Acer Brings Android 2.1 To Liquid E Smartphone

Acer's a growing force in the booming smartphone market, and while it doesn't yet have a huge footprint in the United States, cranking out phones like this can't hurt. Just a few months after the Liquid A1 was announced, the Liquid e is being introduced in order to keep up with the rapid pace of technological innovation. Where the A1 used Android 1.6, the new Liquid e comes equipped with the latest and greatest version of Google's mobile OS: Android 2.1 (Éclair).

This new phone still maintains the sleek, touch screen-based design and comes with a 768MHz Qualcomm 8250 Snapdragon processor, 512MB of ROM, 256MB of RAM, a 5MP Autofocus camera, QVGA movie recording and a spacious 3.5" WVGA display. There's also 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPU, a micro-SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor and four main hard keys (Home, Search, Back, Menu).

Android 2.1 brings about a few new things that the A1 missed out on, including new home screens, quick contacts, live wallpapers, a new keyboard layout and an updated web browser. There's also 3G support and 3D grapics, but there's no mention of a price or release date quite yet. But something tells us that it'll be ready for Europe first given that it was announced at Mobile World Congress in Spain.

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.

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.