Acer beTouch E110

The Good Intuitive menu navigation; decent call quality.

The Bad Low-resolution screen; no access to the Android Market; has a resistive rather than capacitive touchscreen.

The Bottom Line The Acer beTouch E110 is far from unusable, but a higher-resolution screen and access to the Android app store are sorely lacking. Also unremarkable in terms of appearance, there are much better phones available at a similar price

Editors' Rating
5.5 Overall

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Review

Acer beTouch E110

Smart phones are no longer the preserve of the well-to-do. There are plenty of touchscreen phones around that offer many of the features you'd find on the iPhone 3GS or HTC Legend, for a fraction of the cost. Among them is the Acer beTouch E110, which runs Android 1.5. It can be yours for free on a £10-per-month, 24-month contract, or about £150 SIM-free.

Resist resistive
The E110 sports a 71mm (2.8-inch), QVGA touchscreen. Unfortunately, it's quite disappointing. As it's of the resistive variety, you'll have to apply some pressure to the screen in order for it to register your input, and there's no multi-touch support. As resistive screens go, this one is pretty sensitive, but, if you're expecting the smooth, effortless, gliding experience afforded by a capacitive touchscreen, you might want to look elsewhere. The display is colourful, but the screen resolution is also very low, so everything looks rather blurry, and viewing photos won't be a very enjoyable experience.

The E110 runs Android 1.5. Criminally, there's no access to the Android Market, so adding new apps to the E110 is out of the question. Seeing as access to the Android app store is one of the best things about the operating system, this is a real kick in the groin.

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