Expansys has announced that it will be the exclusive supplier of the Acer Stream Android smartphone in the UK. Priced at £399.99 ($610) including tax, and set to go on sale come August 3rd, the Acer Stream takes on the Google Nexus One with a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera (with autofocus but no flash) and an HDMI output. There's also the usual mixture of triband 900/1900/2100 HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS, along with DLNA media sharing, 2GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. The Stream can record 720p HD video at 30fps, and is powered by Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset. OS is Android 2.1, and it's available to preorder now. [Thanks Tony!]
7-inch Android tablet will get a larger sibling device, a 10-inch version, according to notebook sources speaking to DigiTimes. Both units will run Android 2.2 - complete with Adobe Flash support - on ARM chipsets, and be focused on multimedia use; that will allow Acer to continue to push their own dedicated ereader products (shown below) with minimal overlap. The two Android tablets will each have integrated 3G connectivity, and Acer is tipped to be in discussion with carriers with regards not just the data backbone but marketing the products. That could indicate subsidized pricing when they each arrive in Q4 2010.
Acer has outed its latest two Android smartphones, the beTouch E120 and beTouch E130, though disappointingly they both run Android 1.6 Donut. The Acer beTouch E120 has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen while the Acer beTouch E130 has a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen and a QWERTY keybaord; both have a 3.2-megapixel camera, dualband 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. There's also a microSD card slot, GPS, an FM radio, accelerometer and digital compass, together with the usual suite of Google apps. We're not expecting dramatic performance, however, thanks to the 416MHz processor. The beTouch E120 will drop in mid-July 2010, while the beTouch E130 will follow in August 2010. No word on pricing at this stage. [gallery] Press Release: Two new ways to say Android: Acer beTouch E120 and beTouch E130 London, 15th June 2010 – Trendy, youthful, and attractive, the Acer beTouch line now has two new models that feature the freedom and excitement guaranteed by the Android operating system. Acer beTouch E120 and beTouch E130 are intended for those who want to get their hands on the best technologies, but without having to compromise their individuality. Whether you are a traditionalist or always on the cutting edge, the beTouch line can satisfy your smartphone cravings! The renewed Acer beTouch line integrates all the main Google Applications: • Enjoy real access to the Internet through the Android browser for an easy zoom control, bookmarking, and multiple pages opening; • Discover all types of useful applications: check the latest videos from your friends on YouTube, find your way around and where your friends are thanks to Google Maps coupled with Latitude, comfortably check your emails with the Android email application • Android Market with 20,000 applications for limitless personalisation. In addition to easy messaging, pictures, music & radio, the beTouch E120 and the beTouchE130 offer a full set of features: Including 3G+, high speed browing and download (HSDPA), WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS pre-installed. And to make them the perfect companions, they also feature a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, for quick and easy shooting of unexpected moments, and a Radio FM to never miss a bit of your favorite shows even when you’re on the move. The 1500 mAh battery will allow you to keep up with long hours of web surfing, calls with friends and listning to music. For music and social network addicts, there just had to be Acer Spinlets for music streaming and UrFooz for SN aggregation. Acer beTouch E120 Beautiful to look at, easy to use The beTouch E120 is a device that combines a 2.8” touchscreen with 5-way navi key for incomparable usability. Ideal for beginners just getting into the world of intelligent phones and looking for a “smartphone experience” at an affordable price. Its compact for meet the needs of those who want a good-looking product to make a positive impression, but that at the same time is easy to use. Navigating the menus will be easy and fun thanks to the intuitive user interface, while the widgets enable you the utmost personalisation. Thanks to integrated Facebook and Twidroid applications, you will have your community in your pocket and at your fingertips, because beTouch E120 never leaves you alone. And with the slot for the MicroSD card (up to 32GB), the space you need to archive multimedia content like music, photos, and videos is multiplied, so you never have to give up anything! It will be available in black or white from mid July 2010. Acer beTouch E130 The perfect combination of tradition and innovation The beTouch E130 stands out for its thin format and sophisticated design. An example of style and functionality: compact, linear, and professional. Even its dimensions are convenient - at just 11.5mm and 109 gr, it is perfect for practically any pocket. Conceived for those who want to enter the fantastic world of touchscreens but without giving up on the convenience of a traditional keyboard. In fact, under the 2.6” screen, the beTouch E130 hides a full QWERTY keyboard. The keys have been sized and positioned to allow maximum comfort, guaranteeing precision in typing: texting, or writing emails will be even easier and faster. Browsing will be fast and fluid: the beTouch E130 is the perfect device to manage professional and personal email accounts at the same time with readable attachments. It’s compatible with all popular email services as well as Microsoft Exchange servers (through Roadsync). And to be always updated it offers the possibility to synchronize your contacts to the web (through Google Contact Sync). Packed with Facebook, Twidroid and Google applications it will assure users to easily post and share their messages, pictures or music to the web. It will be available in black or white from August 2010.
Acer have outed a new version of their Liquid E Android smartphone, a special-edition Ferrari themed handset that comes preloaded with various car-themed content. Most obvious is the new, red finish - complete with a microphone hole redesigned to look like an air intake inlet - but there's also a special five-pane Ferrari wallpaper too. Beyond that it's the same Acer Liquid E as we've seen before, which means a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen and 5-megapixel autofocus camera. Acer have also developed a matching Bluetooth headset, just in case you want to make sure you're Ferrari branded at all times. No word on pricing or specific availability, but Acer say press samples will be out in July so we're guessing retail won't be long after that. Press Release: Acer moves up a gear with the Liquid E Ferrari special edition smartphone Acer Liquid E Ferrari special edition is the most exclusive smartphone in the world, dedicated to those who refuse to settle for mere perfection and demand something extra from their technological devices: passion, cutting-edge technology, performance, and above all, exclusive features! Passionate, like the red of its livery, Sophistication, expression of the utmost perfection, High performance, like the finnest race cars, Exclusive, like a tailor-made suit, and Fully-equipped, like a luxurious object: these ingredients make the Acer Liquid E Ferrari special edition utterly unique and in a class of its own. Created from a pure racing soul, the Acer Liquid E Ferrari special edition combines powerful performance with design excellence. It is not merely a luxurious smartphone or status symbol; it is an object with nothing was left to chance, where obsessive attention to detail ensures its owner a uniquely rare experience. Above all, it flaunts a bold yet elegant design: the glossy red casing with chrome trim makes it a true pleasure for the eyes. The front is dominated by a spacious 3.5", hi-resolution capacitive touchscreen, while the back sports the legendary “Scuderia Ferrari” shield with details in carbon fibre, while the redesigned microphone recalls the “air intake inlet”, lending it a powerful look to keep it in pole position. Acer has completely personalised the user interface, thereby allowing fans of the Rossa to have the thrill of the Gran Premio always at their fingertips: _The Ferrari wallpaper brightens up the 5-page home page for total immersion into the roaring world of Formula 1. _Stunning images and videos are always at your fingertips. _A special set of ringtones allows you to personalise your phone with the inimitable sweet music of the Ferrari engine. Do you always want to flaunt the best? Here is the coolest headset ever to be produced. Bearing the Ferrari brand name, it is small and compact to fit any ear perfectly. In just a few centimetres this object concentrates advanced technologies for perfect reception anywhere, anytime. In fact, it was designed to eliminate outside noise and ensure incomparable clarity. Moreover, it features technology that cancels echos and automatically regulates volume for perfect communications - always. Protect your Acer Ferrari Liquid E special edition with the ultra chic Ferrari case and safeguard it from shocks and dust. The high-quality material makes this luxury accessory a pleasure for the eye and touch. “A Ferrari is not just about speed. It is an expression of beauty, power, excitement, pleasure and natural excellence” comments Gianpiero Morbello, Acer Vice President, Marketing and Brand. “From the original concept to the finished product the new smartphone was conceived down to the finest details with the idea of giving a stronger sense of belonging to all Ferrari fans.”