The launch date may have been a little off, but at least the report that an Acer Android phone being in the works wasn’t completely false. The renowned PC makers has just officially announced first Android offering is called the Acer Liquid (formerly known as the Acer A1).
It boasts of a WVGA 800x480 capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera complete with geo-tagging, ISO and self timer, and HSPA connectivity. It will run on the latest Android 1.6 Donut OS and actually has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor under the hood contrary to what was leaked by Expansys a couple of weeks ago. On the software side, the Acer Liquid will come with an exclusive Spinlets app which provides free worldwide music and video streaming that can be shared via web posts and email. It also features smart integration of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa and Flickr in the address book accompanied by realtime updates. The full press release can be found here.
Still no word on its other specs, but nonetheless, this looks like a pretty decent appetizer for the main course. Let’s just hope that Acer won’t keep us waiting for another 6 months before they formally roll out the Liquid to the public.