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Acer reveals Liquid E3, Liquid Z4 smartphones shipping to Europe

02/20, 7:24am

Value Android devices include rear-mounted camera button

Acer has unveiled a pair of budget Android smartphones heading to Europe in the coming months, following on from the earlier Liquid Z3 and Liquid E2. The Liquid E3 offers a 4.7-inch IPS in an 8.9mm-thick (0.35 inches) case and a 2-megapixel front camera with LED flash, while the Liquid Z4 houses a smaller 4-inch display, with both offering a rear-mounted AcerRapid button to take images even if the screen is turned off.

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Acer shows Android-powered Iconia A3, Liquid S2, all-in-one at IFA

09/02, 10:52am

Liquid S2 boasts 4K video recording on rear, 1080p video on front

Acer has revealed three new Android devices it will be showing off at IFA this week, alongside extra options for current tablets. The Iconia A3, complete with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800 IPS LED display, is accompanied by a 24-inch all-in-one for desktops, the 6-inch Liquid S2 smartphone, and new color choices for the Iconia A1 and Iconia B1 tablets.

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Acer prepares budget Liquid Z3 for mid-August European launch

08/05, 8:10am

Low-cost Liquid Z3 offers dual-SIM option, Android 4.2 installed

Acer has launched the latest budget device in its Liquid smartphone line. The low-cost Liquid Z3 provides a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, though it is thought not to be a high-resolution panel, along with a dual-core 1GHz processor from an unnamed manufacturer, and 4GB of storage packed into a relatively lightweight 120-gram (4.2-ounce) case.

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Acer shows 8.1-inch Iconia W3 Windows tablet, 5.7-inch Liquid S1

06/03, 7:18am

Iconia W3 first tablet to use relaxed Microsoft Windows 8 requirements

Acer has used Computex to reveal a new Windows 8 tablet and an Android smartphone. The previously leaked Iconia W3 is the first in the world to take advantage of Microsoft's relaxed Windows 8 tablet requirements by using an 8.1-inch display, while the Liquid S1 continues the Liquid range of mobile phones and is the first "phablet" from the company.

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Acer Liquid E2 revealed for European launch in mid-May

04/24, 1:24pm

Retains most of design from predecessor Liquid E1

Acer has unveiled a follow-up to the Liquid E1 smartphone, revealed earlier this year. The Liquid E2 retains the same general appearance of its predecessor, though its 4.5-inch screen is a qHD IPS display, its processor is bumped upwards from a dual-core 1GHz processor to a 1.2GHz quad-core version, but keeps the same 1GB of RAM.

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Acer launches mid-range Liquid E1, budget Z2 in Europe

02/20, 6:34am

Budget offering includes dual-SIM, camera options

Acer has released details relating to the European rollout of two smartphones. The mid-range Liquid E1, launched last month, and the entry-level Liquid Z2 will both be made available in Europe at the same time, with France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine being the first to receive it, followed by the UK, Italy, and Russia.

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Acer continues mid-range smartphone line with Liquid E1

01/25, 9:19am

Uses dual-core 1Ghz processor, 4.5-inch qHD screen

A new mid-specification smartphone in the Acer Liquid line has surfaced, this time with a 4.5-inch, 540x960 IPS display. The Liquid E1 follows on from the Liquid E and Liquid Glow, but this time runs on Android 4.1.1 and has an improved specifications list compared to previous models, though it falls short of competing with other flagship models.

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Hands-on: Acer's CloudMobile and Liquid Glow with Android 4

02/28, 10:35am

Acer CloudMobile and LiquidGlow get our tests

Acer had a much more subdued presence at Mobile World Congress this year, having spent most of its energy at CES. However, it did have two new smartphones to show in Barcelona, and arguably some of its best devices yet. Read through for hands-on time with the CloudMobile and Liquid Glow.

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Acer Liquid Glow to help define budget Android 4.0

02/24, 8:45am

Liquid Glow is Acer's second MWC phone

Acer has followed up the CloudMobile with a second smartphone due at Mobile World Congress. The Liquid Glow will carry Acer's lightly skinned version of Android 4.0, but with a more modest 3.7-inch display. The newer, curvier design will be its own highlight, with colors such as Alpine White and Sakura Pink on the back that will be matched to the display at the front.

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Acer intros Liquid Express with Android 2.3, NFC

11/28, 12:30pm

Acer Liquid Express revives budget Android focus

Acer started off the week by launching a new budget Android phone. The Liquid Express revives the 3.5-inch formula seen in the Liquid Metal and even shares its 800MHz Snapdragon and five-megapixel camera, but adds NFC for short-range payments and tag sharing. The company has teamed up with Cityzi to take advantage of tags both for virtual cash as well as for travel info and reviews.

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Briefly: Acer Liquid Metal review

03/12, 9:35pm

Our review of the Acer Liquid Metal

Acer is still a relative newcomer to smartphones, but it's shown signs of evolving quickly. The Liquid Metal (also known as the Liquid MT) is an example of that with better build quality, 14.4Mbps 3G and a radically revamped software suite. We'll find out if it's genuinely better, or if a solid formula has been spoiled, in our Liquid Metal review.

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Acer Liquid Mini gains FCC approval

01/13, 4:40am

Rogers likely to carry Liquid Mini

Acer unveiled several new devices at CES last week, among them the Acer Liquid Mini E310. This week, Acer’s latest Android 2.2 device gained FCC approval although it is not entirely certain which carrier will land the phone. Rogers Canada is a likely candidate as it already sells the Liquid E.

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Acer Liquid Metal official with 14.4Mbps 3G, new Snapdragon

10/29, 9:05am

Acer unveils Liquid Metal in UK first

Acer officially launched the Liquid Metal, its true sequel to the Liquid E. The new Android phone focuses on speed first and has support for 14.4Mbps, HSPA-based 3G on networks that support it. It also upgrades to the same 800MHz MSM7230 Snapdragon found in the T-Mobile G2 and Desire Z.

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Acer Liquid Metal confirmed for late October

09/13, 9:30am

Acer Liquid Metal made semi-official

Acer today confirmed the existence of the Liquid Metal and gave it a launch schedule. A representative told Electricpig that the Android 2.2 phone is now slated to reach at least the UK by the end of October. The firm declined to confirm either the hardware details or pricing.

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Acer Liquid Stream smartphone set for August 9 launch

07/26, 9:30pm

Handset first arriving in the UK

Acer's Liquid Stream smartphone is scheduled to be launched in the UK on August 9, according to a listing for the UK electronics retailer Expansys. The device, which first appeared in May, features a 1GHz Snapdragon powering Android 2.1. The UI is presented on a 3.7-inch OLED touchscreen with 800x480 resolution.

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Review: Acer Liquid E

06/20, 5:40pm

Acer 50-dollar Android phone reviewed

Acer is still very much a newcomer to the smartphone arena, but it has been quickly gaining the same reputation it has with computers: cheap but powerful devices for those who like the speed but not the usual price tag. The Liquid E is perhaps the most tempting example: Android 2.1 plus a Snapdragon chip in one of the cheapest contract smartphones should be a promise of success. We'll learn in our Liquid E review if it proves to be a potent cocktail for challenging rivals or if it's sacrificing too much to reach its goals.

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Acer shows 7-inch Android tablet, e-readers and 720p phone

05/27, 7:55am

Acer CEO shows mystery entry into tablet wars

Acer used a broad product launch today to reveal a surprise entry into the tablet arena. CEO Gianfranco Lanci briefly demonstrated a 7-inch tablet running Android and with a hardware keyboard underneath. He didn't provide any other details of the device in question but said it would ship in the fall and hinted that it would have 3G and sell through carriers with a subsidized price.

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Acer Liquid stream due in fall with 720p, US 3G

05/25, 2:25pm

Acer Liquid stream to get HD due in October

Acer's next Android flagship was detailed in earnest today thanks to an FCC approval and leaks. The Liquid stream S110 would get a more advanced 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture. It's still expected to run Android 2.1, but it may upgrade to 2.2 or later depending on Acer's release schedule.

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Rogers near launching Quench, Liquid e, social plans

04/29, 6:30pm

Rogers Social View app to hit new Android phones

Rogers today through a series of hints showed it was on the verge of launching not just new smartphones but new plans to match. Both an article for the company's in-house URMagazine and a leak have shown that the Canadian carrier is finally nearing the launch of the Acer Liquid e. The handset will be Rogers' first Android 2.1 device and also one of its best, with a 768MHz Snapdragon, a 3.5-inch 480x800 screen, 720p video playback and a 5-megapixel camera as its definitive traits.

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FCC filing reveals Acer Liquid A1 ready for AT&T

12/11, 11:40am

FCC files show Acer Liquid A1 coming to AT&T?

Acer's first smartphone powered by the Android operating system, the Liquid A1, has recently gone through testing at the FCC, with the documents revealing that it will support AT&T's 850/1,900MHz 3G network. Despite this, there is still no official indication from either from AT&T or Acer about when the Liquid A1 is expected to ship for North American consumption. The FCC filing also reveals the phone will carry the S100 designation as part of its full name.

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Acer now shipping Liquid smartphone in the UK

12/08, 1:40pm

Acer Liquid with Android now out in the UK

While it's slightly behind schedule, Acer's Liquid smartphone with Android is now shipping in the UK, with retailers Expansys and Clove stocking the Android smartphone. The handset, which runs on the 1.6 build, is only available in white so far.

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