February 22, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Rogers will be first to offer an Android 2.1 device when it becomes the exclusive Canadian carrier of the Acer Liquid e. Already the first and most prevalent player of Android phones in Canada, Rogers will add to its stable this spring when it offers the new version of Acer’s Liquid Android phone.
The Acer Liquid e is an upgraded version of Acer’s debut Android phone. Shown off last week at Mobile World Congress, the Liquid e has Android 2.1, a Snapdragon 768 MHz processor, 512 ROM, and 256 MB RAM. The phone has five home screen panels, Quick Contacts to go between the phone’s contacts and social networks, Live wallpapers, a new keyboard layout, and a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen. It also has a 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, up to 32GB microSD slot, FM radio, and a custom UI built by Acer.
The phone looks enticing but it will be interesting to see if people flock to the Acer Liquid e. Rogers has had its share of PR stumbles and frustrated customers concerning Android, so it remains to be seen if this phone will attract a 3-year commitment.