Back in March we attended a very special event by Acer which introduced their intentions of entering the mobile phone market. Even at this event they were not adverse to Android and since then we’ve seen why. The Acer Lquid A1 has recently gone on sale through online retailers Expansys and Clove, selling at £339.99 ($556) and £328.99 ($538) respectively. The A1 is the first Android smartphone to be powered by the credible 1 GHz Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, although Acer have opted to under-clock this device, most likely in order to conserve battery power. After all, the battery is only 1,350mAh.
Aside from a new Android phone, your money will also grab you a well connected quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband (900/1900/2100) HSDPA device that also offers WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.If you enjoy taking photos snaps, the 5MP camera shouldn’t let you down either. The whole thing is packed in a 12.5mm shell which houses the 3.5’’ WVGA capacitive touchscreen. I was lucky enough to see this device back in March and it was really nice looking in the flesh, but not everyone is convinced. I guess black and white combo might be too art-deco for some. There is very little in the way of customisation here, and Acer have chosen to go with the stock Android 1.6 Donut experience.