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Acer Liquid Express Features NFC

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Acer Liquid Express Features NFC

Acer is bigging-up the NFC feature of its latest smartphone, the Liquid Express, by rolling out some new superheroes to tell us all about the phone's features including Flash Lightning and Miss Connected.

The Liquid Express is a 3.5in smartphone running Android 2.3 and featuring a Qualcomm 7227 processor running at 800MHz. It will come with a five megapixel camera.

While NFC technology has been around for some time, it has so far not been widely adopted but Acer, in collaboration with Orange and T-Mobile, promise “to make these new services widely accessible thanks to an affordable and easy-to-use smartphone.”

The phone is available from Orange for free on a £20.50-a-month, two year contract, or also free on a £15.24-a-month on a two year T-Mobile contract. Acer also confirmed that all future smartphones will come with NFC technology.

“Even if contactless technology has only just started spreading across the UK, it is important for the customer to take into account future need when choosing a new model. In a few months’ time quite a number of smartphone users, whose new smartphones don’t include NFC functionality, will have to change their mobile in order to benefit from this new technology,” says Allen Burnes, Vice-President of Acer’s THBG division.

However if you don’t believe Mr. Burnes, then Acer has recruited three superheroes (like Flash Lightning above) to tell you just what this phone can do and you can see their rather embarrassing videos below as well as here and here.

Is an NFC chip a feature of a smartphone which you think is important? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Acer

Guy 1

November 29, 2011, 7:17 pm

HUH?

Super-Heroin Feeling? Liquid? Is acer selling drugs or a mobile phone?

Stupid.

Alazarin

December 19, 2011, 4:14 am

I got an Acer Liquid Express on the &#16310.21 deal from T-Mobile. First impressions are: 1] Abysmal battery life. I have to charge it up twice a day! 2] Google maps only seems to work accurately when I connect via Wi-Fi on my home network. Otherwise it's only accurate to 600 metres at best [set to 3G only]. If I set the phone to select 2G /3G automatically the Maps accuracy drops to 900 metres. Even my old Samsung Tocco Lite could manage 600 matres accuracy on 2G only. Other than that it's a pretty spiffy phone. The deal and price point is good for me. My favourite apps are Google Sky Map and SkEye which are both amazingly accurate and informative for identirying the stars, planets and constellations in the night sky. Just point it up into the sk and it'll tell you what you're looking at. The battery life and GPS / Maps issue are real showstoppers though.

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