Acer launches five smartphones in Asia

April 23rd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong

Lots of Asian laptop/netbook/device makers seem to be jumping on the smartphone bandwagon, especially at the entry level range of the spectrum. Asus. Garmin. And now Acer.

Acer announced their ambition at a press event yesterday to be one of the top five players in smartphones globally. At the event, they officially launched five smartphones in the Asia Pacific region.

DX900

DX900
Price: S$799
Availability: April 2009
Touted as the world’s first dual-SIM smartphone to support both HSDPA and EDGE at the same time, this touch phone is designed for those that travel quite a lot. Might be useful for those who want one device for two phone lines, typically one a personal line and the other a business line.

DX650
Price: S$599
Availability: April 2009
A touch phone with a dual-face design, featuring a 2.8-inch touch screen on one side and a T-9 keypad on the other. Designed for ease of use in mind.

X960
Price: S$699
Availability: May 2009
A balanced smartphone with typically every function you would expect from a mid-range phone. Has most connectivity options available, GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera and 2.8-inch touch screen.

F900
Price: not available yet
Availability: June 2009
One of the two higher end touch phones, the F900 is designed for web browsing, with the standout being the 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen.

M900
Price: not available yet
Availability: June 2009
For power users, with a full slide out keyboard, the M900 has a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and a embedded fingerprint sensor for security.

Specs for phones can be found at the Acer website here. Thus far only the specs for the DX series is up.

More pictures below:

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