Apr 29th, 2014

While today’s Acer event was focused on the launch of two new low-cost 7-inch Iconia tablets, the company teased the audience with a look at two other devices being eyed for a summer launch. The Liquid Leap smartwatch — Acer’s first — would have been enough to keep us intrigued, but we also got our first look at the new Acer Liquid J.

While not much information was revealed about the handset, it is expected to be a competitively-priced midrange smartphone with an emphasis on ergonomic aesthetics. The device is said to feature no flat surfaces or sharp angle, instead showing off ample curves that should fit comfortably enough in the hand. About the only spec we can nail down from the presentation is a 5-inch display.

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From the brief glimpse, the Liquid J shows some potential, especially considering the fact that plans are to bundle the phone with the Liquid Leap in order to deliver a solid one-two punch of Android power. Unfortunately, what might be the only functioning model in the world was only shown from afar and we didn’t get an opportunity to get some one-on-one time with the device.

Acer is planning a June launch for the new pair of devices, but details on exact availability and specific pricing are not available at this time. The picture should come into focus as the summer months near.

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