Travel Gadgets : New Acer Smart Handhelds Launched in Manila

As a frequent traveler, Its not easy to choose gadgets that supports my mobile communication needs while providing mobility and fast computing. Apart from connectivity, smartphones are gaining more popularity nowadays for its versatility, trendy design and usability.

Why would you bring a DSLR camera if your smarphone can provide you the same output? Most of the smarphones that I have tested are providing quality photos that I have used in some of my published articles online and on print.

With nearly 4 billion mobile phone subscribers all over the World, The Smart Handheld Business Group of Acer Inc., the third largest vendor in the global PC market, has officially released its new line of Smart Handhelds in the Philippines, following a global launch in Barcelona Spain earlier this year.

Acer M900 Smartphone
Acer M900 Smartphone

ACER M900 : For Business Travelers

While on an official Business Trip, ACER M900 will help you access your email and files easily at all times. You can easily sychronize your smartphone files with your notebook or desktop computer.

It has a full keyboard feature that is ideal for emailing and editing business documents and other correspondents. Powered by a preinstalled Windows® Mobile 6.1 Professional, Outlook® Mobile email and Office Mobile (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) users will maintain efficiency on the go.

Data transfer is easy since it supports HSDPA connection. If you are storing classified and confidential information on your mobile phone, ACER M900 has a fingerprint sensor that provides more security for the end users.

The M900 comes equipped with GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder and voice-command, as well as expandable memory, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash.

ACER F900 : For Internet Savvy

ACER F900 Smartphone
ACER F900 Smartphone

With a touch screen 3.8 inch WVGA display, internet browsing will not be easier with ACER F900.

The new user-interface makes navigating through the device a pleasure, providing quick links to contacts, email messages, bookmarks, calendars, date and time, world weather and music. The F900 also comes with an integrated 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder, voice command, and expandable memory.

With direct access to key applications via the widget-based home screen, The F900 features easy one-hand navigation with the new Internet Explorer® 6 supporting JavaScript and Adobe Flash Lite, providing access to various webmail clients and a suite of must-have internet applications. With high-speed 3.75G HSDPA/HSUPA and WiFi connectivity, users will enjoy excellent data connections. The F900 is the perfect solution for stylish Internet connectivity anywhere.

ACER X960 : All Purpose Performer

The X960 is an all-purpose tool designed for those who want multiple features without having to carry several devices.

ACER X960 SmartPhone
ACER X960 SmartPhone

A high-resolution 2.8-inch VGA touch screen and five-way navigation button allow easy maneuvering. The intuitive widget-based user interface provides quick access to all contacts, emails and messages, browser and bookmarks, calendar and events, date and time, world weather and music player. Windows Outlook and Office mobile allow for quick email access and easy reading of attachments.

The embedded GPS functionality provides reliable positioning and easy navigation with software available through retailers. The X960 comes with a VGA 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with flash as well as a front-side camera for video calls and a classy black and silver design.
Sleek and compact, the X960 is the quintessential all-rounder for the user on-the-go.

ACER DX900 : Double Connectivity and Convenience

This is probably my favorite among the newly released smartphones by ACER. Why? Because DX900 is the world’s first Dual-SIM Smartphone to support both 3.5G (HSDPA) and 2.75G (EDGE) SIM cards, allowing users to keep track of both personal and business communications.

ACER DX900 SmartPhone
ACER DX900 SmartPhone

The touch screen allows effortless one-hand navigation while the ultra-sharp 2.8 inch VGA display improves the web browsing experience. The DX900 has a new interface designed for easy navigation with large finger-friendly buttons for a smooth browsing experience. It also features 3D animated icons and transition effects with most important information displayed on one screen. The speed dial panel features photo contacts for most frequently used numbers.

Outlook Mobile email client allows access to business email and easily read attachments. For easy management of two phone lines and multiple wireless connections, the DX900 is equipped with an intuitive communication manager including a Flight Mode button to instantly turn off all wireless connections while each individual function can also be activated or disabled with the press of a button. The DX900 features a front-side VGA camera for video calls, voice recorder, voice-command, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and expandable memory.

DX900 is perfect if you have two sim cards with different mobile phone operators since some locations does not have good signal but based on experience Smart has the widest coverage among the local TelCos.

The devices will be distributed in the Philippines through an agreement between the Acer Smart Handheld Business Group and Topstrasse Global Inc.

During the official launch event earlier in Intercontinental Hotel in Makati, Acer unveiled nine models to be released in the country this year.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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