Summary: While we had a few minor gripes, overall the Acer X960 is an excellent smartphone for business users. With Wi-Fi, HSDPA and bluetooth connectivity, it ensures you have fast access to email and web while still offering a more consumer and fun UI.
Conclusion: Acer need to hit the Smartphone market with a fresh idea and steer away from the E-Ten design as it’s already starting to look old. There is definitely potential to we’ll have to wait and see what will appear next!
Excerpt: While big in the personal computer space, Acer is a newcomer to the mobile world and is now offering smartphones under its brand, thanks to the acquisition of E-TEN. We take a look at its X960 smartphone in this review.
Conclusion: The Acer X960 definitely fares way better than it sibling, the DX900. Although it doesn´t allow simultaneous use of two SIM cards, it is unique with its novelty Acer Shell interface. We sincerely recommend it to anyone who is on the lookout for a new smartphone that is fast and offers great functionality. We also like it for its great personalization capabilities that make it stand out from the crowd that the Windows Mobile market is.
Pros: Pleasing design and overall look, The Acer Shell interface is unique and functional, Fast hardware performance
Cons: In-call quality is not good enough, Mediocre camera quality, Display is rendered unusable in direct sunlight
#MWC09 LIVE: Hands-on Photoview of the new Acer X960 Windows Mobile Smartphone
28 March 2009
Excerpt: The Acer X960 is an all-purpose tool designed for those who want multiple features without having to carry several devices. A high-resolution 2.8" VGA touchscreen and five-way navigation button allow easy maneuvering. The intuitive widget-based user interface provides quick access to all your contacts, E-Mails and messages, browser and bookmarks, calendar and events, date and time, world weather and music player.
Summary: My only real complaint was that it can take quite a time to fix on a GPS signal when you switch it on. This became annoying if i found something that I wasted to take a picture of quickly and the device was switched off.
Excerpt: When Acer announced their intention to take the smartphone world by storm, the response was rather muted. Little information, too many handsets and not much outside of offerings already available from other manufacturers. The X960 is a full-touch Windows Mobile device, currently running v6.1. It is relatively large, measuring 60 x 105 x 14mm, but does feature a 2.8-inch screen on the front, which accounts for some of the size. It weighs a hefty 133g.
Pros: Simple graphic UI skin, all the key hardware specs are included
Cons: Screen reflection, sometimes unresponsive, no 3.5mm jack, poor camera software