Acer has made their most recent smartphone release official, and because of the beautiful aluminum casing, it was appropriately dubbed, ‘Liquid Metal.’
The Liquid Metal should arrive as one of the most visually stunning smartphones on the market, and should immediately be contending with devices like the iPhone 4 and HTC HD7. In the company’s own words, “Style and elegance characterize the soft, sinuous, and curvy design for the perfect grip.” In a crowded Android lineup already available to consumers, the Liquid Metal needs something to separate itself from the bunch. Clearly, Acer has focused the bulk of its attention on the hardware itself.
It’s powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor, and it supports 14.4Mbps HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n, has a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, and 720p HD video recording. The Liquid Metal sports a 3.6-inch capacitive touch screen, and right above it is an LED flash. If you don’t like constantly checking your phone to see if you received any notifications, you will love the LED flash. Other specs include Dolby Surround sound support and DLNA/UPnP media streaming.
The software certainly isn’t lacking on the Liquid Metal. It will ship with the most recent version of Android, 2.2 Froyo, and Acer is including their very own Breeze UI app and SocialJogger social network aggregator too.
Acer is preparing to release a surge of Android devices following the release of the Liquid Metal. We can expect more smartphones, multiple tablets, and possibly a netbook or two from the company. Liquid Metal should be a good indicator of whether the rest of Acer’s lineup can effectively compete in what’s already a crowded market brand.
The Liquid Metal will be available in silver and brown priced at £299 ($475) in the UK. The brown will be available first from mid November and the silver is expected to follow in early December.
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