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#MWC09 LIVE: Acer unveils the first set of Acer Tempo Windows Mobile Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 17.02.09 - 08:52:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 8738x
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Back in March last year, Acer announced the acquisition of E-Ten which was well known for its Glofiish branded Windows Mobile smartphones. While E-Ten was continuing to market its devices under the Glofiish brand, it was clear that sooner or later the whole thing is going to be rebranded to Acer which finally happened during the Mobile World Congress. At a press event on Monday evening, Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market introduced a new line of smartphones with a broad range of features and innovations. These first devices are mainly targeted at consumers who want to make use of excellent technology both for their personal and their professional needs.

Acer M900: For those who need to have access to E-Mail and files at all times, the M900 is an ideal smart handheld device. It allows you to keep track of your activities and access your contacts and files through synchronization with your notebook or desktop computer. With a full keyboard, it is ideal for E-Mailing and editing documents. Preinstalled with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Outlook Mobile E-Mail and Office Mobile (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) users will maintain efficiency on the go. HSDPA connectivity enables fast data transfer and the large 3.8" WVGA touchscreen dramatically improves your web browsing experience. An embedded fingerprint sensor secures the smartphone and simplifies password maintenance.
The M900 comes equipped with GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder and voice-command, as well as expandable memory, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash.

Acer F900: The F900 was developed to give total control over web browsing on the go. With a 3.8" WVGA touch screen and new easy-to-use touch keyboard, the F900 is able to display more information on screen while offering an excellent mobile browsing experience. The new user-interface makes navigating through the device a pleasure, providing quick links to contacts, E-Mail messages, bookmarks, calendars, date and time, world weather and music. The F900 comes also with an integrated 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder, voice command, and expandable memory.
With direct access to key applications via the widget-based home screen, The F900 features easy one-hand navigation with the new Internet Explorer 6 supporting JavaScript and Adobe Flash Lite, providing access to various webmail clients and a suite of must-have internet applications. With high-speed 3.75G HSDPA/HSUPA and WiFi connectivity, users will enjoy excellent data connections.

Acer X960: The X960 is an all-purpose tool designed for those who want multiple features without having to carry several devices. A high-resolution 2.8" VGA touchscreen and five-way navigation button allow easy maneuvering. The intuitive widget-based user interface provides quick access to all your contacts, E-Mails and messages, browser and bookmarks, calendar and events, date and time, world weather and music player. Windows Outlook and Office mobile allow for quick E-Mail access and easy reading of attachments.
The embedded GPS functionality provides reliable positioning and easy navigation with software available through retailers. The X960 comes with a VGA 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with flash as well as a front-side camera for video calls and a classy black and silver design.

Acer DX900: Already known was the DX900 which was already announced by Glofiish. It's the world's first dual-SIM Windows Mobile smartphone to support both 3.5G (HSDPA) and 2.75G (EDGE) SIM cards allowing you to keep track of both personal and business communications. The touch screen allows effortless one-hand navigation while the ultra-sharp 2.8 inch VGA display improves the web browsing experience. The DX900 has a new interface designed for easy navigation with large finger-friendly buttons for a smooth browsing experience. It also features 3D animated icons and transition effects with all your most important information displayed on one screen. The speed dial panel features photo contacts for most frequently used numbers.
With Outlook Mobile E-Mail client you can access your business E-Mail and easily read attachments. For easy management of two phone lines and multiple wireless connections, the DX900 is equipped with an intuitive communication manager including a Flight Mode button to instantly turn off all wireless connections while each individual function can also be activated or disabled with the press of a button. The DX900 features a front-side VGA camera for video calls, voice recorder, voice-command, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with flash and expandable memory.
Combining 2 phones in one, the DX900 is dually perfect for your professional and personal life.

Acer said that the new line of Acer Tempo Windows Phones should hit the market in the 1st half of 2009. Prices weren't given during the press event.

Cheers ~ Arne


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