Acer on Thursday announced a pair of budget-friendly Android phones set to launch in the U.K. later this year. Distant cousin of the Liquid Metal, the liquidmini touts a 3.2-inch 480 x 320-pixel touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera, a 600MHz processor and the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. The beTouch E210 features a full QWERTY keypad beneath a 2.6-inch 320 x 240-pixel touchscreen display. It also sports Froyo, a 418MHz processor, a 3.2-megapixel camera and an inferiority complex. Both of these phones will launch in the second quarter and while pricing hasn’t yet been announced, expect them to be free on contract. Hit the break for both of Acer’s press releases.
mini size, maxi posibilities [sic]
CES Las Vegas, January 6th 2011 – For those loving subtle curves, chrome details and soft touch casing, Acer liquidmini packs maximum smartphone possibilities into minimum size.
Small, compact and extremely stylish, liquidmini is available in a wide range of colors – jet silver, royal blue, piano black, lime green and light pink – to let users choose the one that fits their personality best.
The subtle curves of liquidmini meet the beautiful chrome edges, wrapped in a soft touch casing shaped to fit your hand perfectly. You will be amazed to discover so many features into this charming Android smartphone.
The liquidmini sports a high quality multi-touch display that allows you to truly experience rich content on your smartphone. Flick through your photo gallery, pinch and zoom in on that smile or swipe around web pages, the liquidmini is simply a pleasure to use. Touch it, swipe it, love it.
The Acer liquidmini boasts Android Froyo operating system to work in harmony with its sleek hardware. The clever and classy Acer UI sits on top of it all to give you speed and productivity to get things done quickly and in style. Allowing smart access to wireless options, music player and sound profiles, Acer has eliminated need to dive into a number of menus letting you to use your smartphone in the simplest way. Your liquidmini comes with the full-featured Google suite of applications including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Navigation and Google Talk. Search on the market for more innovative apps from Google and other developers: there are over 100.000 apps and games in the Android Market!
Listen to your whole music library thanks to the expandable memory card slot; tune into your favorite radio station and even enjoy quality videos effortlessly on your liquidmini.
Fancy something extraordinary? You have YouTube in the palm of your hand displayed beautifully on the 3.2″ screen: search, discover, smile :)!
Snap a memory with 5 megapixels of clarity and treasure it for years to come. One-click sharing allows you to upload your pictures and movies to Facebook, YouTube and Flickr with ease.
Catch up with what’s going on in your world with just one glance at Acer’s SocialJogger app, seamlessly integrating your Facebook and Twitter accounts into one handy feed ready to read, like and comment. SocialJogger allows to create groups & filters, so feeds from the friends & family who are most important to you stand out.
Keep up to date with your work life on your liquidmini thanks to DocumentsToGo® and RoadSync®. View and edit popular office files (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF) and send them through your work email with support for Microsoft Exchange. Everything you need to connect is all ready on the liquidmini out of the box. And with the high-speed data connection and fast browser, you can surf the web and find what you need in no time.
The liquidmini is DLNA certified, which means you can enjoy content from your computer on your phone. You can even play the part of DJ / cinema-buff by streaming music and video to a DLNA television and browse & play back the multi-media content stored on your liquidmini to your TV or PC, through the integrated Acer clear.fi media sharing system. No wires, no hassle, just play.
Mini in size, maxi in possibilities liquidmini can do everything in a tinier and cool design and will be available in the UK from April 11, pricing TBA.
Acer beTouch E210
the best way to be dynamic in business and social
CES Las Vegas, January 6th 2011 – The Acer beTouch range, easily recognisable with its attractive devices, now includes a new model, the Acer beTouch E210.
Its thin shape and refined design characterised by a rounded body – forever-perfect grip – make it the perfect smartphone for people who want to work and have fun. It is an example of style and practicality: compact, linear and professional. In a convenient small size: only 116 mm and 110 g.
The beTouch E210 is one of only a handful of smartphones to combine a touchscreen, a Full QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad with the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. It is designed specifically for people who want to join the fantastic world of the touchscreen phone without giving up the convenience of a conventional keypad. Under the 2.6″ screen a full QWERTY keypad. The well-spaced keys permit maximum ergonomics to ensure precise typing.
The Acer beTouch E210 is the best choice for:
Write and check your personal or office mails in push mode, chat with friends on instant messaging via Google Talk, SMS/MMS presented in IM-like conversational style.
Share your status, places, web links, news, pictures, videos in the way you like. One click on ubiquitous Share button and share on your Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube immediately.
With Android browser you can view all web pages, not just mobile websites. Use optical trackpad to scroll fast through pages and HSDPA/WiFi to download pages rapidly at home or on the go.
The redesigned keyboard allows instant access to contacts and the camera, and users can also assign their favorite messaging app to the bottom –right shortcut key.
As well as making it easy to send messages, view photos and listen to music and the radio, the beTouch E210 offers top quality technical features: 3G+, HSDPA (high speed navigation and downloading), WiFi, integrated GPS and Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.2 megapixel digital camera and an FM Radio with RDS. The 1300 mAh battery guarantees plenty of hours of work and fun in total freedom.
Available in light silver and shiny black, the E210 will be available in the UK from March 11, pricing TBA.