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Acer Liquid MT is now available through Rogers for $49.99 with a 3-year contract

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As much as US consumers have been itching to see any one of Acer’s Android powered devices making landfall, Canada is once again in plain sight of the manufacturer’s latest device.

Starting today, Rogers customers can get situated with the Acer Liquid MT for the 3-year contract price of $49.99. Needless to say that it’s one lengthy agreement you’ll have to get by with, but for those that don’t fancy the extended time, they can pick up the Liquid MT for $249.99 with a 2-year agreement, $349.99 for a 1-year one, or shell out an acceptable $399.99 for a no-contract one.

This Android 2.2 powered device has some decent specs under its belt and should provide owners all the rich amenities of the platform. Specifically, it features a 3.6” WVGA (480 x 800) capacitive touchscreen, 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a microSD card slot.

source: Rogers via MobileSyrup

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Acer beTouch E140 comes with a touch of Froyo

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Acer is stepping up its smartphone presence with another Froyo treated device and this time it is the low-end 2.8-inch Acer beTouch E140. The smartphone is expected to hit European markets around Christmas, but it is yet unclear whether it will come to the US.

The handset was spotted recently in Italy and is expected to cost around $260 for retail customers. The Acer beTouch E140 offers an almost full connectivity bundle with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and HSDPA/HSUPA is also on board so you can surf the web at 3G speeds. This is a low-end device and at such a price the 600MHz and the 2.8-inch QVGA display are no surprise.

Designwise, the beTouch E140 resembles closely Acer’s previous model in the lineup, the beTouch E120. Judging by the similarity, we are to settle with a resistive touchscreen on the E140 as well. The new handset will face some serious competition by the 3-inch LG Optimus One.

source: Unwired View

Acer beTouch E140 comes with a touch of Froyo
Acer beTouch E140 comes with a touch of Froyo

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Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City

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Readying itself for an all out blitzkrieg assault straight into the heart of the tablet market, Acer didn’t waste any time in making some movement in this competitive space as they unveiled their line of upcoming tablets in an event in New York City. Rather than sticking to one specific form factor or platform, Acer intends to encompass a wide array of demographics with its tablets – thus offering solutions for just about anyone. Even though we’re beginning to see a rash of manufacturers diving head first into this evolving category, it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity and usability for Acer to win over consumers – even more now than ever when innovation will quickly catapult anyone into the limelight.

Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City

In all honesty, the event was more of an official unveiling for the Acer ICONIA tablet which sports an interesting looking form to the tablet space. The new concept device employs a 14” form factor which manages to pack in a unique dual-screen layout that enables you to navigate and interact with it using a variety of touch based gestures. It features two 14” HD displays which packs a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels protected by Gorilla Glass, 3G connectivity, HDMI out port, Intel Core i5 processor, and Dolby Home Theater v3 audio. At a first glance, it definitely stands out as being something quite original, but the feeling quickly subsides as it slowly becomes more of a novelty. You can pull up the virtual on-screen keyboard by simply resting your palms on the bottom display like you would on an ordinary laptop. Naturally, it seems like it’ll take some adjusting to get a feel for the strictly touch keyboard; which sadly lacks any haptic feedback. Additionally, it appears that there are also other input options available to the user – such as handwriting recognition. At its core, you’re going to be presented with the usual Windows 7 experience, much like any other computer out on the market – but there are some elements that utilizes the dual-screens to its advantage; like media playback.

Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City

Dual-screen Acer ICONIA.

Furthermore, Acer showed off yet another Windows 7 tablet, but this time, it resorts to being simply your traditional giant slab. Measuring in with a 10.1” display, it’ll offer all of the in-depth functionality you’d expect out of a Windows 7 tablet, but it can essentially become like any other notebook with an optional keyboard dock which of course, enhances the user experience. Unfortunately, Acer has yet to officially grace any of the other tablets, aside from the ICONIA, with a proper model name – but this one is simply being referred to as the 10” Windows 7 tablet from Acer. Other features include a next-gen AMD platform, two 1.3-megapixel cameras, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity. This one is slated for a February 2011 release, but pricing has yet to be made known.

Moving on to the Android side of things, the very first one we managed to check out was the 10.1” model that looks to be the most compelling of the bunch due to its high-end specs and crafty design. Surprisingly, its aluminum casing radiates all the subtle touches that any tablet requires to be garnered with a premium feel. It features a 10.1” capacitive touchscreen with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, dual-core 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, HD front-facing camera, HDMI out, and it will offer the latest version of Android when it becomes available in April 2011. Stunning design from what we saw, but it’ll be interesting to see how it functions seeing that the prototype unit we saw isn’t quite polished on the software side.

Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City

Acer’s upcoming 10.1″ Android powered tablet.

Next up in Acer’s line of Android powered tablets is a 7” model which boasts some powerful specs under its shell that surely won’t disappoint anyone. Unfortunately, the only thing we were able to scope was a non-functioning mock unit that provided us a sense of how it looks and feels. That aside, it’s still looking to be a decent offering seeing that it will feature a 7” touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, Qualcomm dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Dolby Mobile Technology, Wi-Fi, 3G, and DLNA support. If you’re looking forward to this one, expect to see it come to market some time in April 2011.

Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City

Acer’s upcoming 7″ Android powered tablet.

Finally, Acer showed off their new smartphone which closely brushes the fine lines of being a tablet – due to its larger sized display over ones seen on other smartphones. Sizing up with a 4.8” widescreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 480, it’ll find itself alongside current devices like the Dell Streak – which offers consumers the flexibility of being more mobile. In fact, we like its metallic looking chassis that once again exudes a premium feel. Additionally, it’ll feature a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera,Flash 10.1 support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and six-axis motion sensing.

Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City
Acer unveils its line of tablet offerings in New York City

Acer’s upcoming 4.8″ smartphone.

As of right now, it’s fairly difficult to judge Acer’s line of tablets since all of them, except for the Acer ICONIA, are still in the process of being developed. Naturally, the reason why most of the Android powered tablets weren’t functioning is because of Acer’s commitment in offering a true tablet platform from Google; as opposed to throwing on the current mobile experience. Finally, Acer didn’t mention any pricing for the tablets, but if they are looking at the current conditions in the market, they’ll undoubtedly need to come up with something compelling to capture the hearts and minds of consumers.

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Acer Liquid Metal, a tablet, and a curiosly long Android smartphone leak in Thailand

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The Acer Liquid Metal made a cameo appearance in the summer, in all its aluminum-clad casing and Android 2.2 for an operating system. The handset will feature a 3.6″ LCD display with 480×800 pixels of resolution, 512MB RAM/ROM, and Bluetooth 3.0 plus Dolby Mobile speakers to boot.

A camera of unknown resolution can be seen on the back, along with an LED flash. It is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 that is present on the T-Mobile G2, which means very good graphics already. The CPU is clocked at 800MHz here as well, instead of 1GHz, to prolong battery life.

The other leaked Android gadget is a tablet, but there are no official (or any other) details yet about it, except that it will be a nine- or ten-incher, and might be available come January. What got our attention here, though, is the third device – an elongated slab, running Froyo, and with what might be a Xenon flash on the back. What do you think about this form factor?

via MobileReview

Acer Liquid Metal, a tablet, and a curiosly long Android smartphone leak in Thailand
Acer Liquid Metal, a tablet, and a curiosly long Android smartphone leak in Thailand
Acer Liquid Metal, a tablet, and a curiosly long Android smartphone leak in Thailand

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Acer Liquid Metal to bring brushed aluminum looks to Android lovers

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Acer is no stranger recently to high-end multimedia optimized Android phones with sophisticated looks, as it proved with the Liquid A1 and the Stream. The company seems to continue exploring that niche, if one leak on a Russian blog that reveals an upcoming Acer Liquid Metal device, is to be believed. Didn’t Apple just buy a company with that name recently, and can it sue? Kidding aside, the original Acer Liquid was the company’s first Android device, and now it is making the move to Android 2.2 with quite a distinctive industrial design.

The handset is certainly a looker with its mostly aluminum casing, and should feature a 3.6″ LCD display with 480×800 pixels of resolution. The system memory is decent at 512MB RAM/ROM, but Acer also throws in Bluetooth 3.0, and Dolby Mobile speakers. A camera of undisclosed resolution can be seen on the back, along with an LED flash. It is supposed to be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 that is present on the T-Mobile G2, which means graphics capabilities will be up there with today’s best. The CPU is again clocked at 800MHz, instead of 1GHz, like on the G2, to enhance the battery endurance. Not a dealbreaker, as the performance of the updated Scorpion core is on par with the current 1GHz Snapdragon.

The Russian source says that only the back and edges will be metal, while the front will stay plastic, most probably to allow better reception. The Acer Liquid Metal will be offered in two color combos, but where, and at what price, remains to be announced.

source: Habrahabr via AndroidAndMe

Acer Liquid Metal to bring brushed aluminum looks to Android lovers Acer Liquid Metal to bring brushed aluminum looks to Android lovers
Acer Liquid Metal to bring brushed aluminum looks to Android lovers Acer Liquid Metal to bring brushed aluminum looks to Android lovers

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Acer Liquid A1 moves up the ladder with Eclair now in tow

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01Regarded as being a sleeper hit by some, Acer was able to assert themselves as a decent Android handset manufacturer after they released the Acer Liquid A1 and its eventual successor; the Acer Liquid e. Although the Liquid e substantially managed to tangle with some of the heavy hitters in the Android world, it clearly boasted Android 2.1 over its predecessor – leaving the Liquid A1 somewhat in the dust. Despite having to wait out a lengthy period of time, Acer Liquid A1 owners are probably going to be ecstatic to know that Android 2.1 Eclair has found its way onto the handset – at the same time, slowly dwindling Android’s fragmentation. Consumes can now still gravitate towards this handset now that it’s pretty much on the same page with most other contemporary offerings out there in the market.
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Acer beTouch E120 also makes an appearance at Computex

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05Earlier today we got treated to a decent BlackBerry like Android smartphone out of Computex in the form of the Acer beTouch E130, but this time around we’re seeing yet another model that’s a bit more traditional. The Acer beTouch E120 noticeably has more real estate for its touchscreen seeing that it doesn’t pack on the portrait QWERTY keyboard seen on the beTouch E130. In addition, the E120 features a 2.8” resistive touchscreen, Android 1.6, 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi-, GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a ST Ericsson 416MHz processor – quite similar in terms of specs with the beTouch E130 obviously. Between the two so far, one can easily see how the E130 can attract more people with its rare form factor seen on Android as opposed to the usual line of slate devices we constantly witness. Although some may be bummed by the use of a resistive touchscreen, hopefully its price point will be adjusted to compensate for its siding for the old school technology.
source: Acer via Phandroid

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Acer beTouch E130 brings the portrait QWERTY love to Android

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02Complete slate devices have been the most dominant form factors we’ve seen with most Android smartphones with the occasional landscape QWERTY designs being popular as well. However, there is a clear lack of portrait QWERTY devices that are quite prevalent among RIM’s line of BlackBerry smartphones, but Acer may have a solution to appease those interested in that specific look. The Acer beTouch E130 was recently snapped up and captured on video during Computex 2010 packing an attractive look that’s sure to be eye catching among Android users. Undeniably its portrait style QWERTY donned in white perfectly accents its exterior, but there’s plenty to love with the handset even though it’s running Android 1.6 Donut as opposed to some of the most recent builds. The Acer beTouch E130 features a 2.6” QVGA touchscreen, optical navigation pad, 3G, Wi-Fi, 3.2-megapixel camera, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, ST Ericsson CPU running at 416MHz, and microSD card support for up to 32GB. Despite packing support for North American 3G (850/1900 MHz), there is no word regarding its availability or pricing.
via Unwired View

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Acer Liquid E Ferrari Edition races its way to being an exclusive Android smartphone

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02Being graced with the Ferrari branding is quite an impressive feat in itself, but the Acer Liquid E Ferrari Edition is going to be the first Android powered handset to get the ubiquitous title of being first.  The aptly named device may have an affinity for the need for speed, but its hardware specs under the hood is somewhat unchanged from the regular Acer Liquid E – it features a WVGA touchscreen, Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 5-megapixel shooter. However, the slick red paint job can quickly be associated to Ferrari while the bold logo found on the back solidifies its stature as a smartphone that can possess the branding. In addition, it’ll pack on exclusive content which includes things like wallpapers, videos, and some ringtones that “allows you to personalize your phone with the inimitable sweet music of the Ferrari engine.” As we’d expect that there are going to be some die-hard enthusiasts looking forward to this Ferrari branded Android phone, there is no word yet on its pricing, but it’s expected to be launched some time soon.
source: Acer via Unwired View

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Acer’s Android powered tablet is looking at a Q4 launch?

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03We’ve been hearing a lot of things regarding Android powered smartphones from Acer, but now we’re beginning to see the faint beginnings of their foray into the tablet world. Just like how we see the Android army continue its assault in the cell phone market, they’re slowly amassing an army as well for the tablet sector. There was a recent press event held in Beijing by Acer where their CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, unveiled their 7” Android powered tablet. Their stance in joining the tablet game definitely changed as they witnessed their Android handsets becoming prevalent in the market – so it would make sense for them to jump aboard and attack the market with their own Android tablet as well. Although specs and information surrounding the device was at a minimum, Lanci did hint to a fourth quarter release with the possibility of some carriers taking part – which would mean that it would probably come packed with a 3G modem inside.
via Android Authority

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