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Acer launches Liquid Metal Smartphone

Taiwanese manufacturer Acer has released a brand new Android handset, the Liquid Metal, one which is aimed at the mainstream market and therefore carries a fairly reasonable pricetag.

At £299, the device - which will come in brown and silver - will be facing the Acer Liquid E, which shares quite a few features with the Liquid Metal. The latter runs on a Qualcomm MSM7230 processor clocked at 800Mhz and a 3.6-inch capacitive touchscreen.

There's also 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 5-megapixel camera with AF and LED flash, image stabiliser, facial and smile recognition as well as Dolby Surround technology compatibility, Acer's own custom UI (called Breeze) and a Social Jogger application which is basically a social aggregator (think Timescape or Motoblur).

The press release sent to us doesn't mention the screen resolution (probably 800x480 pixels), how much RAM it has, whether it has onboard storage or where it will be sold when it arrives in early December.

We're not sure whether the Acer Liquid Metal is a direct replacement for the Liquid E (opens in new tab) but given that the latter is available in white, black and red and with Android OS 2.1, we suspect that it might actually completement it nicely.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.