Acer beTouch E400 is a quad-band GSM candybar. It runs Android 2.1 and is powered by 600MHz processor. Other features include 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.
Network technology - Referes to the kind of network technology used. Three major technologies are used today - TDMA, CDMA and GSM.
GSM - Global System for Mobile communications. A world standard for digital cellular communications using narrowband TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), which allows up to eight calls at a time on 800 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. Introduced in 1991. Is the standard most commonly used in Europe and Asia, but not in the United States. GSM phones use a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) smart card that contains user account information. Any GSM phone becomes immediately programmed after plugging in the SIM card, thus allowing GSM phones to be easily rented or borrowed. SIM cards can be programmed to display custom menus for personalized services.GSM provides a short messaging service (SMS) that enables text messages up to 160 characters in length to be sent to and from a GSM phone.
UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service, also called WCDMA, is a 3G (Third Generation) packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to 2 Mbps. It is based on GSM standard and is supported by major standards bodies and manufacturers
Data - Shows the particular phone's type of data. the major mobile phone data types are GPRS, CDMA2000 1xRTT, EDGE, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS, etc.
Global Roaming - Global Roaming is the convenience of having a mobile phone to make and receive calls, send and receive SMS while you travel overseas with your regular mobile number. Usually the Global phones support multiple frequencies like - 900/1800/1900 mhz.
Design - Phone design type
Form Factor - Refers to the form factor of a phone. The main handset designs are bar, clamshell, slide, swivel
Dimensions - Phone's dimensions
Weight - Phone's weight
Antenna - Refers to the type of the antenna. The major types are retractable, stub-retractable, stub-nonretractable, internal
Display - Phone's main display
Type - Refers to the type of the display. There are four major display types: Greyscale, Black&White, LCD:STN-color and LCD:TFT-color
Technology - Refers to the type of the color displays. There are five major types: LCD, TFT, TFD, STN and OLED
Size - Refers to the width and the height of the display
Type - Refers to the battery type. Three major battery typesare used: Li-Ion, Li-Polymer, Ni-MH
Capacity - Shows the battery capacity in mAh
Talk time - Maximum talk time in hours
Stand-by time - maximum Stand-by time in hours
Smart Phone - Phone that has capabilities, not usually associated with phones. Usually it has some of the above features: - Email, Web browsing - Personal information management - LAN connectivity etc
OS - Operating system, which is the software that enables and controls the basic operation of an electronic device. The major OS for mobile phones are UIQ over Symbian, Microsoft Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition, Microsoft Mobile for Smartphones, Linux, Palm
Camera - Camera specs
Type - Shows the type of the particular phone's camera: built-in immobile; built-in swivel or a separate accessory
Resolution - Shows the particular phone's camera resolution. The major mobile phone camera resolutions available are QCIF; CIF; VGA (640x480); 1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0 and 3.0 megapixels.
Music Player - Audio support such as MP3
Video Playback - Video support such as MPEG4
Internet Browsing - Capability to access special Internet sites using the mobile phone
Support - Capability to store scheduling and event information in the phone. Some phones also offer the ability to sound an alert or vibrate to remind of upcoming events
Support - Shows that the phone has an alarm, which can be set to go off
Support - An organized list of text items that can be entered into the phone to help the user remember and keep organized
Support - Text message, also called SMS (Short Message Service) is a short text messages, which can be sent and receieved by the particular phone
MMS - MMS - Multimedia Messaging Service - method of transmitting graphics, video clips, sound files and short text messages over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Predictive Text Input - Predictive Text Input is a intelligent software that make typing words easier on a mobile phone keypads. It uses a built in dictionaries. You press the numbers that carry the characters that you want to type only once, and the software tries to guess what word you are attempting to type.
Support - Shows whether the particular phone supports a Predictive Text Input or not
E-mail - Shows if the phone supports email features
Memory Expansion - Capability to add additional memory to your phone.
Slot Type - Shows what type of additional memory can be added to the particular phone. Eight major memory slot types are available: MMC, SD, CF, Memory Stick Duo, miniSD, RS MMC, TransFlash (microSD), Memory Stick Pro Duo
Bluetooth - Low power radio technology replacing the need for wires connecting electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, palm top computers and mobile phones.
Version - Shows the paricular phone's Bluetooth version
Wi-Fi - Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) - used radio waves (RF) or infrared signals to send and receive data over the air. Most popular WLAN solutions today is Wi-Fi (802.11b and 802.11g) standards. 801.11b provides data speeds of around 11mbps while 802.11g can go up to 54 mbps.
Computer synchronization - The phone's ability to synchronize its data with a computer application. The Synchronization involves the transfer of data from one device to a computer or vice versa.
Polyphonic ringtones - Old-style ringtones play one musical note at a time, whereas polyphonic ringtones play multiple notes, creating a fuller, richer and more realistic sound. At the same time, polyphonic ringer phones usually play multiple instruments and are equipped with better-sounding speakers.
Support - Shows whether the particular phone supports polyphonic ringtones or not
Supported formats - Shows any special features of the particular phone's polyphonic ringtones
Vibration Alert - Capability to vibrate when receiving calls
Speaker Phone - Allows the user to use the phone without holding it (can be placed at a short distance). This is a very useful feature, if you have to hold for a long time, or numerous people have to participate in the conversation.
Voice recording - The ability to store short notes(memos) in the memory of your phone.
Officially announced - Shows when is the particular phone officialy presented to the public
Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America