Acer beTouch E210 Launches At CES

Acer has unveiled its new smartphone, the beTouch E210 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Perhaps in hope of attracting fans of both Android and BlackBerry, or those undecided between the two, the device both runs Google’s operating system and distinctly resembles a Blackberry handset.

The beTouch E210 features a 2.6-inch display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, an FM radio, Bluetooth, WiFi and Android 2.2 Froyo, as well as both a touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard interface.

“It is designed specifically for people who want to join the fantastic world of the touchscreen phone without giving up the convenience of a conventional keypad, Under the 2.6″ screen a full QWERTY keypad. The well-spaced keys permit maximum ergonomics to ensure precise typing,” Acer said in a statement.

Acer has yet to announce any prices for the handset, although the new phone will arrive in the UK from 11 March.