Summary: Acer has released two new smartphones in the mid-range, the BeTouch E400 and NewTouch P400. The two models almost similar, they only differ in their operating system. While BeTouch runs on Android, the NexTouch P400 runs on Windows Mobile 6.5.3.
Conclusion: The Acer neoTouch P400 arrives with an operating system that is accelerating towards obsolescence. It is relatively affordable, so may be the choice for bulk purchase for business, but is unlikely to appeal to consumers wanting the latest all-singing all-dancing smartphone.
Pros: Feels good in the hand, Home Ring a nice touch, affordable, 3.5mm jack
Cons: Soon to be obsolete version of Windows Mobile, little in the way of modification to enhance user experience, poor video and camera
Summary: The Acer neoTouch P400 is an average rather than outstanding smartphone. And the physical design has a definite whiff of the iPhone about it. The Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operating system is more finger-friendly than Microsoft’s predecessors, and Acer has chosen not to ‘skin’ it.