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Acer Takes The Smartphone Plunge

Details on four of the 10 Tempo smartphones Acer plans to launch this year were released Monday at the GSMA Mobile World Congress.

Acer's strategy is to offer a variety of smartphones covering all market segments, from the low end to the high end.

Acer plans to deliver its first four smartphones in March and early April, with the others to follow later in the year. The four phones are the M900, F900, X960, and DX900.

The M900, which is targeted at business users, comes with a slide-out, full QWERTY keyboard, a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen, and a fingerprint scanner for security. The device runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and comes with Outlook e-mail and the Office suite of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, there's a 5-megapixel camera, a global positioning system, and support for HSDPA, or High-Speed Download Packet Access.

The F900 also comes with a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen but no slide-out keyboard. Geared toward Web browsing, the device comes with Internet Explorer 6 and supports JavaScript and Adobe Flash Lite. For faster upload speeds, the F900 supports HSUPA, or High-Speed Uplink Packet Access, as well as HSDPA. It also supports Wi-Fi and includes a 3.2-megapixel camera.

The smaller Acer X960 has a widget-based user interface for quick access to contacts, e-mail, browser, bookmarks, calendar, music player, and other features. The device sports a 2.8-inch VGA touch screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and a GPS.

Finally, the DX900 is billed as "the world's first" dual-SIM smartphone, which means it can support two numbers for people who want to keep separate business and personal communications, or who need a second number for traveling overseas.

Prices for the smartphones will be released closer to launch. Acer didn't say which wireless carriers would have the devices or in which regions of the world the smartphones would be available.

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