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First Acer Android Smartphone Ready to Ship This Week

 First Acer Android Smartphone Ready to Ship This WeekEven though HTC got the clear head start on the Android thing, it seems that a lot of other companies are finally getting in on the Google smartphone action. We already know about the Motorola Droid, among others, but now we are getting our hands on the Acer A1 Liquid, the first Android phone from the Taiwanese company.

Most of us know Acer better for its notebooks and netbooks, but they have a small lineup of Windows Mobile handsets already. They’re not completely new to the smartphone game, so the move to Google Android was a natural one.

The Acer A1 Liquid was first unveiled last month, but they are saying that the touchscreen-equipped phone is ready for shipping this week. Seeing how today is Friday, I’m a little skeptical about the “this week” part of the announcement, but I suppose we can assume it means “really soon.”

For specs, you get that super fast 1GHz processor, a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen display, 5-megapixel camera, aGPS, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Acer hopes to move up to a 6-7% smartphone market share in the next three to five years.

Source: Reuters

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  • Ryan

    Well in America there is more than one type of network… So the question should be, “GSM, CDMA, or iDEN?” (although I highly doubt to see an iDEN version). My impression is that it won’t be carrier specific but unless they want to engineer two or three totally different models, it will be network specific.

    That help you understand Dave’s perspective a little better, Mr. Voice of Reason?

  • dave

    of COURSE I'm going to ask "what carrier". If it's not on my carrier, I'm not interested. Is that so hard to understand?

  • dave

    What carrier???

  • Voice of Reason

    Typical American, asking "what carrier". Not your fault but it shows the lemming culture we have here; thinking that the carrier and the handset should be a bundle. My hope is that the Android market will be so competitive that people will be able to buy an unlocked handset for a reasonable price and then have the ability to switch carriers at will.