As per our earlier report, Acer has launched its latest Android 2.2 based Acer Liquid Mini smartphone in India. This is an entry level Android offering that competes directly with likes of LG Optimus One and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini.
One of the highlights of the phone is its design, which has rounded top and bottom with generous chrome inserts. The phone is available in a wide range of colours including jet silver, royal blue, piano black, lime green and light pink.
The screen is a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with 360×640 pixel resolution and features ‘pinch to zoom’ function.
The Liquid Mini comes with the Acer user interface. It also gets GPS and A-GPS support, along with a 5MP camera, WiFi b/g with DLNA and WiFi hotspot technology, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP, stereo FM radio with RDS, and a 1,300 mAh Lithium-ion battery that is rated to deliver up to 400 hours of standby time, and, up to eight hours of talktime. It comes with a document viewer onboard as well.
The only major drawback of the phone is its processor which at 600MHz (600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset) is not really fast.
However, it is at par with its competition at the price point of close to Rs 11,000.
Acer will also launch another smartphone with Android operating system, the name of which has not been disclosed. However, it is expected to be called as the Acer Iconia.