Acer Liquid Metal Android Powered Smartphone Launched in India

Acer has today without much fanfare launched in India its brand new stylish Acer Liquid Metal (aks Acer Liquid Mt) Smartphone that is powered by 2nd generation Qualcomm 800 MHz Snapdragon processor and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system with 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 was the first phone in the market running Google Android platform to use Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, the new Acer Liquid Metal Smartphone is powered by Google’s latest Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (while its predecessor ran on Android v1.6 or v2.1 OS) and includes Acer’s Breeze version 4.0 touchscreen user interface.

The new Acer Liquid Metal smartphone with Android Froyo 2.2 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 smartphone on the fly. In addition,  a new keyboard layout is now offered with an extended dictionary for predictive input.

Acer Liquid Metal also offers an updated version of the Android 2.2 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 Metal (aks Acer Liquid Mt) Smartphone is powered by 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7230 Snapdragon Processor with Adreno 205 graphics chipset and comes with 512 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 800 MHz Smapdragon processor (768 effective), the Acer LIQUID Metal 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 Metal smartphone has 3.6-inch WVGA (800 × 480) Capacitive Touchscreen and it runs Google’s latest Android 2.2 dubbed ‘FroYo’ mobile operating system with Acer’s custom Breeze v4.0 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 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 × 63 x 13.5 mm and weighing 135 gms, the Android powered Acer Liquid Metal smartphone is quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and tri-band 3G HSDPA 850/1900/2100 MHz network ready device and offers GPRS, EDGE, WiFi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN network connection, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR/A2DP connection, and has built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS and Google Maps.

The Android powered Acer Liquid Metal includes audio player that featuring Dolby surround audio supporting MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC audio files, video player that supports XviD, and MP4 video files and is equipped with active noise cancellation technology for clear voice calls.

Like all 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 Metal smartphone includes 5.0 Megapixel camera offering LED flash, geo-tagging, ISO, self-timer options and accelerated auto-focus with video recording in 720p HD @ 30fps. Though there is no secondary front-facing digital camera for video calling the handset also feature Accelerometer and light sensor technologies, 3.5 mm audio out port, and 3D graphics support.

The Slim and stylish Acer Liquid Metal smartphone is available in single silver color and come equipped with powerful 1500 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides upto 11 hours of talktime on 2G and 450 hrs of stand by time on 2G network.

Price and Availability

The new Acer Liquid Metal Android powered smartphone is already available in India for about Rs. 20,900 with one year warranty.