Archive for October 23rd, 2009

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Acer neoTouch S200 (Acer F1) unboxing video

So the other day we spoke about the Acer F900 being comparable to the HTC Touch HD and now the Acer neoTouch S200 (aka Acer F1) has landed on my desk I’m wondering what to compare this to? I suppose you could think of it as being Acer’s answer to both the Touch HD or maybe even the Toshiba TG01, especially when you take the 1gHz CPU in to account and that the screen is just a few fractions of an inch smaller than its Toshiba counterpart.

The Acer neoTouch S200 (Acer F1)

The Acer neoTouch S200 (Acer F1)


The Acer neoTouch is another one of the devices launched recently to have Windows Mobile 6.5, there aren’t too many handsets available at the moment shipping with WM 6.5. Those of you familiar with the Acer F900 that we reviewed recently will see that the neoTouch bares more than a passing resemblance to the earlier handset. We’ll be putting the neoTouch to task over the next week or so and the review will be here for you shortly.

For now, have a look at the unboxing video below for a quick tour of the handset and the user interface.


Acer neoTouch S200 (Acer F1) unboxing video


Acer neoTouch S200 (Acer F1) specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Qualcomm 8250 1 GHz CPU
  • RAM – 256MB
  • ROM – 512MB
  • 3.8 inch WVGA 480×800 touchscreen display
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • HSPA 900, 1900, 2100 (download 7.2 Mbps / upload 5.76 Mbps)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • miniUSB
  • A-GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • MicroSD card (support up to 32GB)
  • 5 megapixel Autofocus camera with LED Flash
  • Talk Time – 5 Hours (manufactures approximation)  
  • Standby Time – 400 Hours (manufactures approximation)  
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion 1350 mAh battery
  • Dimensions – 118.6 x 63 x 12mm 
  • Weight – 130 grams with battery
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Motion Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor

Designed for high quality media entertainment the Acer neoTouch S200 (Acer F1) benefits from a Qualcomm 8250 1GHz processor.  This extraordinarily fast processor is able to deal with the demands of the latest applications and media.  The 3.8” WVGA screen provides vibrant and bright photos, while enhancing any application, particularly video playback.

The Acer neoTouch benefits from the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, which enhances interaction between user and device.  It provides widgets for customising the device specific to your requirements and includes the new version of Internet Explorer, which enables more tasks to be performed at one time.

EDIT: Our Acer neoTouch review is now online for your reading pleasure!



Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
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HTC HD2 Discount

Our friends at Devicewire have kindly just let us know off a promo offer they have on the HTC HD2 and also the car mount.




If you are planning to get the HTC HD2, for this weekend only, you can get an extra £5.00 off the phone and also the car mount just by using the following code when you order.

Promo code : HD2TAM

This device is going to be extremely popular so get your pre-orders in quick. You know you want to!

Buy HD2

Buy Car Mount


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By October 23, 2009 Read More →

More HTC HD2 rumours

Ok, so many of you are emailing me with questions about the HTC HD2 and telling me what you’ve heard about its upcoming launch I thought I would condense the latest that we’ve heard in to one post.


Let’s start with what we are hearing from the retailers. Both Clove Technology and Devicewire advise us that they have been told that the HD2 will start shipping on the 11th November. This will probably mean that they will have stock either on the 10th or 11th November for shipping to customers on the 11th November. These devices will of course be the SIM-free unlocked versions of the HD2 and will cost in the region of £500 at launch. See Below.


On to the networks then. Several emails from T-Mobile customers say that they’ve been told by various account managers that the HTC HD2 is will be in stock from the 5th November and will commence shipping on that date. I suspect that stock will be limited initially.

There are also various rumours about the HD2 availability on O2. The O2 Forums are full of discussion about the imminent launch. We’ve been told that we could see the device start shipping as early as the end of October to the first few days of November.

Personally, reading between all of the rumours, I suspect that the SIM-free and the network locked versions will be launched on the same day and that HTC will control when they can officially go on sale and I think that will be the 2nd week in November.


Now if you are particularly impatient (like me!) or just want to make sure that you will receive your new HTC HD2 on the day it’s launched then you can pre-order it from one of the companies below.


Clove Technology – HTC HD2 handset only price £504.85 inc VAT + delivery.

Super E Trader – HTC HD2 handset only price £499.99 inc VAT + delivery or £529.99 for a bundle with Case, Screen Protectors and 8GB Memory card. – HTC HD2 handset only price £499.99 inc VAT and free delivery.

eXpansys – HTC HD2 handset only price £499.99 inc VAT + delivery with £30 of eXpansys discount vouchers.


I suspect that there will be limited numbers of the HTC HD2 available initially so if you really want it on launch day I strongly suggest that you pre-order!


EDIT: Our extensive HTC HD2 review is now live on site.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Rumours
By October 23, 2009 Read More →

Carphone Warehouse in Nokia grey-market tangle


Carphone sold large volumes of Nokia 5530 into grey market after miscalculating sales on August exclusive. Significant numbers traded back into UK, disrupting official Nokia distribution channels

Carphone Warehouse is being investigated by Nokia UK for facilitating the export of large volumes of its Nokia 5530 Xpress Music handset, intended for Carphone’s UK retail channels, into overseas markets. The Nokia 5530 originally went on sale in Carphone in the UK on August 11 on a six-week exclusive, and Carphone’s onward trade of the device is likely to have breached the terms of its exclusivity deal with Nokia UK. Carphone is understood to have purchased around 130,000 units from Nokia UK as part of the original deal. More than half were offered to the UK trade at rock-bottom prices, explicitly for export outside of Europe, Mobile News understands.

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