Acer Announces Liquid ‘e’ Smartphone Powered by Latest Android 2.1 OS

Acer has officially announced its next version of Liquid Smartphone dubbed Acer Liquid ‘e’ Smartphone that is powered by latest Android 2.1 mobile operating platform, combining cutting-edge technologies, software innovation and an ultra-fluid user interface to create an all-new mobile experience.

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Based on previously launched Acer LIQUID high-definition smartphone which indecently was the first phone in the market running Google Android platform to use Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, the new Acer Liquid ‘e’ handset is powered by Google’s latest Android 2.1 operating system while its predecessor ran on Android 1.6 OS.

The new Acer Liquid e with Android Eclair 2.1 features new home screen design version that 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.

In addition, a new Quick Contacts feature lets users easily switch between the address book and the social network applications and Live wallpapers are now available to customize Liquid e on the fly. In addition,  a new keyboard layout is now offered with an extended dictionary for predictive input.

Acer Liquid ‘e’ also offers an updated version of the Android 2.1 browser that supports HTML5, double-tap zooming, video tagging support and geo-location API support.

Aimed at users demanding outstanding multimedia, web browsing, social media integration and video streaming, the new Acer Liquid ‘e’ smartphone is powered by 768 MHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon Processor and comes with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB FLASH ROM with added support for microSD memory card allowing upto 32-GB storage. In addition, the handset features a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and an accelerometer for auto-rotation.

Powered by 1-GH Smapdragon processor (768 effective), the Acer LIQUID ‘e’ smartphone provides instant access to web pages, smooth streaming of videos or music , and instant response from popular mail, maps and search applications. The handset’s high-speed processing capability and high-speed internet access (HSPA) of Snapdragon brings to life the Google’s Android experience. And as in Google Android based handsets, the Liquid ‘e’ also features four buttons on the front offering functions such as Send, End, Back and Home.

The Acer Liquid ‘e’ smartphone comes equipped with 3.5-inch WVGA (800 × 480) Capacitive Touchscreen and it runs Google’s latest Android 2.1 dubbed ‘Eclair’ mobile operating system with Acer’s custom Spinlets user interface skin on top with easy access to entertainment and web bookmarks.  The smartphone has capacitive buttons for Home, Search, Back, and Menu options and it features several hardware buttons including Volume Up, Volume Down, Camera, and Power / Standby.

In addition, the Acer LIQUID ‘e’ smartphone comes with exclusive Spinlets applications that allows free streaming of worldwide music and video directly on handset, which can also be shared with friends and family through web-posting or e-mail. The handset also feature smart integration of popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Picasa and Flickr etc in the address book, with realtime notification of status or content updates.

Measuring 115 × 64 x 12.43 mm and weighing 165 gms with rechargeable batteries, the Android 2.1 powered Acer Liquid ‘e’ smartphone is GSM: Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz network ready and offers GPRS / EDGE: Class B, WiFi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED  network connection, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and has built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS and Google maps 3.0.

Just like any other Android powered phones, users can expect great integration with Google’s email, calendar, contacts and Google Maps and many other Google Apps in addition to rapidly growing collection of applications from the Android Marketplace.

In addition, Acer Liquid ‘e’ handset is equipped with 5.0 Megapixel camera offering geo-tagging, ISO, self-timer options and accelerated auto-focus and also feature Accelerometer and light sensor technologies, 3.5 mm audio out port, and 3D graphics support.

The Slim and stylish Acer LIQUID ‘e’ smartphone would be available in Red, Black and White colors and would come equipped with 1350 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides upto 6 hours of talktime. Acer has not disclosed the handset price or availability as yet.

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