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Acer M900 review

£471 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Acer

The Acer M900 is a 3G touchscreen smartphone with built-in camera, computing and more, that runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 software.

The Acer M900 is a 3G touchscreen smartphone with built-in camera, computing and more, that runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 software.

Global PC vendor Acer made its first move into the smartphones market at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. The handsets are all courtesy of a company called E-Ten Information Systems that Acer bought last year. The company originally designed GPS devices, which you'll find on nearly all of their smartphones, and expanded into smartphones a few years ago with Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS.

The Acer M900 stands out from the rest of the pack almost immediately with its 3.8in touchscreens, among the biggest we've handled.

The Acer M900 is armed with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that makes it a little bulkier than other smartphones. It's aimed at business users.

The nice thing about the 3.8in screen on the Acer M900 is the sharp picture quality. The resolution is 800x480, which is the same as High Tech Computer (HTC)'s Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2, and better than the 480x320 resolution on the iPhone 3G.

That's a good thing, too, because you need a big screen with good picture quality for the Acer Shell user interface (UI). The M900 has the same software as the Acer F900.

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Acer F900 and M900

Acer M900 Expert Verdict »

Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Samsung S3C 6410 mobile processor 533MHz
3.8in 480x800 pixel TFT Touchscreen
GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 900/2100
microSD
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, MiniUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Built-in GPS receiver (SiRFstar III)
5Mp, 2592?1944 pixels, autofocus, flash, video, camera
secondary VGA videocall camera
Lithium-ion
119x62x17.1mm
188g

A solid business phone with a decent qwerty keyboard and that great 3.8in touchscreen, we like the Acer M900. Windows Mobile, we're not so keen on.

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