Specs summary

Screen
2.8"

The Acer Tempo X960's screen is 2.8 inches with 480 x 640 pixels resolution.

Processor
533 MHz

There is a Samsung SC3 6400 533 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1530mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1530 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time, 240 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



Overall, the Acer X960 has a nice spec sheet and plenty of features. However, its usability just doesn't stack up against the competition, and it feels rather outdated by comparison.

- Russell Jefferies , MobileBurn 

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MobileBurn

Nice spec sheet but is sluggish and quick to nag for a charge

from MobileBurn

Overall, the Acer X960 has a nice spec sheet and plenty of features. However, its usability just doesn't stack up against the competition, and it feels rather outdated by comparison. It's also not a serious business device, as typing out SMS and Emails on such a small touchscreen is tedious at best. A keypad would definitely be welcome, or a bigger screen at least. Lastly, considering the 533MHz processor and 1530MAh battery on board, I'd have expected a fast, responsive device with good battery life, but the X960 fails on both, being sluggish and quick to nag for a charge.

In conclusion, I find it hard to recommend the Acer X960 as the competition have been making better Windows Mobile smartphones than this for a while now. The X960 could've been good if it was released a few years ago, but it has stumbled into the party late, and isn't looking its best. Therefore, I give the Acer X960 a "Not Recommended" rating....

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Overall, the Acer X960 has a nice spec sheet and plenty of features. However, its usability just doesn't stack up against the competition, and it feels rather outdated by comparison. It's also not a serious business device, as typing out SMS and Emails on such a small touchscreen is tedious at best. A keypad would definitely be welcome, or a bigger screen at least. Lastly, considering the 533MHz processor and 1530MAh battery on board, I'd have expected a fast, responsive device with good battery life, but the X960 fails on both, being sluggish and quick to nag for a charge.

In conclusion, I find it hard to recommend the Acer X960 as the competition have been making better Windows Mobile smartphones than this for a while now. The X960 could've been good if it was released a few years ago, but it has stumbled into the party late, and isn't looking its best. Therefore, I give the Acer X960 a "Not Recommended" rating.

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CNET

Struggled to keep us tapping, thanks to a slow, confusing user interface and poor touchscreen

from CNET

Because of its sluggish touchscreen and poor UI, the Acer Tempo X960 seems dated and difficult to use. It can't compare to a phone like the slimmer, more elegant HTC Touch Diamond2, which also has Windows Mobile 6.1, a touchscreen, Wi-Fi and HSDPA, Opera Mini built in, and a much better -- althou...More

Because of its sluggish touchscreen and poor UI, the Acer Tempo X960 seems dated and difficult to use. It can't compare to a phone like the slimmer, more elegant HTC Touch Diamond2, which also has Windows Mobile 6.1, a touchscreen, Wi-Fi and HSDPA, Opera Mini built in, and a much better -- although still troublesome -- TouchFLO UI. The X960 is cheaper, but, if you're going to splurge out £360 for it SIM-free, we think it's worth pushing the boat out a little further.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 16, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

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Processor Samsung SC3 6400 533 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 256 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.32 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1530 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 240 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.9 x 1.4 cm (4.2 x 2.3 x 0.6 in)
Weight 132 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 480 x 640 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps Windows Media Player Mobile, Microsoft Office Mobile
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