices should have a fairly low price-point and the form factor of the E130 is likely to attract a few customers. Both devices will offer 3G+, high speed browsing and download (HSDPA), WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS pre-installed, as well as a basic 3.2 megapixel digital camera. Another selling point is the 1500 mAh battery that both devices will include, which should hold up pretty well considering the screens are on the smaller side compared to the typical Android device.
The beTouch E120 is due for release mid-July, available in black or white. The beTouch E130 is due for release in August, also in Black or White.
Full Specifications and the Acer Press Releases are available after the break.
Two new ways to say Android: Acer beTouch E120 and beTouch E130
London, 15th June 2010 – Trendy, youthful, and attractive, the Acer beTouch line now has two new models that feature the freedom and excitement guaranteed by the Android operating system.
Acer beTouch E120 and beTouch E130 are intended for those who want to get their hands on the best technologies, but without having to compromise their individuality. Whether you are a traditionalist or always on the cutting edge, the beTouch line can satisfy your smartphone cravings!
The renewed Acer beTouch line integrates all the main Google Applications:
• Enjoy real access to the Internet through the Android browser for an easy zoom control, bookmarking, and multiple pages opening;
• Discover all types of useful applications: check the latest videos from your friends on YouTube, find your way around and where your friends are thanks to Google Maps coupled with Latitude, comfortably check your emails with the Android email application
• Android Market with 20,000 applications for limitless personalisation.
In addition to easy messaging, pictures, music & radio, the beTouch E120 and the beTouchE130 offer a full set of features: Including 3G+, high speed browing and download (HSDPA), WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS pre-installed. And to make them the perfect companions, they also feature a 3.2 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 listning to music.
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Acer beTouch E120
Beautiful to look at, easy to use
The beTouch E120 is a device that combines a 2.8” touchscreen with 5-way navi key for incomparable usability. Ideal for beginners just getting into the world of intelligent phones and looking for a “smartphone experience” at an affordable price.
Its compact for meet the needs of those who want a good-looking product to make a positive impression, but that at the same time is easy to use. Navigating the menus will be easy and fun thanks to the intuitive user interface, while the widgets enable you the utmost personalisation.
Thanks to integrated Facebook and Twidroid applications, you will have your community in your pocket and at your fingertips, because beTouch E120 never leaves you alone. And with the slot for the MicroSD card (up to 32GB), the space you need to archive multimedia content like music, photos, and videos is multiplied, so you never have to give up anything!
It will be available in black or white from mid July 2010.
Acer beTouch E130
The perfect combination of tradition and innovation
The beTouch E130 stands out for its thin format and sophisticated design. An example of style and functionality: compact, linear, and professional. Even its dimensions are convenient – at just 11.5mm and 109 gr, it is perfect for practically any pocket.
Conceived for those who want to enter the fantastic world of touchscreens but without giving up on the convenience of a traditional keyboard. In fact, under the 2.6” screen, the beTouch E130 hides a full QWERTY keyboard. The keys have been sized and positioned to allow maximum comfort, guaranteeing precision in typing: texting, or writing emails will be even easier and faster.
Browsing will be fast and fluid: the beTouch E130 is the perfect device to manage professional and personal email accounts at the same time with readable attachments. It’s compatible with all popular email services as well as Microsoft Exchange servers (through Roadsync). And to be always updated it offers the possibility to synchronize your contacts to the web (through Google Contact Sync).
Packed with Facebook, Twidroid and Google applications it will assure users to easily post and share their messages, pictures or music to the web.
It will be available in black or white from August 2010.