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Intel, Acer Announce Atom-powered Liquid C1 Smartphone

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New phone is powered by Intel Atom processor Z2420.

Intel and Acer have announced a new Atom-powered Android smartphone dubbed the Liquid C1. The device will utilize Intel’s latest mobile Intel Atom Z2420 chipset -- codenamed Lexington -- clocked at 1.2GHz.

It sports a 4.3-inch qHD screen and a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. An 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus is accompanied by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It'll support HSPA+ 3G, as well as boasting a battery that lasts for nine hours of 3G talk.

The Liquid C1 will retail for 9,990 baht, which is around $335. It'll be available sometime this month in Thailand, with a launch in other South Asian countries following. No details for a North American launch just yet.

Acer also announced the Liquid E1 smartphone, a mid-range handset powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor.

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    twelch82 , February 4, 2013 7:12 PM
    Not everybody knows what resolution qHD is, but maybe "qHD (540x960)" would have been a good way to put it.
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    pheroh , February 4, 2013 6:56 PM
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    It sports a 4.3-inch qHD screen and a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels

    Not to sound picky, but when you say qHD, it's by definition 540 x 960 resolution so no need for the "and a resolution...."
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    twelch82 , February 4, 2013 7:12 PM
    Not everybody knows what resolution qHD is, but maybe "qHD (540x960)" would have been a good way to put it.
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    WithoutWeakness , February 4, 2013 8:00 PM
    Should be a solid little device. The battery life isn't amazing but it's a budget-conscious phone. At almost $350 without a contract it's still overshadowed by the Nexus 4 (if you can find one in stock or don't mind waiting for it to get shipped). I wonder if it takes MicroSD cards. It'd be a nice selling point in that price range.
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    dalethepcman , February 4, 2013 8:02 PM
    The only good thing I can see about these phones (x86) is the possibility of installing windows 8 on them down the road.

    That being said, Thialand seems like an odd place for a product launch.
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    mavroxur , February 4, 2013 8:24 PM
    No 4G / LTE support? WTF?
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    tarzan2001 , February 4, 2013 8:54 PM
    mavroxurNo 4G / LTE support? WTF?

    They probably don't have much 4G/LTE support, if at all, in Thailand. If they release this phone in Europe or North America, perhaps they'll make a version that does support 4G/LTE.
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    sonofliberty08 , February 4, 2013 11:10 PM
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    Thailand seems like an odd place for a product launch.

    is not too odd, if they launch it at Greece rite now, than it will be an odd place......
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    ojas , February 5, 2013 10:11 AM
    dalethepcmanThat being said, Thialand seems like an odd place for a product launch.

    Why?
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    ron baker , April 8, 2013 5:51 PM
    SO TRUE