Acer Pushing the Cutting Edge in Android Phones

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The newly-unveiled Acer Liquid should raise some eyebrows — no other device running Google’s Android OS that has been announced so far will have its feature set, including a WVGA display and 1 GHz processor.

Despite today’s official unveiling, Acer did not reveal many details on this upcoming smartphone.  Aside from the fact that it will debut with Android 1.6, and the aforementioned screen resolution and processor, little else is known.

Acer LiquidThe Liquid will definitely have HSPA mobile broadband, which means it will be a GSM phone. A mention of geo-tagging strongly suggests a GPS receiver.

In its announcement, the company is playing up the advantages of Google’s Android, and tie-ins to a wide variety of social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa, and Flickr.

Acer Liquid = Acer A1?
The Liquid appears that it might be the official name for the model code-named the Acer A1, and quite a bit of information about this device has slipped out. There’s room for doubt, though, as the official image that accompanied today’s announcement doesn’t match the earlier pictures of the A1.

If the two have the same specifications, the Liquid will be a quad-band GSM phone with tri-band (850, 1900, 2100 MHz) HSPA running a 7.2 Mbps. It will also have Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with stereo support, and a GPS receiver.

In addition, this smartphone is going to have a 5 MPx camera with auto-focus, a microSD memory card slot, a 3.5 mm headset jack, and a 1,350 mAh battery.

Acer did not reveal when it will release this smartphone, and the price for the Acer Liquid is equally unknown.

This announcement took place in Europe, which is logical, as so far this company has focused most of its efforts on this region and Asia.

Source: Acer



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