Acer launches new touch phones in City

Acer launches new touch phones in City

Acer launches new touch phones in City

Acer Country Head Richard Tan with the smartphones. DH Photo

However, lured by a huge growth potential, mobile manufacturers are launching new devices in quick succession. Keeping with the trend, Acer, on Thursday, launched four new touch screen models here. 

The Smart Handheld Business Group of Acer Inc, unveiled its latest range of neoTouch and beTouch devices to cater to the demands of increasingly sophisticated handheld users, and to make mobile Internet attractive and accessible to all. Acer’s neoTouch S200 is a powerful touchscreen phone with functions and applications like Mail, Mobile Internet, multimedia and Microsoft Office Mobile.

Strategic move

Briefing reporters, Acer Incorporated Country Head Richard Tan said “The new devices represent a strategic move for Acer towards becoming a leader in the ‘mobility market.’ With neoTouch you always have your office at hand, no matter where you are.” The Windows Mobile 6.5 phone features a wide, high-resolution touch screen measuring 3.8 inches, 3G+ connectivity (HSPA), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Tan claimed that neoTouch is the fastest smart phone in the country with powerful Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor to ensure fast Internet access, multimedia playback and superior graphics for games and applications. It is priced at Rs 35,000.
Acer also launched three beTouch smart phones at prices ranging from Rs 11,900 to Rs 17,900. While these are aimed at younger consumers who like the ease of accessing internet from hanhelds, they are also useful in data downloads and browsing for business users. 

The beTouch  range is conceived and designed for style-conscious users wanting to experience mobile internet on-the-go (email, instant messaging, social networking, browsing). “The slender design and ample touch screen should delight style-conscious users. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 that supports literally hundreds of Windows-certified mobile applications for both work and leisure,” said Tan.