Speaking of Acer phones, here's another one that's going to be a lot more available, as in tomorrow (the 15th).
Canadian carrier Rogers will be offering the Acer Liquid mt for $50 on a three-year contract, and for $400 with no obligation. With different metallic shades all around (a "mocha copper color with chrome trim and a stainless steel battery cover"), this is going to be the fastest downloading device in the Rogers stable. The specs say 14.4 Mbps, so that says HSPDA!
The Liquid mt also features a 3.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800. The processor is a Qualcomm 7230 clocking in at 800MHz. In addition it has a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash and it can record 720p HD video. Of course, there's the usual 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and microSD card, plus DLNA. In addition Rogers has added on its own music, ringtone, and game store, plus a mobile backup app. Acer also provides SocialJogger which incorporates twitter and Facebook feeds.
Here's Acer's full press release for the Liquid mt's availability on Rogers.
The Acer Liquid mt Smartphone -- Fast, Fashionable and Fun
The Ergonomic Liquid mt With a Capacitive Touch Screen Offers Excellent Battery Life, Super Fast Connectivity via HSDPA 14.4Mbps, Hot Spot Functionality, Social Networking Support and a 5MP Camera With LED Flash, Face/Smile Tracking and Image Stabilization
MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Acer America Corp. announced today that its Android Froyo 2.2-powered Liquid mt smartphone will be available in Canada tomorrow exclusively through Rogers Communications. It's the first Android smartphone available at Rogers to support HSDPA 14.4Mbps, which downloads photos and videos at this super fast speed and leverages HSUPA 2.0Mbps for quick uploads. Elegant and ergonomic, it has a capacitive touch screen and soft curves for easy grip and style.
"We're expecting the Liquid mt to be a hit with our customers in Canada," said Dan Gralak, VP of Sales for Acer, Smart Handheld Business Group Americas. "It integrates best in class technology, including a Flash-friendly browser, long battery life and a feature-rich 5MP camera in a sleek design. From quick web browsing and downloads to aggregating social media updates, this handheld puts organizational power and entertainment in the palm of your hand."
Easy on the Eyes and Grip
Svelte and visually appealing, the Liquid mt comes in a mocha copper color with chrome trim and a stainless steel battery cover that prevents fingerprints and scratches. The 360-degree curvy design creates a comfortable grip and its ample 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen (480x800-pixel) enables easy viewing and the resizing of web pages, photos and maps with just the pinch of a finger.
As with all Acer Liquid devices, the LED signals are conveniently located on the upper part of the device to clearly notify customers of missed calls, low battery and new incoming messages. It also has a dual microphone sensor for reducing ambient noise. For ease and convenience, the phone comes with predictive dialing, wallpaper personalization and three XT9 keyboard options that include Qwerty, Half Qwerty and 12-Digit Numeric.
Powerful Guts for Speedy Navigation and More
The Liquid mt features an excellent 5MP camera for stills and video. Enhanced with LED flash for low-light conditions, Geo tagging, an image stabilizer and facial and smile recognition, the Liquid mt makes capturing and archiving beautiful photos a cinch. It also records moving pictures in HD at 720p (30fps) for enjoying high-resolution videos in the Xvid, H.264 or MPEG-4 formats. Dolby Surround technology delivers excellent audio and can be customized with the EQ profiles and Dynamic Bass Boost.
Intuitive UI, Handy Apps
Android Froyo is powered by the new Java Virtual Machine that runs up to 5 times faster than the previous ‰clair engine. In addition, the new Acer 4.0 user interface is even more intuitive than prior versions and enables information to be visible even when the screen is locked. Customers can quickly start up the most frequently used applications and customize the screen to suit their preferences.
Apps include Acer SocialJogger that aggregates Facebook and Twitter feeds. It allows users to surf through updates with a track wheel, receive updates from the dedicated widget on the home screen and comment or share directly from the user-friendly interface.
The Liquid mt also comes with apps from Rogers. Customers can use Shop to customize their ring with a ringtone or ringback as all well as download games, graphics, videos and music with UrMusic. My Account lets customers manage their own wireless account right from their phone for viewing their account balance and history, making payments and browsing subscriptions. Mobile Backup automatically performs regular, secure back-ups of contact information and personally created content like pictures and videos without requiring a cable hookup.
Other convenient apps include Google maps, smart web radio for streaming music playlists and music recognition on FM radio. There are many fun games available on the Android market, including 3D options. All apps can be rearranged on the screen and uninstalling them is as easy as dragging and dropping.
This slick smartphone is compatible with both Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes for keeping on top of professional email. Via Documents to Go, users can open all attachments in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe PDF, which can be stored on a Micro-SD card.
The Liquid mt can also serve as a wireless server for all home devices through DLNA/UPnP technology. Multimedia content stored on the smartphone can be browsed and streamed to PCs, TVs, ADSL boxes and game consoles. It can also provide an Internet connection to a PC when connected via USB, which is helpful when traveling by train or while on vacation. On top of tethering with a USB cable, Liquid mt can serve as a hotspot for all WiFi-enabled devices by allowing access to the Internet via the Liquid mt 3G connection.
The Liquid mt smartphones will be available for customers in Canada tomorrow via Rogers with prices beginning at $49.99 with a select three-year term contract.
Acer is Canada's No. 2 overall PC provider. More information about Acer and its products in Canada can be found at www.acer.ca.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 7,000 people worldwide. 2009 revenues reached US$17.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.
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Some features listed may be network and/or SIM card dependent, and may not be available in all areas. Airtime data charges and/or additional charges may apply to certain features.
Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes
Battery life varies depending on product specifications, settings and applications or features launched. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
Source: Gartner data, FY 2009