Feb 15 AT 6:33 PM Sean Riley 6 Comments

Acer Liquid e is a Snapdragon Android phone

Following hot on the heels of its Snapdragon powered predecessor, the Acer Liquid, we now have the Acer Liquid e. The new member of the Liquid family swaps out tired Android 1.6 for fresh Android 2.1, but there are no hardware revisions to speak of here. Current Liquid owners should be able to just tape a little “e” on as soon as Acer gets around to offering a system upgrade.

The exciting part about the phone is our friends from and.roid.es are reporting the Liquid e will retail for €275 ($374) €359 ($494) before subsidies. That would place this phone around the same price as many mid level Android phones, but still pack a punch with its Snapdragon processor.

A new Android device is always welcome, but the reason for this “refresh” seems a little unclear and why Acer did not at least unleash the full power of the Snapdragon processor rather than keeping it underclocked at 768 MHz is a real mystery.

The only other tidbit of note is that as you may remember the Liquid is supposed to be coming to AT&T in the first half of 2010. So whether the version that lands stateside will offer you Android 1.6 or 2.1 is unclear at the moment.

The new list of features which Acer is touting includes:

  • Home screens – The new version now handles five home screens by default, allowing users to easily install more applications from the rich selection available on the Android Market, as well as shortcuts and widgets;
  • Quick Contacts — a feature that lets users easily switch between the address book and the social network applications;
  • Live wallpapers to customize your Liquid e on the fly;
  • A new keyboard layout with an extended dictionary for predictive input;
  • An updated version of the Android browser, supporting HTML5, double-tap zooming, video tagging support and geo-location API support.

Acer Liquid e specs.

Acer Liquid e specs continued.

Via: Engadget

Source: Acer

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website Oyvind

    No mystery why the processor is underclocked. Battery life (on any Smartphone) is so much more important than slight improvements in speed.

  • http://Yuotube Toja07

    кстати о батареи кто может сказать о асере S100 сколько реально она работает

  • http://Website STEVE BROWN

    I own an apple i pod touch and thought that owning an iphone would just be the cats ass, howeer after picking up my android, i will NEVER go to an iphone or back to my ipod touch. the liquid e is just that much better! Why limit yourself to just one store for apps when you can download from 3 or 4 or MORE! the iphone space isn’t upgradable where as the liquid e phone can be upgraded to 32 gigs and its cheaper then the icrap… i mean iphone.

    But this phone and you WILL be glad you passed up on the i phone. My friends who own iphones are quite jealous too ! They are going to trade in thier iphones for an android OS phone

  • ayol

    How can I upgrade my

    acer e Android 1.6 to latest version n where can I get Android market

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