Acer’s first batch of smartphones, the Tempo line, weren't as impressive as we hoped it would be. Fortunately though, it seems that they were just saving most of the good stuff for a later model which they formally announced last October as the Acer Liquid.


Today, that particular Acer handset has just been spotted over at the FCC, and based on its records, will most likely be joining the iPhone on AT&T in the US. This Snapdragon-powered touchscreen phone has been approved with AT&T 3G (850/1900MHz) which more or less guarantees that it will debut on the US carrier. Unless, of course, they decide to release it as an unlocked and unsubsidized phone in the country. Some of its other notable features that make this Acer handset worth looking forward to is a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, WiFi, GPS, and Android 1.6 operating system.

We still don’t have an idea when the Acer Liquid will actually be released in the US, but given that its just a few more weeks before 2009 is officially over, it’s probably safe to assume that it'll hit the scene sometime in early 2010.