Acer brings out cut-down Liquid Android handset

Taiwanese computer manufacture Acer has launched an abridged version of their flagship Android Liquid Metal mobile phone – in the liquidmini.

The new Acer liquid-mini handset is a lesser version of the Liquid device, in much the same way as the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is a cut down Xperia X10.

The SE models have a noticeable screen size difference, with a 4-inch display on the X10 and a 2.6-inch screen on the Mini version – where the Acer Liquid Metal has a 3.6-inch display and the liquidmini has a 3.2-inch screen, which is much less of a wild difference.

Acer’s liquidmini only carries a HVGA resolution, with the larger screen Liquid model supporting a WVGA display – although both still have capacitive touch screens.

The processing power has been reduced to 600Mhz, where the other handset runs from an 800Mhz processor where they are both driven by the Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 OS.

The camera on the handset is 5 megapixel, the same one featured on the Acer Liquid – with that very model containing a built in flash and with the ability to record video in HD, both of which are missing from the liquidmini.

Acer’s new handset was first aired at Las Vegas’ CES, in a wide variety of colours that is a first for the Liquid series where the liquidmini is expected on the shelves during April.

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