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Acer Liquid Gets First Walkthrough

acer-liquid-1It is indeed a small world (enjoy: that song makes me want to kill myself) but its still big enough to screw us out of one-on-one time with the first Acer Android Phone, dubbed the A1 on the Acer Liquid line of phones. Lucky for us the folks at CNET UK got their hands on it for an extended period of time.

To summarize what they learned from their hands-on adventure:

  • Slightly customized version of Android including social networking features and home screen widgets. Think MOTO BLUR.
  • Lots of custom clocks – yippee for time!
  • Snapdragon did its name right, loading things up in a beastly snap
  • WVGA Screen displayed YouTube vids quite brilliantly
  • Home/Back/Menu/Search buttons are touch sensitive
  • Not fingerprint friendly
  • Very thin… only 12mm thick/thin
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Custom music player widget

Props to Flora Graham and the folks at CNET for getting this up so quickly, make sure to visit them for the full story.

Continue reading on the Acer A1 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Brian

    What will the price be? What carrier is it going on? Would it work on t-mobile USA?

  • Matt

    Anyone know if this is coming to the states?

  • Ryan

    That is one sexy looking phone!

  • webby

    Show me snapdragon with physical keyboard … then maybe Princess G1 gets dumped, not until.

  • Brian

    What? No video? I really want to know if it’s screen is OLED or not.

  • http://www.twitter.com/the_real_newman @the_real_newman

    if that phone had an OLED,snapdragon and 4g capability it would be 500-600, if not more, on contract pretty much guaranteed.

  • Vlad

    Hey guys, just an idea. How about getting a QR code beside the YouTube videos, so those whose access blocked at work could quickly watch them on our supercool phones ;)

  • meh

    other sites are saying it’s a 728mhz processor not a 1ghz :(

    this kinda puts a damper on our relationship, acer. i thought we were meant to be

  • Jon W

    After seeing this, I thought I might need to wait. I am on the verge of pulling the trigger on the Hero… What carrier? If it’s only on TMo then it’s no good as I don’t have TMo 3G here and there’s no word on when that will actually happen. Right now, it’s either the Sholes or the Hero… Will this even be out soon?

  • David M.

    3.8 inch screen whoo hooo … well according to the C-net review.

  • Paul

    @Matt: “Anyone know if this is coming to the states?”

    None of the good phones are coming to the states. At least, not before Q4 2010.

    …Sorry for the pessimism, I’m a bit angry at my contract at the moment.

  • AM

    Dance With Shadows is listing more specs for this device. I wonder how accurate they are?

    Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250
    3.5 “WVGA (800 × 480) Capacitive Touchscreen Display
    256 MB SDRAM / 512 MB FLASH
    Messaging: MMS, SMS
    WLAN: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
    Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
    HSDPA Category 8/ HSUPA Category 5 /UMTS (2100/1900/900 Mhz) EU
    HSDPA Category 8/ HSUPA Category 5 /UMTS (2100/1900/850 Mhz) US
    GSM: Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    GPRS/EDGE Class B
    Integrated A-GPS
    5 megapixel camera with autofocus
    Accelerometer
    Light sensor
    3.5mm headphone jack
    Capacitive buttons: Home, Search, Back, Menu
    Hardware buttons: Volume Up, Volume Down, Camera, Power / Standby
    Battery: Lithium Polymer rechargeable with 1.350 mAh capacity
    Talk time: Up to 5 hours for WCDMA / Up to 6 hours for GSM

    http://www.dancewithshadows.com/tech/acer-liquid-a1-photo-and-specifications/