Video: Hands-On with Acer Liquid E, neoTouch P300, P400, beTouch E110, E400

As if we didn’t have enough handsets at which to gawk throughout Mobile World Congress, Acer has dumped a pile of Android and Windows phones onto the table. The Liquid E is a moderate refresh on the already-popular Liquid, including Android 2.1, and keeps the delicious Snapdragon processor. The E110 was a tiny, lower-end Android handset – the size (103.5 mm x 54 mm x 13.4 mm) was almost as impressive as Sony Ericsson’s X10 Mini, and will probably be a helluva lot cheaper. It’s running Android 1.6 with a few customized user interface elements, and packs 3G, a 2.8” QVGA display, 3 megapixel camera, and 1500 mAh battery.

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The other beTouch handset, the E400, is a slightly bigger brother, and runs Android 2.1, 3.2” HVGA display, cruises on 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS. All of the Android handsets host two signature widgets for handling media and bookmarks as a kind of half-wheel carrousel that hugs the edge of the screen. There’s also a neat streaming, on-demand internet radio app called Spinlets that features emerging artists.

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On the Windows Mobile side, Acer has two new handsets to include in their neoTouch family. The P300 is a touchscreen slider that runs OS 6.5.3, has a 3.2” WQVGA display, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera and Flash support. Not a bad little number for the business crowd, and has nicely up-to-date version of Windows Mobile, but still fairly vanilla. The P400 is essentially a full-touch version of the P300, but cranks up the screen resolution to HVGA.

Overall, I found that Acer’s new releases were very nicely differentiated, while still leveraging common elements, like the bookmark and media home screen widgets. The bulk of them will be available this spring (March, April, May), but we don’t have any info on carriers or pricing.

Endless stream of specs after the jump…

beTouch E400

Size and Weight

Height:
115 mm
Width:
59.3 mm
Depth:
12 mm
Weight:
125g
Features

Unique, slim and lightweight design with signature Home Ring (just 125g)
3.2” high-definition (HVGA) screen
nemoPlayer – a simple-to-use application to enjoy music, video clips and pictures on the move
Smart integration of Facebook® in the address book, with real-time notification of status or content updates
Available in Soft-touch black, Ceramic White and Pearl Red
3.2MP camera with autofocus and geo-tagging
Exclusive Spinlets™ application provides free streaming of worldwide music and video, that can be shared with friends and family via the web or e-mail.
‘Fooz Creator’ lets you create a “virtual look-a-like”, or your Fooz Avatar, and share it on Facebook®, MySpace™ and other social networks. You can also email it to your friends.

beTouch E110

Size and Weight

Height:
103.5 mm
Width:
54 mm
Depth:
13.4 mm
Weight:
105 g
Features

Stylish, compact and slim design
2.8” (QVGA) resistive screen
5-way navi key
3G and Bluetooth connectivity
Nemo Player – a great way to enjoy music, video clips and pictures on the move.
Built-in Facebook® and Twidroid applications
Customizable User Interface
Available in Black and Dark Blue
Exclusive Spinlets™ application provides free streaming of worldwide music and video, that can be shared with friends and family via the web or e-mail.

neoTouch P300

Size and Weight

Weight:
130.6 g
Depth:
15.1 mm
Width:
55 mm
Height:
110 mm
Features

Unique slim and lightweight design
Windows® Mobile 6.5.3, full Microsoft® Exchange support and Office Suite
3.2” touch screen
Full slide down QWERTY backlit keyboard
Qualcomm 7225 processor
Microsoft® Office Mobile suite
3G+, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™ connectivity built in
Exclusive Spinlets™ application provides free streaming of worldwide music and video, that can be shared with friends and family via the web or e-mail.
Windows® Media Player 10 – a great way to enjoy music, video clips and pictures on the move.
Instant access to Windows® Market Place

neoTouch P400

Size and Weight

Height:
115 mm
Width:
59.3 mm
Depth:
12 mm
Weight:
125g
Features

Unique, lightweight design with signature Home Ring (just 125g)
Windows® Mobile 6.5.3, full Microsoft® Exchange support and Office Suite
3.2” high-definition (HVGA) screen
Qualcomm 7227 processor reduces CPU power consumption
3G+, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™ connectivity built in
Soft touch black and glossy silver battery covers
Windows® Media Player 10 – a great way to enjoy music, video clips and pictures on the move.
Exclusive Spinlets™ application provides free streaming of worldwide music and video, that can be shared with friends and family via the web or e-mail.
Instant access to Windows® Marketplace place

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