Here’s an upcoming QWERTY phone from Acer which they recently unveiled. The beTouch E210 is an upgrade from their first QWERTY Android phone which was the beTouch E130. Gone is the old-school trackpoint which is replaced by an optical trackpoint making it more look like a BlackBerry with an Android soul.
The Acer beTouch E210 is still powered by a 600 MHz which is probably what you’ll need from a device with a 2.6-inch display. The touchscreen is resistive by the way and a lot of people prefer that when navigating through a small display.
It comes with an Android 2.2 Froyo OS and a 3-megapixel camera. To further maximize the QWERTY keyboard for faster and accurate typing, Acer also bundled a DocumentsToGo app. Other than that, things are pretty basic for an entry-level device.
Acer is targeting availability of the beTouch E210 by the end of May with a price tag of less than Php11,000. If you prefer a BlackBerry physique on your Android, the beTouch E210 can be a cheap alternative.
|Acer beTouch E210 Specs:
|Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor
|Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
|2.6-inch resistive touchscreen, 320 x 240 resolution, 256K colors
|256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, microSD, up to 32GB
|HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
|Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
|3.15 MP camera, 2048×1536 pixels
|Stereo FM radio
|GPS with A-GPS support
|Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery
|Colors: black, white
|SRP: Php11,000 (estimated)