Acer have announced a new Android smartphone running Froyo (Android 2.2) which has a QWERTY keyboard and looks very much like a BlackBerry.
Available in March 2011 with a price still to be announced, the E210 will be on sale in Silver or Black.
Full press release below:
Acer beTouch E210
the best way to be dynamic in business and social
CES Las Vegas, January 6th 2011 – The Acer beTouch range, easily recognisable with its attractive devices, now includes a new model, the Acer beTouch E210.
Its thin shape and refined design characterised by a rounded body – forever-perfect grip – make it the perfect smartphone for people who want to work and have fun. It is an example of style and practicality: compact, linear and professional. In a convenient small size: only 116 mm and 110 g.
The beTouch E210 is one of only a handful of smartphones to combine a touchscreen, a Full QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad with the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. It is designed specifically for people who want to join the fantastic world of the touchscreen phone without giving up the convenience of a conventional keypad. Under the 2.6″ screen a full QWERTY keypad. The well-spaced keys permit maximum ergonomics to ensure precise typing.
The Acer beTouch E210 is the best choice for:
Write and check your personal or office mails in push mode, chat with friends on instant messaging via Google Talk, SMS/MMS presented in IM-like conversational style.
Share your status, places, web links, news, pictures, videos in the way you like. One click on ubiquitous Share button and share on your Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube immediately.
With Android browser you can view all web pages, not just mobile websites. Use optical trackpad to scroll fast through pages and HSDPA/WiFi to download pages rapidly at home or on the go.
The redesigned keyboard allows instant access to contacts and the camera, and users can also assign their favorite messaging app to the bottom –right shortcut key.
As well as making it easy to send messages, view photos and listen to music and the radio, the beTouch E210 offers top quality technical features: 3G+, HSDPA (high speed navigation and downloading), WiFi, integrated GPS and Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.2 megapixel digital camera and an FM Radio with RDS. The 1300 mAh battery guarantees plenty of hours of work and fun in total freedom.
Available in light silver and shiny black, the E210 will be available in the UK from March 11, pricing TBA.