New member of Android: Acer mobile phone series reviews

Acer has well and truly thrown its hat into the smartphone ring, with a slew of Android phones announced February. It’s not just the Liquid e that Acer is bringing out here at MWC 2010 and the company also has a number of o Android devices to choose from. Acer expect the beTouch E110 to arrive in March 2010, with the beTouch E400 following on in April. Across the board there’s 3G and Bluetooth, while on the E110 lacks WiFi b/g. No vast processor speeds here, though; at most you’ll get 600MHz. Both have a 3.2-megapixel camera together with GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack. I have a short comparison summary about what the same features and what the different of both two phones.
The Acer E110 is an attractive mobile phone that comes complete with 2.8 inches TFT resistive touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution that can display up to 256k (65K effective) colors. It runs on Android OS, v1.5 (Cupcake) and is powered by ST Ericsson PNX6715 416MHz processor. Weighted at 105 grams Acer E110 physically measures 103.5 x 54 x 13.4 mm.The handset is available in two colors - Black & Dark Blue
And The Acer beTouch E400 has a 3.2-inch TFT touchscreen resistive display that features a 320 x 480 pixel resolution with 256k colors. It measures 115 x 59.3 x 12 mm and weighs 125g that makes it very stylish and sleek. P300 packs an Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Digital compass, Acer UI and Smart LED notifications also. This smartphone works on Android OS, v2.1 and has a processor of Qualcomm 7227 600 MHz processor that renders it great functionality. It comes in Soft-touch Black, Ceramic White and Pearl colours.
The Acer E110 comes complete with 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM internal memory that is expandable with the microSd card slot option. While the Acer beTouch E400 feature comes complete with 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB of ROM memory that can also be expanded with microSD card slot.
Both two phones’ phonebook memory allows entry of unlimited entries and fields, Photocall in the phone and it can also store unlimited call details.
The Acer E110 and Acer E400 both come with EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps and GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbp technologies that gives high speed data transfer rates. The inbuilt Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP and miniUSB connection allows the user to transfer data to another devices wirelessly. In addition, the E400 is 3G enabled phone has HSDPA at 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 384 Kbps also embedded.
To keep the user entertained, both two phones come preloaded with MP3 and MP4 players that very well supports numerous music formats, such as: MP3 and WAV as well as MP4, WMV, H.264, H.263 etc and also equipped with alert options like vibration, downloadable polyphonic. The only one difference: the E110 has a stereo FM radio, but the E400 don’t have. They could not support all of video and audio formats. If I have a AVI file, what should I do? I search this question on Google and find good auxiliary software which named Nidesoft Video Converter which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats to convert AVI file to MPEG-4 format. Detailed process is as follows:
Firstly, you could free download and install Nidesoft Video Converter from: http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/video-converter.exe.
When you finished the download process, run the .exe file to install it.
Step 1: Click “Add File” button to import your videos from your computer.
Tips: Click a file in the list and you could use the preview control buttons to play the file.
Step 2: Click "Format" combo box to select the output format, such as to mp4 for Sony or iPhone.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion will be completed in a short time.
Ok, now you have converted your AVI files to MPEG-4 format files which The E110 and E400 supports and you may use it more convenient. Another I also find Nidesoft DVD Ripper could rip DVD to multimedia phones’ video and music: 3GP, AVI, WMV, MP4, WMA etc. So, it is not a problem to watch your favorite DVD on mobile phone. I think these two Nidesoft software are necessary additional software for mobile phone users.
The Acer E110 and E400 are equipped with 3.15 megapixel camera that comes with 2048x1536 pixels resolution that is able to capture still as well as moving video footages and video recording feature. But E400 could support autofocus, LED flash and Geo-tagging and E110 don’t support.
Battery LifeTime
The Standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery of the Acer E110 comprises of 400 hours of standby time and 5 hours of talk time.
The Acer beTouch E400 has a Standard Li-Po 1090 mAh battery that gives 400 hours of standby time and 5 hours of talk time to its users.
Both two phones can keep you connected with your family and friends easily with the inbuilt with SMS, MMS, Email and instant messaging features.
The Acer E110 works on 2G GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 and 3G HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100 as well as HSDPA 900, 1900, 2100 networks.
The Acer beTouch E400 comes complete with GSM Quad-band phone capable of global roaming on 2G in configuration of 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz. The 3G network enabled on phone is in HSDPA 900 / 2100 and HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 configuration.
Shame about some of the specs, removing certain aspects to reduce the cost such as WiFi, the accelerometer and compass means this handset will fail to take full advantage of Android and won't be compatible with many of the apps which take advantage and use these features. The beTouch E110 does however look stylish and will come in Black & Dark Blue so take your pick if you still interested!
Other useful functions of the E400 include the GPS-enabled Google Maps, which will help you find your way around cities and/or towns and includes both Street View and Latitude. The excellent media player will play a full range of file formats and there is a built-in 3-millimeter audio input jack allowing you to plug in your choice of headphones. There is even the very useful Acer Synch feature, allowing the user to wirelessly synchronize with their desktop or notebook so they can easily maintain and keep files and contacts up to date, which is great for when you are ultra-busy and need to save time. Now, which one do you select, Acer E110 or Acer beTouch E400?


Review new HTC Legend and Desire: which is better for video playing?

With the mobile phone market increasingly fierce competition, each big brands manufacturer is to launch new products to get bigger market. Now HTC successively introduced two phones – HTC Legend and HTC Desire in the first half of the year 2010. But which is the one for you to spend your hard-earned on? The Hero-a-like Legend or the insanely powerful but stupidly monikered Desire? Below is our brief summary.
Form/Factor Design:
These HTC smartphones share a bar-style design that's dominated by a large touchscreen display but they differ in appearance. The Legend retains the traditional Android chin in a thin aluminum body and the Desire looks similar to the Nexus One.
Touchscreen Display:
The HTC Desire is the clear winner in this category with its 3.7″ (480*800) WVGA AMOLED capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability. The Legend comes with a 3.2″ (320*480) HVGA AMOLED capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
Operating System/ User Interface:
Both the Legend and the Desire run on the latest Android 2.1 OS and feature the updated Sense UI concept.
These smartphones are more or less equal in the camera department. The Desire and Legend both come with 5 megapixel cameras. However, the Desire comes with more camera features including face detection, widescreen photo capture, geotagging, auto focus and flash
Processing Power:
Again the HTC Desire takes the cake in the processing department with its 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB ROM / 576MB RAM. The Legend offer less powerful processor specs with 600MHz MSM7227 processors and 512MB ROM / 384MB RAM.
Both of these two phones’ music players are great. The interface is simple to use but attractive.
They support FM Radio and video recording function. Both of Legend and Desire’ build-in players support same video and audio formats. Such as: Audio supported formats: AAC, AMR, OGG, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA and recording formats: AMR; And Video supported formats: 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV and recording formats: 3GP etc. We find that both phones could not support DVD formats. But what should I do, if I want to play DVD files on the phone. I search this question on Google and find good software to solve this problem – Nidesoft DVD Ripper which could provide you an easy and fast way to rip DVD movies to most popular formats easily and quickly, such as: Rip DVD to MP4, Rip DVD to 3GP, DVD to WMV, etc. Below is the simple process.
Firstly, you may download this software here: http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/dvd-ripper.exeAfter download and install this powerful software, only four steps are needed to complete the conversion.
Step 1: Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive.
Click the Open DVD button, browse your computer, and find the DVD folder of the movie. (It is not only load DVD disc, but also could open a disk backup’s directory.)
A DVD may have multiple titles and each title contains one or more chapters. After your DVD movie is loaded, its contents will be listed. Click “+” to show the chapters in a title. Then you can click any title or chapter to preview it in the preview window on the right.
Step 2: Click the "profile" button and select the format for your player.
Step 3: Click the "convert" button. Please wait before the conversion succeeds!
Ok, you have ripped your DVD movies to other format you want, now just enjoy it. Another, I also have a try Nidesoft Video Converter which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats. If you have some video files which your player don’t support. You may use it! I think these two software are good assistant for media player and for your HTC mobile.
Other features:
Each phone also sports the features that are becoming more standard every day: Accelerometer, GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, etc. And each of these phones are a joy to use, that’s no question.
The Desire comes on top of this category with its 1400 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with 390 mins talk time and 360 hours standby time. And the Legend comes in second with its 1200 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery with 440 mins talk time and 560 hours standby time.
So, circling back to our earlier questions, for the extra cost of the Desire over the Legend you get a larger and sharper screen, faster processor, live wallpapers and video capture at a slightly higher resolution. On the other hand the Legend's button positions may provide better single-handed operation, and some may even prefer its silver metallic look and feel to go with certain Apple products, so you'd best get your hands on the two devices before handing over the cash.