Acer beTouch E210 and Acer liquidmini hands-on

February 14, 2011
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Acer's big play in the Android smartphone space at MWC 2011 is the Iconia Smart, but the company also has a couple of more affordable handsets for those not wanting the widescreen TV experience. The Acer beTouch E210 slaps a reasonably tactile little QWERTY keyboard under a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, with an optical trackpad in-between, while the Acer liquidmini loses the keyboard but has a bigger, 3.2-inch touchscreen.

The E210 is a reasonable little phone, though the screen is significantly recessed behind the touch layer. It also proved somewhat tricky to control, with Froyo's lock-screen taking a few attempts to swipe open. As for the liquidmini, that's compact in length but surprisingly thick, though we had better luck with the touchscreen responsiveness.

Both devices will be out imminently in the European market; pricing tba.


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