Feeds
80%
Acer Tempo M900

Acer Tempo M900

Acer's last and best Windows Smartphone?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Under the bonnet, the M900 is identical to the F900, so you get the same quad-band GSM, Edge, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA 3G, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, A2DP Bluetooth and a Samsung S3C 6410 533MHz processor with 128Mb of RAM to play with. The operating system is Windows venerable Mobile 6.1 Pro with Acer's bespoke Shell GUI draped over it with various degrees of elegance.

Acer Tempo M900

If fingerprint reading fails, using a password is still an option

Acer Tempo M900

Acer's Shell interface does the business, but hogs resources

Acer Tempo M900

At last, landscape browsing with Opera

We still think Acer Shell is too slow and too resource hungry, but on the M900 it performs no worse than it does on the F900. Thankfully, one of the shared glitches of the two handsets – a rather wayward accelerometer – is cured on the M900 with the screen swapping to landscape when it’s slid open. This allowed us to view the Opera web browser in landscape, something we didn't managed to accomplish with the F900.

The GPS rig is another area where a small but significant enhancement has been made over the F900. On the M900, it's now assisted GPS. This resulted in a noticeable improvement in the time it took for the phone to find itself when the GPS was switched on.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Will BlackBerry make a comeback with its SQUARE smartphones?
Plus PC PIMs from company formerly known as RIM
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.