LG, NEC, HTC, and a host of other alphabetically rich manufacturers have already spilled the beans on their Mobile World Congress 2012 wares, and Acer has no intention of being left behind. Today they’ve announced the Liquid Glow, which we are assured is a smartphone (as opposed to a shampoo or a car wax). This decidedly mid-range phone has all the basic goodies crammed into a 3.7-inch form factor, with the notable addition of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.

The specification list is decidedly mid-range: in addition to the 3.7-inch screen, it’s got a 5MP rear camera and NFC capability built in. That’s all that Acer feels like sharing at the moment, but we’d guess that a 1.0Ghz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM are likely for the final release. The Acer Soul Glow Liquid Glow comes in three colors with matching themed accents: Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat’s-eye Black. Like a depressing majority of Android OEMs, it looks like Acer isn’t ready to abandon physical capacitive buttons just yet.

The Liquid Glow is aiming for a summer release (likely skipping the American market), but if you’re planning on being in Barcelona next week you can see it early. Acer has announced that it’ll be one of the many, many devices on display in Google’s Android pod at Mobile World Congress. Naturally we’ll be there as well, starting on Sunday with HTC’s conference and various press events – follow along at our MWC portal.