Acer A1 Liquid

Acer jumped head first into the smartphone market in 2009, releasing close to 10 handsets with only one, the A1 Liquid, running the Android OS. The A1’s... status as Acer’s only Android handset in the midst of a a plethora of Windows Mobile handsets may soon change. According to Aymar de Lencquesaing, head of Acer’s mobile phone division, Acer will...

Acer A1 Liquid

Not too long ago we brought you the news that Acer will soon be offering the A1 Liquid Android phone with WVGA display. What we didn’t say was availability... deadlines or pricing schemes. Well it would now appear as though our favorite source for prices and release details, eXpansys, are listing said device as €379.99 (~$570). Furthermore, the website shows t...

Acer A1 Liquid

Today Acer formally launched its new “Liquid” line of Android powered smartphones.  Though the press release, found after the jump, fails to... mention the new phone by name, we have every reason to believe that this is the A1 we’ve seen before, due to its specs.

As to those specs, we know the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon proce...

Acer A1

Back in March we attended a UK Press Launch for Acer’s up-coming smartphone range. At the time it seemed to focus a lot on Windows Mobile, and this was justified... because Acer believed there to be a good level of synchronisation between Windows computer and Windows mobile devices. This is clearly a priority for them. However, during the event I asked some probing q...

As the title would suggest, there are a couple of interesting applications that will make their way to Android in the coming months. First to receive a mention is eReader, a Barnes & Noble Company.... eReader is effectively the world’s largest eBook store, even if they say so themselves. It offers a huge range of eBooks for your iPhone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Palm Treo and Centro o...

Android is sad

According to Digitimes, Acer chairman JT Wang has said that Acer’s upcoming Android powered netbook computers will actually ship with both Android... and Windows pre-loaded in a dual-boot configuration.

To me, that seems to imply that they aren’t going to put as much effort into tweaking Android for netbooks as they could.  At least n...

In a bit of an unexpected turn of events, Acer announced that it will start offering Android based netbooks in Q3 of this year – before it gets Android based smartphones out the door.

Acer’s... Jim Wong was quoted by Reuters as saying the following at the Computex show in Taiwan:

“Today’s netbooks are not close to perfection at all. In two years, it will all be very different.  If w...

Today Acer issued a press release announcing that it has officially joined the Open Handset Alliance.  The OHA is the organization founded by Google and others that supports the Linux based Android... smartphone operating system.

Acer also said in the announcement that it expects to launch Android based devices in the fourth quarter of this year.  The full press release is available after...

In a spate of small but perfectly formed Android news updates, we bring you word of a confirmed Android device from Acer in late 2009. The third largest PC manufacturer has been hinting at this possibility... for some while now and even confirmed their intent. Now we finally have a time-frame to match, currently set for later this year. Obviously, other than a rough date, very little else has been said so far, bu...

We reported last week that Acer’s head of mobile phones, Aymar de Lencquesaing, said that his company was working on Android based smartphones.  This week we have the IDG News Service reporting... that Acer’s CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, has confirmed this at Acer’s Q1 investor’s conference in Taiwan today.

“We are working on an Android solution for the smartphone.  I th...