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Acer beTouch E200 Review

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Acer beTouch E200 Review
The Acer beTouch E200 is one of the slower Windows phones. There is no significant lagging when you navigate throughout the menus, but it´s clear the operating system does not run smoothly on the 528MHz processor. Fortunately, the manufacturer has equipped the device with 256MB RAM, which allows fast application start-up times.

Since we are really cool and people like us, we get calls from various people all the time, from relatives, friends, secret admirers … they all, however, tend to have the same opinion – the Acer beTouch E200 doesn’t sound good. Most of the complaints relate to the overly sharp and surreal sound. We are not pleased at what we get on our side of the line either – even if loud enough, voices of people sound dull and unintelligible. That is just too bad, because we do appreciate phones that deliver good in-call quality.

According to the manufacturer, the battery should be able to provide 5 hours of continuous talk time and 400 hours in standby. During our tests, we had to charge it after two days of moderate usage. 

The Acer beTouch E200 can be a real adventure for all fans of modern smartphones. This is a joke, of course. The truth is, it fails to deliver something that will remain in our memories. Yes, it runs the new operating system of Microsoft, has nice build quality and appearance, which is hard to come by in a WM phone. These qualities alone, however, make the device just a likeable smartphone and not a handset we would get back to and compare to other devices. While not unappealing, the interface personalization is skin-deep, so you will inevitably have to face the unhandy WM6.5 interface. The camera is mediocre and so are the multimedia capabilities to some extent. The Acer beTouch E200 delivers many functions, but there is no single aspect it excels in and that makes it stand out from the competition. Quite the contrary. To top it off, it can´t connect via Wi-Fi and this is a cardinal sin with smartphones.

Ultimately, we think the major advantage of the Acer beTouch E200 is its low price. However, we would advise you not rush for it. Instead, take a look at the HTC Touch2 and Samsung OmniaLITE – these two offerings deliver more and better features, while still keeping the price reasonable. HTC’s and Samsung’s WM 6.1 devices also deserve some attention. They are much more affordable now and it´s not a secret that the upgrade to version 6.5 doesn’t really deliver anything of crucial importance.


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Pros

  • Likeable, austere design
  • Windows Media Player supports Xvid

Cons

  • Relatively sluggish
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Nothing to make it stand out from the crowd
  • Character entry that´s not been properly thought of
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. DroidDoesVZW (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


I like the touch screen+vertical slider form factor! I was so upset when the LG Glimmer got discontinued, though I wish it had a better numeric keypad.

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Acer beTouch E200

Acer beTouch E200

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 528 MHz
256 MB RAM
Size4.33 x 2.11 x 0.61 inches
(110 x 53.5 x 15.4 mm)
5.15 oz  (146 g)
Battery1140 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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