Friday, 17 August 2012

Acer Announces 3 New Smartphones

The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Acer, best known for tablets, laptops and gorgeous looking ultrabooks, is getting ready to take on the lucrative smartphone market with the launch of an Android-powered handset called Liquid Gallant Solo.

Last night Acer announced some surprising news, most significantly, the arrival of the Liquid Gallant Solo, or E350. It already has a user guide, which can be seen here,  Acer Liquid Gallant Solo user Guide.

The Gallant Solo is a single-SIM model of the dual-SIM Gallant Duo, both devices feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Solo will have a a 4.3in qHD LCD display, 5-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It lacks power in the engine room with just a single-core 1GHz processor, but the handset's modest specifications are likely to be reflected by a reasonable price.

Next we have the Acer Liquid Glow. This was announced long ago at the Mobile World Congress in February, the handset has finally made its way to UK shelves. Again, affordability is a major selling point with a SIM-free model now going for £147.99. The phone features the same Android version, processor and camera specs as the Solo but has a smaller 3.7in, 480 x 800 screen.
Acer Liquid Glow

Last but by no means least is a higher-end Acer mobile also appeared on Expansys yesterday. The Cloud Mobile (CM) is listed at £284.99 for a SIM-free handset, with a projected on-sale date of 5 September presented by the site, IFA springs to mind. Specs are as follows, a dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, an 8MP camera and, 4.3in 1,280 x 720 display running the ubiquitous Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Acer Cloud Mobile

Let us know what you think, should Acer stick to making Laptops? 

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