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Acer Announces Acer Liquid e

Only a few months after releasing its first cell phone in the Liquid series, the Acer Liquid A1, comes the next phone of that series, the Acer Liquid e.

The new mobile phone that was just announced today sports several interesting improvements over the Liquid A1.

The most prominent change is the Android 2.1 operating system. Most other features of the new phone are similar to those from the Liquid A1 including the underclocked Snapdragon cpu, the WVGA screen, battery life, memory, connectivity and camera.

Acer Liquid e Socialize in high definition

Barcelona, 15-18 february 2010 – Acer is proud to present Liquid e, the new version of the already well known Liquid smartphone.

Acer Liquid e features the latest Android™ 2.1 Operating System (aka Éclair). Building on the processing and graphical capabilities of the Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ and its high definition screen, Liquid e is the state-of-the-art for multimedia, web browsing, and social media integration. It should thrill both avid users of internet on-the-go and new users eager to experience the rich possibilities offered by this innovative device.

This appealing high definition smartphone is the ideal solution for users demanding the best from their devices and in particular for high-definition video playback or streaming, gaming and browsing smoothly rich-content internet sites.

Acer Liquid E

What’s new on Liquid e with Android Éclair 2.1:

  • Home screens – The new version now handles five home screens by default, allowing users to easily install more applications from the rich selection available on the Android Market, as well as shortcuts and widgets;
  • Quick Contacts – a feature that lets users easily switch between the address book and the social network applications;
  • Live wallpapers to customize your Liquid e on the fly;
  • A new keyboard layout with an extended dictionary for predictive input;
  • An updated version of the Android browser, supporting HTML5, double-tap zooming, video tagging support and geo-location API support.

With its 3.5″ high-definition capacitive touch screen, Acer Liquid e offers an unparalleled experience when watching pictures or videos, and proposes an abundance of new applications on Android™ Smart Handhelds – games, professional applications and web applets that will enrich the end user experience.

Powered by the powerful Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ processor, Acer Liquid e provides instant access to web pages, smooth streaming of videos or music, and instant response from popular mail, maps and search applications. The high-speed processing capabilities and high-speed internet access (HSPA) of Snapdragon™ brings to life the Android™ experience: no idle-time, almost instant uploads of web pages and downloads of rich multimedia content. The developer community can now take full advantage of these capabilities to bring to market innovative applications that demand raw computing power and superior handling of 3D graphics.

Official Acer Response To Android 2.0 Support And Other Questions

We have created a list of questions that had yet to be answered by Acer about their debut Acer Liquid A1 smartphone. The questions addressed several “unknown” factors about the cell phone that potential customers wanted to know before making a purchase. Our contact at Acer sat down with us and answered all of the questions that we had. Below are the most pressing matters and their official answers by an Acer representative:

The Acer Liquid has launched in the UK and some other European countries. Is there a list of release dates available? When will it for instance hit the US and Canada?

I am unable to give a precise date for release in the US & Canada but it is likely to be within the first 3 months of 2010.

Will there be carriers that offer the phone?

Not at present, likely to be in 2010 though.

The phone ships with Android 1.6, will it be possible to upgrade to Android 2

his is not planned at present.

Is the screen multi-touch capable?

This will depend on the Android system, with Android 1.6 it isn’t possible.

Is there a tethering option?

There is no tethering option

Does the phone support FM radio?

The phone does not support FM radio.

Is Flash for web browsing integrated?

Flash for web browsing is not integrated.

There you have it from an official source. There are currently no plans up provide Android Liquid A1 owners with an upgrade to Android 2.0. This does not mean that this is not going to happen though but if it is going to happen it will be not in the coming months, that is for sure.