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MWC: Hands on Acer beTouch E110/E400 and Liquid e

4 years ago 1

And.roid.es stopped by Acer’s booth at Mobile World Congress and checked out their trio of new Android phones. Acer announced three new Android devices, each aimed at different markets. I doubt any of these will make it to the United States, but it’s interesting to see what they are up to.

beTouch E110

The E110 is an entry level Android phone. This is a small cute device that is a non-OHA compliant device.  It did not receive certification from Google because it doesn’t feature a compasss.

The specs of the E110 are near the bottom for an Android phone. It features a ST Ericsson 416 MHz CPU, 2.8 inch resistive touch screen, 256 MB ROM and 256 MB RAM, and is powered by Android 1.5.

Since the beTouch E110 lacks the Android Market, Acer has preloaded several popular apps like Facebook and Twidroid.

Expect the E110 to launch in black and dark blue models this March for €149 ($205) without subsidies.

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beTouch E400

Targeting the mid range is the beTouch E400. This device runs the latest Android 2.1 and features a 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 that we have seen in a ton of new phones (HTC Legend, X10 Mini, Garmin A50, etc). Unlike the low-end phone, this Acer is support by Google and includes all the native Android apps and official Market.

Look for the E400 this April for €259 ($356) free of contract.

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Liquid e

Rounding out the Acer lineup is the Liquid e. This Snapdragon powered phone is a clone of the original Acer Liquid with the addition of Android 2.1 (Eclair). Yesterday we reported the phone was going to retail for €275, but the correct price is €359 ($494). For the complete specs, see our earlier post.

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