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Acer Announces Liquid E1, Liquid Z2 Smartphones

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Low and mid range devices launching in Europe.

Acer has announced two new additions to its smartphone lineup with the Android-powered Liquid E1 and Z2.

The Liquid E1 is a mid range device that has a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen and an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. It's powered by a dual-core 1 GHz CPU, has 1 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and a 1,760 mAh battery. Although 3G HSPA was integrated instead of LTE support, a model that is compatible with dual SIM cards will be available.

The Liquid Z2, meanwhile, is an entry level smartphone that features a 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) display. It's powered by a 1 GHz CPU and 512 MB of RAM, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed. It'll be available with either a 3-megapixel or 5-megapixel camera, accompanied by a 1,300 mAh battery. The camera offers a continuous shooting mode, which supports up to 99 shots. The device will also come in a variant that supports dual SIM cards.

The Liquid E1 and Z2 will both feature GPS, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and an FM radio. It'll launch throughout Europe sometime during 2013, although release dates have yet to be revealed. Acer will announce details on availability and price at a later date.

 

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    HideOut , March 3, 2013 8:13 AM
    If it has no LTE clearly its not a US bound device. If so its a waste of plastic.
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    soundping , March 3, 2013 10:44 AM
    There's a lot of phones with that level of hardware now. It will be a hard sell unless it's cheap.
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    tunaman7787 , March 3, 2013 10:55 AM
    So how are those Acer tablets? Are they as good as the Galaxy Tab line?
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    tydalwave , March 3, 2013 2:51 PM
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    If it has no LTE clearly its not a US bound device. If so its a waste of plastic.

    Seriously dude? Did you not read the article? How about the title that says "Low and midrange devices launching in Europe"

    Right when I get through an online article that thankfully has no errors, I see posts like yours that bring me back down to reality...
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    Bloob , March 3, 2013 5:09 PM
    If there is one thing I've learned with my experience on computers and displays, it's to stay away from acer.
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    brickman , March 3, 2013 6:38 PM
    Why did I read Acer announces liquid cooled Z2 smartphone. damn dyslexia :p 
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    monkeymonk , March 4, 2013 2:29 AM
    I read the title and thought it was something about waterproofing phones. I waterproofing was more common :/  I am disappoint
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    alvine , March 4, 2013 10:49 AM
    Misleading title I read liquid cooled phones too xD
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    g00fysmiley , March 4, 2013 11:55 AM
    monkeymonkI read the title and thought it was something about waterproofing phones. I waterproofing was more common I am disappoint



    i also read this and was pretty excited, i wish mroe phones would make an effort of waterproof, living in fl we can get sudden downpours and heavy winds off the coast results in what we locally call"sideways raid" umbrellas are less than useless in it and evertyign on you including your electronics get soaked. basically you just have to carry ziplock bags or have a otterbox type waterproof box to throw your phone in, would love no not have to worry abotu this but nobody makes a good highend waterproof phone