Acer isn’t showing any signs of slowing down at Mobile World Congress this week. Just this morning, the manufacturer announced the Liquid e and now we have the neoTouch and beTouch. A little strange with the name scheme, but let’s see just what these devices are packing, shall we?
Acer’s neoTouch P300, which has a 3.2″ touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard, and P400 are running Windows Mobile 6.5.3, the stepping-stone OS between 6.5 and 7. With Windows Phone 7 coming later this year, it’s hard to see why one would choose the P300 or P400 over the latest and greatest. Perhaps it could just be a matter of patience.
If Windows Mobile isn’t your thing, the beTouch series are running Android. The beTouch E110 is dragging Android Cupcake (1.5) along – an odd, bare-bones choice given what’s already out there for Android. It’s also sporting a small, 2.8″ QVGA touch screen which tells me that this is more of a minor step up from a feature phone. Acer’s beTouch E400 has a 3.2″ HVGA touch screen, a little nicer than the E110, and is dressed in Android Eclair or 2.1.
Having more options is always nice, but Acer really could have stepped things up a little more for its latest crop. We’ll see if it has any tricks left in its sleeve for MWC.