Acer neoTouch P400 Review – A Windows Mobile And Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Smartphone

 

In a word or two

The Acer neoTouch P400 is a Windows Mobile touchscreen smartphone.

 

The Design

The black frame and choice of black or high gloss silver for the battery cover gives the Acer neoTouch P400 a professional look. Tall and slim, the handset has a chrome line running around its side to enhance its sleekness.

 

The smart design does not mean the Acer neoTouch P400 isn’t friendly. The phone has the Acer signature home key, highlighted by a circle of light which changes colour according to what you are doing. When you receive a text message, a missed call or the battery is running low, this home key’s colour alerts you.

 

The 3.2 inch touchscreen has an inbuilt accelerometer to automatically rotate the display to landscape when you are typing or viewing a video. The screen is responsive and supports multi-touch as well as a finger-friendly virtual QWERTY keyboard.

 

 

The Acer neoTouch P400 is a taller, wider and thinner version of the P300 without the slide-out keyboard, and internally it is similar to the beTouch E400 except it is run on a Windows instead of an Android platform.

 

Acer neoTouch P400 Specifications

Packed with multiple connection ability including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, the Acer neoTouch P400 offers you an easy way to stay in touch with your world. Run on the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 platform and powered by 600MHz Qualcomm processor, the P400 is quick and efficient for surfing the net or editing a document. The Internet Explorer 6 browser has Flash support and lets you switch between a column and full screen view, depending on your preference and the web page you are viewing. This browser also lets you log into secure sites, buy items online and submit forms.

 

Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, is onboard the Acer neoTouch P400 so you can easily find information on the move.  The Microsoft Exchange Server support lets you access your Outlook emails from your phone and the app for Office Mobile enables you to read, edit, create and email Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents.

 

 

For entertainment, you can listen to music and watch videos using the Windows Media Player 10. Other options include the pre-installed YouTube app and the inbuilt FM radio for your visual and aural enjoyment on the Acer neoTouch P400. You also have instant access to the Microsoft Marketplace for downloading any additional apps, games or software updates you may want.

 

 

The 3.2-megapixel camera has some good features including autofocus, geo-tagging your pictures using GPS, and anti-shake to help you take blur-free images.

 

Considerations

Aspects of the Acer neoTouch P400 – including price – are yet to be verified and we will update this review soon.

 

Verdict

With all the features you’d expect from a Windows Mobile handset combined with a decent touchscreen, the Acer neoTouch P400 looks set to make a splash in the smartphone market.

 

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