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Acer Liquid Metal Phone Becomes Solid Reality

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Acer Liquid Metal Phone Becomes Solid Reality

The latest in the Acer Liquid line has been unveiled as the Liquid Metal and it’s pretty competitive in terms of looks, specs and price.

First up, Acer looks to have removed the large surround that afflicted the previous model and has come up with a slicker looking device, and the useful LED status indicators at the top are still present.

Android 2.2 Froyo is installed out of the box and Acer said it has enhanced it with Breeze – a system that enables users to see phone status even when the handset is locked. Acer SocialJogger meanwhile will aggregate your Facebook and Twitter feeds and let you scroll through them via the trackwheel.

There’s an 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor powering it all and the 3.6in display offers 480 x 800 resolution. The 5-megapixel camera will handle 720p video at 30 frames per second and it is also equipped with an LED flash, facial and smile recognition and an image stabilizer. Audio is also enhanced with the presence of Dolby Surround and Dynamic Bass Boost.

Acer said users would also get faster browsing courtesy of HSDPA 14.4Mbps support and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The phone will be offered in either brown or silver and will be available from mid-November and early December respectively. Best of all it will go for £299, which seems pretty competitive for what you get.

Keithe6e

October 29, 2010, 6:18 pm

Why does Acer have to stick it's stupid logo on the front, be fine on the back of the phone. It's like TV's were there constantly advertising to you I'm a Panasonic/Sony/LG blah blah, I know you are, I bought you for crying out load. grrr.

LetsGo

October 29, 2010, 7:46 pm

That is a nice high end Android Phone, the price is also very competitive. I wonder what the UI skin is like (can we have a review please).

Ryan131

October 29, 2010, 8:08 pm

Lovely chassis.

Martin Daler

October 29, 2010, 10:52 pm

maybe compare it against the Motorola Defy, which is also £299. Only 2.1 Android, but it has other features in compensation, like durability.


But don't let any of this get in the way of reviewing the Nikon D7000 (hint).

Kieran

October 30, 2010, 4:58 pm

So it's only in Silver and Brown despite its advertised as Black?

Gk.pm

October 31, 2010, 4:42 pm

Interesting name given that Apple just recently purchased Liquidmetal Technologies and is rumoured to use it in next iGadgets.





Nothing like throwing in a bit of confusion into the marketplace.

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