Acer Unveils Liquid S1 Phablet Before Computex Kicks Off

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Acer Liquid S1Acer has announced its latest device ahead of the official start of Computex tomorrow, unveiling the Liquid S1 smartphone, which the company touts as a device for both professionals and adventurers.

The Liquid S1 is a mid-tier Android device with a 5.7-inch screen, making it a certified phablet and marking the first time Acer has entered into this market. The touchscreen display has a 720p HD resolution. The device runs on a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, has an eight megapixel rear-facing camera and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Acer has added a host of pre-loaded software to the device including the Float user interface, which allows for multitasking and a Voice Unlock feature, which lets users launch apps using voice activation software.

According to Acer, the Liquid S1 will be released sometime in the third quarter of 2013 in various European countries for a price of 349 euros, or about $454, and will be available in both white and black. There’s no word yet on if or when the device will make its way to the U.S, but stay tuned for our hands-on preview of the device that’s coming later today.

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