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Android enthusiasts have been watching the Windows Mobile powered HTC HD2 information emerge with lust in their hearts but their wallets firmly in their pockets. By all indications, the 1 GHz Snapdragon is rapidly becoming the smartphone processor of the power user. Acer is going to […]

acer_liquid_android_snapdragon_smartphoneAndroid enthusiasts have been watching the Windows Mobile powered HTC HD2 information emerge with lust in their hearts but their wallets firmly in their pockets. By all indications, the 1 GHz Snapdragon is rapidly becoming the smartphone processor of the power user. Acer is going to make it all better with the Liquid Android phone.

The Acer Liquid has a big screen running at 800×480 and a Snapdragon processor driving Android onboard. It’s the tasty Donut (1.6) version of Android, too. Acer promises to add all sorts of their own magic to the Android mix on the Liquid:

  • Improved power management to help achieve longer battery autonomy for intense users;
  • A new user interface with easy access to entertainment and web bookmarks;
  • An optimized camera with geo-tagging, ISO, self-timer options and accelerated auto-focus performance;
  • Exclusive Spinlets™ application providing free streaming of worldwide music and video, that can be shared with friends and family through web-posting or e-mail;
  • Smart integration of Facebook™, Twitter™, Youtube™, Picasa™ and Flickr™ in the address book, with realtime notification of status or content updates.

(via engadget)

  1. I had been looking forward to the Leo/HD2, but with word that the phone will be going to T-Mobile, I am looking more at Android. As a Google user, I am hopeful that the native integration can get me away from having to pay for Exchange service and still keep all my contact data current. (never had much luck with Google Sync on WM) Looks like this is my new object of lust for now.

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    1. I wouldn’t get too excited just yet. If Acer’s “enhancements” are anything like what they’ve done to WinMo6.5 on the Snapdragon-equipped NeoTouch then you’d be better off avoiding this. Check out PocketNow’s scathing review at http://pocketnow.com/review/acer-neotouch-s200-f1.

      If you really want Android then wait for HTC’s Dragon. It’s going to have similar specs to the HD2 but will run Android with Sense UI.

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