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Acer to release two new Android devices

Android is certainly hot and happening these days with Acer launching two products – the beTouch E120 and beTouch E130. Both the smartphones surprisingly are based on the older Android 1.6 Donut rather than the latest Android 2.1.

The noteworthy difference between these models is that while Acer beTouch E120 has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, the Acer beTouch E130 has a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen and a QWERTY keybaord. Both have a 3.2- MP camera and the usual dualband 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth and a not very powerful 416 Mhz processor.

The beTouch E120 slated for release in mid-July, followed by the beTouch E130 in August. The availability of many other Android 2.1 smart-phones till then is sure to cause a few problems in sales. The main advantage of these phones however is that sporting Android 1.6, they come with numerous useful applications and further Android has a huge application database.

The Acer beTouch line has a slew of Google applications for all purposes Android browser,Google Maps with Latitude, YouTube support, Facebook, Twidroid and more.

Source : Android Community

Acer Demonstrates The Acer LumiRead L600 eReader At The Computex

Looks like Acer wants to grab a share of the eBook reader market from Apple and Amazon. The company demonstrated the Acer LumiRead L600 e-reader at the ongoing Computex. The LumiRead L600 looks very much like theclip_image001 Amazon Kindle. The eBook reader packs in a 6-inch e-Ink display, having a resolution of 800*600. The device also has a D-pad and a 37 key QWERTY keyboard.

The device is powered by a Freescale iMX357 processor running at 532 MHz, and has 128MB of RAM. The device was kept under the glass at the ongoing Computex, so no further information is available about the device. Acer did not mention anything about the price and the launch date of the device.

In any case, the Acer LumiRead L600 e-reader has a very tough task ahead. Grabbing share from the Apple iPad, which is selling like hot cakes, is surely going to be a herculean task.


Acer Launches The Ferrari Special Edition Liquid e Handset

Acer has launched a special edition of the Acer Liquid e handset. The special edition handset is known as the Acer Liquid e Ferrari handset. Acer has launched this special edition handset as a mark of celebration of the 800thAcer Ferrari F1 race of the Ferrari racing team. The specifications of the phone remain the same. The changes made are merely cosmetic.

The handset sports the popular black prancing horse logo on a yellow background a.k.a the Ferrari Logo. The microphone hole of the handset has also been re-designed to make it look like the air intake of the Ferrari F1 racing car. The phone is made out of carbon fibre, and few exclusive Ferrari content will be pre-loaded on the device. The retail package of the device will also contain some extra goodies. The goodies include a special edition Ferrari Bluetooth headset with noise-cancellation, and a shock and dust-resistant Ferrari carrying case. All the accessories and the handset will be available only in the trademark Ferrari colour red.

Acer kept mum about the pricing of the device, but we sure do expect the Ferrari special edition Acer Liquid e handset to burn a hole in your pocket.

Acer NOT To Launch A Chrome OS Based Netbook At The Upcoming Computex

Acer has just confirmed that it won’t be launching a Chrome OS based Device at the upcoming Computex. Acer made a press release about this on their website stating-:Acer

Acer will not launch a Chrome OS netbook at Computex

Manno, 17 May 2010 Despite recent rumours in the press regarding the launch of Chrome OS based netbooks at Computex, Acer today confirms that it has no short-term plans for such a product.

Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves it’s full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.

Acer is naturally interested in any product or service that enhances the overall experience of its products and will of course be following the development and progress of Google Chrome and the evolution of Google’s overall product strategy very closely.

This is definitely sad news for users who were eagerly waiting for the launch of a Chrome OS based device. The Computex is just two weeks away now. The event is scheduled to start from May 31st and continue until June 5th. Even though Acer won’t be launching a Chrome OS based netbook at the Computex, we can expect them to announce an Android based tablet at the event.

Acer Announces Aspire Ethos 5943G And Ethos 8943G

Acer is soon going to launch a completely revamped lineup of its Aspire series. The new Acer Aspire series will sport a minimalist metallic look. Along with the design changes, Acer has also updated the hardware of the laptop. Even in its thinner avatar, the Aspire 8943G still packs in a 5.1 channel speaker system. The updated line-up of Aspire notebooks now feature a Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processor depending on the model.Acer_logo

The graphics sub-system of the laptop has also got a much needed boost in the form of ATI HD 5000 Mobility series. Up to a maximum of 4Gb DDR3 RAM can be installed on both the notebooks. A Blu-Ray drive is optional for Aspire 5943G or 8943G notebooks. The keyboard of the notebooks have an edge-to-edge layout. Both the notebooks feature a LED display, which are 3D capable. The usual connectivity options like Bluetooth, b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Inbuilt card reader all are duly covered. Acer 5643G can hold a single hard disk of a maximum capacity of 640Gb, while the Aspire 8943G can hold 2 hard disks of a maximum capacity of 640Gb each. The battery capacity of both the notebooks is a disappointing 4800 mAh. Windows 7 is the default OS in both the notebooks.

Acer did not mention the shipping dates or the pricing of the laptop.

Acer Liquid Now Available In India For Rs.24990

Last year, Acer introduced its first Snapdragon based Android handset, Acer Liquid in American and European markets. This handset runs on 1GHz Snapdragon Processor and Android 1.6 Operating System. This powerful handset was recently launched in India. It comes with a 3.5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, A-GPS and so on.

Liquid exemplifies speed in style. With ellipse curves, a choice of red, white and black colors, and a slim body shape, Liquid will please the style-seeking smartphone consumer. It fits well in the hand, and displays a smooth finish. The fluidity of its curves gives the Acer Liquid its unique character and unconventional style. Liquid, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon running Android 1.6 delivers real-time ubiquitous communication and location-aware content. Liquid is outstanding for multimedia, web browsing, social media integration and video streaming,said Richard Tan, Country Head India, Smart Handheld Business Group, Acer.

Acer Liquid

Acer Liquid comes with a 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, Android 1.6 Operating System, 3.5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen, 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 5 megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Other features includes a Acer Homebrew UI, 3.5 mm audio jack, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, VGA video recording, 32 GB expandable memory, 1350 mAh battery and upto 5 hours of talktime.

It can even integrate Facebook, Twitter and Flickr contacts in the address book. The device has three homescreen that allows you customize it with different widgets. It also comes with Microsoft Outlook application and Exchange server support. This handset is available in three colors – red, white and black. Acer Liquid is priced at Rs. 24990 and includes a 2GB microSD card. You can also check out the live pics and hands-on video of Acer Liquid.

Acer Liquid Now Available In Black

Few months back, Acer launched an excellent Snapdragon based Android handset named Acer Liquid. This device comes with a whooping 1 GHz snapdragon processor. This phone was originally available only in white color. We have even posted some amazing hands-on pics and videos of this device. But now, the device is also available in black. Sadly, the second color option is available only in UK.

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There is no major difference in the specs. This device features a 3.5″ WVGA Capacitive Display with a resolution of 480 x 800, 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, Google Android 1.6 Operating System and HSDPA connectivity. This handset comes with a great battery life.

Other features includes Acer Homebrew UI, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro-SD Card Slot, FM Radio, Bluetooth and USB Connectivity. It also comes with a 5 mega-pixel camera for taking beautiful pictures. It can even integrate Facebook, Twitter and Flickr contacts in the address book.

This handset comes with a price tag of £330 (approx $530). If you haven’t noticed yet, then let me tell you that Google’s Nexus One is also priced at $530. So you know who is the winner in this price range. Please let us know your opinions in the comments.