French tech site GPS&Co have recently uploaded a hands-on video of Acer’s first Android powered handset, the Acer Liquid.
The Acer Liquid Android phone will include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz chipset, and will launch with the Android 1.6 Donut update (according to Acer the handset will receive the 2.0 update at a later date) included.
From what we’ve seen of the handset the Acer Liquid won’t include a custom UI, and other than the multimedia carousel and browser favourites mod there doesn’t look to be any major customization either.
The Acer Liquid A1 features an 800 x 480 WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, along with a 5 mega-pixel camera, 512Mb ROM, 256MB RAM, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR+AD2P, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA and will be available in a choice of three colors – white, red, and black.
The Acer Liquid also bolsters a set of unique features developed by Acer and its partners:
- Improved power management to help achieve longer battery autonomy for intense users;
- A new user interface with easy access to entertainment and web bookmarks;
- An optimized camera with geo-tagging, ISO, self-timer options and accelerated auto-focus performance;
- Exclusive Spinlets™ application providing free streaming of worldwide music and video, that can be shared with friends and family through web-posting or e-mail;
- Smart integration of Facebook™, Twitter™, Youtube™, Picasa™ and Flickr™ in the address book, with realtime notification of status or content updates.
The Acer Liquid white will be available in early December in France, with the red model following in January. The handset will retail at around €350.