Acer Releases Touch HD Rival Smartphone

No handset to date has a larger screen...

We got a brief glimpse of the Acer F900 back in February but now this beast is ready to hit the market…

Perhaps most closely rivalling the HTC Touch HD, the F900 sports a monstrous 3.8in WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) touchscreen display alongside HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR. On top of this you’ll find assisted GPS via a SiRF Star III chipset, FM tuner and three megapixel camera with LED flash.

Professional types will also love the integrated business card reader, tethering (use the handset as a 3G modem with a laptop/PC), Microsoft Exchange support and the ability to view/edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents. An accelerometer is simply the done thing these days while WMA, WAV, MP3 and AAC audio, 3GP, Mpeg4, WMV, H.263 and H.264 video all happily playback.

Windows Mobile 6.1 is under the hood which will either make or break the F900 for many but also to be considered are the 117.5 x 63.5 x 12.8mm dimensions and 155g weight. A small smartphone this is not. Still you will find power galore via a Samsung 6410, 533MHz GPU and 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM though the lack of sizeable native storage will mean the microSD expansion slot comes into regular use.

Yes, Acer Android phones are on the horizon but if you’re not wowed by Google’s open source OS the F900 is certainly pushing towards the top of the Windows Mobile tree. We’ve waited a long time for Acer to provide us with a powerful device following the E-TEN purchase. Now we have one…

Acer F900

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