Summary: One of Acer's first smart phones, the Tempo X960 isn't going to strike fear into the hearts of its touchscreen competitors. A dated user interface does a poor job of covering Windows Mobile 6.1's flaws, and an unresponsive touchscreen and sluggish performance also hurt.
Pros: Good connectivity, thanks to Wi-Fi and HSDPA; expandable memory.
Cons: Poorly considered user interface; unresponsive touchscreen; tiny soft keyboard needs a stylus; buggy camera takes blurry photos; unpleasant Internet Explorer Web browser.
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!
#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.
Conclusion: Overall it is a relatively middle-of-the-road offering from Acer. From a hardware point of view they provide the key tech specs that smartphone adopters are looking for, combined with the convenience and workplace support that Windows Mobile offers.
Pros: Simple graphic UI skin, all the key hardware specs are included
Cons: Screen reflection, sometimes unresponsive, no 3.5mm jack, poor camera software