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Price Update: Acer F1, L1 and C1

November 19, 2009

Acer has 3 new smartphone models up it’s sleeves. Some quick specification and pricing.

Acer F1 (S200 – neoTouch)

  • RM2,399
  • 5.0MP Autofocus Camera with flash
  • 3.8″ WVGA screen
  • Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Qualcomm 8250, 1GHz
  • 512MB/256MB
  • Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor

Acer L1 (E200 – beTouch)

  • RM1,599 
  • 3.0MP camera
  • 3.0″ WQVGA screen
  • Qualcomm 7225, 528MHz
  • 512MB/256MB
  • NO WIFI
  • Bluetooth + GPS
  • Numeric Keypad

Acer C1 (E100 – beTouch)

  • RM1,499
  • 2MP camera
  • 3.2″ WQVGA camera
  • Qualcomm 7225, 528MHz
  • 512MB/256MB
  • NO WIFI
  • Bluetooth + GPS

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New Price: Acer PDA Price Update!

August 27, 2009

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Today Acer reviewed their pricing of their PDA. Below are the new pricing!

Acer DX900 – RM1,899

Acer DX650 – RM1,299

Acer X960 – RM1,499

Acer F900 – RM2,099

Acer M900 – RM2,399

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July 18, 2009

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Screenshots: Samsung Omnia II (i8000)

July 13, 2009

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I had the chance last week to play with Samsung latest smartphone; Samsung Omnia 2 aka i8000. I must admit the new Samsung Touch Wiz Interface is just AWESOME! The scroll is smooth, functional, predictable and surprisingly nice to look at. There were lots of additional softwares added by Samsung too.

Nothing like the previous Samsung Omnia. I was also told it will be priced somewhere around RM2,599 (head on with HTC Touch Diamond 2).

Stay tuned for the followup review on the actual units of more screen shots and pictures!

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News: Windows Mobile 6.5 to have SMS Sync

July 6, 2009

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Windows Exchange Server 2010 will bring a lot of new features to Windows Mobile for those that use the service. Some of the reported new features are

  • conversation for email
  • message preview
  • device-end rule creation (currently only server side)
  • SMS sync!

Imagine all your SMS intact when you switch devices. Something which I will absolutely love. Ofcourse, the only problem is that, I don’t run Windows Exchange Server 😦 Perhaps Google can offer something similar for free?

Below is a screen shot of the SMS sync option on an Xperia running Windows Mobile 6.5

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Upcoming: HTC Hero Android Phone

June 24, 2009

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It’s official! HTC Hero is officially launched at London today. It is HTC’s third Android based phone and I am certainly impressed with the new all improved “HTC Touch FLO” for android. They now call it the HTC Sense ™.

HTC Hero

Specification:

  • Qualcomm 528 MHz processor
  • 3.2-inch 230×480 touch-screen TFT-LCD display
  • ROM: 512 MB      RAM: 288 MB
  • 5MP Camera with Auto-focus
  • GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Trackball with Enter function

They even have a Facebook Page created for the HTC Hero.

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Stay tuned for more hands-on review of the HTC Hero!

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News: HTC pledges allegiance to Windows Mobile

June 13, 2009

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Despite being the world’s first mobile phone maker to launch an Android-based handset, HTC still favours Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.

Frédéric Tassy, Grand Fromage of HTC France and Benelux, was recently asked whether he thought 2009 will be Android’s year. And although he thinks that, yes, this will be the year Android really takes off, the executive nonetheless stressed HTC’s close ties with Windows Mobile.

“We will always have more flagship products on Windows Mobile,” Tassy told French-language website Mobinaute. “Our best selling smartphone in Europe is also the HTC Touch HD [which uses] Windows Mobile.”

He also claimed many other handset makers will announce Android handsets – but fail to deliver their offerings on time.

“I think there will be a lot of bluffing, with products that are likely to be delayed,” he alleged.

Tassy claimed it was “hard to say” how many Android smartphones HTC will have launched by the end of this year. However, pictures were recently leaked online of a device widely thought to be the firm’s third Android-based device. ®

Sourced from: Register Hardware

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