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.
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