Acer is going to launch its latest Android 2.2 based Acer Liquid Mini smartphone in India. This will be an entry level Android offering, competing directly with likes of LG Optimus One and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini.
The Mobile Indian has got the official word from the company about the launch. However, there is no indication on the exact pricing which is expected to be in the range of Rs 10,000-11,000.
One of the highlights of the phone is its design which has rounded top and bottom with generous chrome inserts. The phone will be 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 zoom function.
The Acer Liquid Mini will come with Android Froyo operating system, with Acer UI sitting on top it.
The phone is loaded with features like WiFi, 3G, A-GPS, FM Radio, Blutooth and 5 megapixel camera which records video with 480p resolution at 30 frames per second.
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 the Acer Iconia.