While we wait for our first Acer Android Device our friends in Canada now have the Liquid E. this is second handset in Acer’s Liquid series and it looks almost identical its predecessor. There has been a few welcome additions, first of which is the Snapdragon processor. Like the original Liquid, the Liquid E CPU is also under clocked to 768, so you dont get to enjoy the full befits of the 1GHZ clock speed.
Another big change is the addition of Android 2.1 in favor of 1.6.now back to the similarities, it has a 3.5-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera, Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. There is also a microSD slot and an FM Radio that can be used when you plug in your headphones in the 3.5mm jack.
As stated in the Slashgear review, the phone is built pretty solid despite the fact that it is has a plastic case that tends to creak from time to time. Although we would’ve loved to see a few hard key on the face of the device, the touch sensitive keys are very responsive. Despite that it’s under clocked, it’s still pretty quick and you wouldn’t even know that it’s not running at the full 1GHZ unless someone told you.
The Liquid E doesn’t come with a custom UI, if you like regular Android you’re going to love this phone. Updates shouldn’t take long as it does with a custom UI but it’s still up to Acer and Rogers to push it out to you. Overall, this is a very capable device and faired pretty well in the review. If you’re in the market for a mid-range handset this may be the phone for you. Head over to Slashgear for the full review as well as a few videos of this handset in action.[via slashgear]