Acer Liquid Mini Passes FCC Approval, Coming to AT&T

We first saw the Acer Liquid budget smartphone last week at CES. Now the device has hit the FCC complete with bands ready for the AT&T network. The phone will sport a 2.3-inch HVGA display, 600MHz CPU, 512MB of RAM and will ship with stock Android 2.2. It passed the FCC with the proper 3G bands for use on AT&T's network, but this doesn't mean the carrier will sell the phone directly, and the phone may be soon sold unlocked. > Being advertised as a budget phone, it's specs are impressive when compared to other entry-level phones and the Liquid will be a decent options for anyone looking for a cheap vanilla Android device. [Via PocketNow]

Acer liquidmini hits UK from April 11 2011

Acer has announced the liquidmini, its latest Android smartphone. Running Android 2.2 on a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, the liquidmini has a 5-megapixel camera capable of 480p video recording, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and an FM radio. Power is from a 600MHz Qualcomm 7227 processor paired with 512MB of ROM and RAM. Storage is courtesy of a bundled 2GB microSD card, though the liquidmini will accept up to 32GB. It has dualband (900/2100) 3G and quadband GSM/EDGE. It'll go on sale in the UK on April 11, price tba [gallery] Press Release:
Acer liquidmini mini size, maxi posibilities 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 J! 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 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 CEO Speaks on Their Wait for Honeycomb, Google Chrome OS

Just before Thanksgiving there was a blast of announcements about tablets Acer would be releasing, all of them set to be released not upon announcement, like some companies I'm sure you can think of, but in the future when Android's Honeycomb OS is available. Speaking with the fine folks over at Mobilized (by Ina Friend), he let the world know that although they could, right now, release a slew of tablets with Froyo or soon Gingerbread, they've decided to hold back until the tablet-based OS is ready to go. He also noted that "when it comes to productivity," he sees "full-blown" Windows as everyone's best option, noting how their new dual-screen tablet will feature Windows 7.

Acer Android Smartphone Unveiled, Evolves Acer UI

While Acer was busy showing off their new tablet line-up, featuring an unknown version of Android under the hood, they took some time out of their busy announcement schedule to show off a brand new Android-based smartphone, too. The new phone, which still doesn't have a name quite yet, has plenty of features, both on the hardware front and the software inside, and it could indeed be one of the high-end devices that you look forward to next year.

Acer Reveals 10.1-inch Android Tablet

Today at Acer's Global Press Event they've revealed a 10.1-inch Android tablet. It will launch April 2011, have a 1GHz processor and Flash 10.1. They say it'll run "Google Android Tablet OS" and have an Acer user interface version 4.5. It'll have a 4 megapixel rear-facing camera and HDMI output (720p) with 1280 x 800 resolution.

Multiple Devices Revealed at Acer’s Global Press Conference [LIVEBLOGGING]

The stage today at the Acer live Global Event was a bit weird, a catwalk int he middle of the room, speakers standing in the center of everyone in a strange display. First out is an Acer executive that explains the catwalk with some talk about "beautiful people in beautiful clothes" (a fashion event?) and a wish that "hopefully today will be happy." Then it's time for the man, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci, who says "Today we are here to see what we want to do in terms of digital convergence." Epic stuff. Device announcements below!

Acer Liquid Metal gets official

Acer has officially launched the Liquid Metal, their latest Android smartphone.  Powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor, the Liquid Metal supports 14.4Mbps HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n and has a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and 720p HD video recording. There's also a 3.6-inch display, Dolby Surround sound support, Froyo 2.2 and DLNA/UPnP media streaming.  Acer load their own Breeze UI app and SocialJogger social network aggregator too.  The Acer Liquid Metal will be available in silver and brown priced at £299 ($475) in the UK; the brown will be available first from mid November with the silver arriving in early December. Press Release: Acer Liquid Metal: Pure technology combing power and style London, 29th October 2010 – The Acer Liquid Metal is the latest generation of Acer smartphones, featuring the best solutions currently available on the mobile market. Designed for all those who live a modern, dynamic, and fully integrated lifestyle, this is the perfect tool to meet the growing need to be connected anytime and anywhere. Thanks to extremely quick web surfing and an incomparable use of multimedia contents, these dreams become reality. When we speak about technological evolution, Acer is always one step ahead thanks to its proven capacity to translate the most sophisticated technological innovations into products that are easy to use. Moulding the most advanced technologies and integrating them into the latest smartphone is the logical consequence. Style and elegance characterise the soft, sinuous, and curvy design for the perfect grip. Liquid Metal is equipped with a rounded 3.6” display especially studied to grant a truly sensational visualization. The materials selected, like the stainless steel of the battery cover, are solid and resistant and the chrome trims give a sense of high quality for extreme tactile and visual pleasure. As in the entire Acer Liquid series, we find the LED signals on the upper part of the telephone notify the user of missed calls, the need to charge the battery, and new incoming messages clearly. Liquid Metal steps on the gas, ensuring higher speed in all activities, especially in navigating the web, thanks to the combination of: - the Qualcomm 7230 800 MHz process for lightning fast navigation - Android Froyo that responds at a speed 5 times faster than earlier versions - the new browser that enables you to open Internet pages more quickly, thanks to Flash support and the optimization of the JavaScript engine - Connectivity that is super fast both at home or while travelling, thanks to the WiFi n[1] and HSDPA 14.4Mbps[2] - with the multitouch function, resizing web pages, photos, or maps is easier than ever. Liquid Metal also brings the best multimedia experience and entertainment. - Record video in HD at 720p (30fps) and watch more high-resolution videos in Xvid format - Take photos with the 5MP A/F camera enhanced with LED flash, image stabilizer, and facial and smile recognition - Enjoy the thrilling audio brought by the Dolby Surround technology and customize the sound you hear with the EQ profiles and Dynamic Bass Boost. Liquid Metal shows its excellence not only in its style and power, but brings delightful user experience by the intuitive interface and software developed by Acer. - Breeze, the new Acer user interface was developed to manage applications even more easily. Information is visible even when the screen is locked; view the application history and quickly start up your most used appliations; customize your homescreen as you like it and re-arrange the way you access your favourite applications according to your own specific needs - Acer SocialJogger Application aggregates your Facebook and Twitter feeds, allowing you to surf through the updates with the trackwheel, receive updates directly through the dedicated widget on the homescreen, and comment or share directly from the user-friendly interface. Liquid Metal is transformed into a true wireless server for all your home devices through DLNA/UPnP technology. All the multimedia content memorized on the smartphone can be shared with your PC, TV or game console. Moreover, it is capable of providing your computer an Internet connection via USB. This is truly useful for travelling by train or when on vacation. The Acer EasyLink PC software is free of charge and even enables a protected Internet connection (https). Do you want even more? This smartphone of the latest generation can become a WiFi hotspot for all enabled devices, so as to connect them to the Internet via the Liquid Metal 3G connection. [1] With WiFi n, Liquid Metal is 10 times faster than previous devices 2 With HSDPA, Liquid Metal is 2 times faster than previous devices The Liquid Metal will be offered in two colours: silver and brown for a SRRP of £299 inc Vat. The brown will be available first from mid November with the silver arriving in early December.