October 29, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Acer added to its Android line-up by announcing the upcoming release of the Acer Liquid Metal. Sharing some basic form similarities with the original Liquid, the Liquid Metal is more fashionable with smoother curves, chrome trim, and a stainless steel rear door.
The Liquid Metal also packs some strong stats internally. The device runs a Qualcomm 7230 800 MHz processor, Android 2.2, and HSDPA connectivity that supports up to 14.4 Mbps downloads. A 5 megapixel camera will be able to snap photos with auto-focus, image stabilization, facial and smile recognition, and an LED Flash. It records HD video in 720p at 30fps.
The device is also very media-friendly thanks to built-in Flash support, Xvid video playback, Dolby Surround audio with EQ profiles and Dynamic Bass Boost. And just for the heck of it, the Liquid Metal supports DLNA/UpnP for sharing or controlling media from the phone to a PC or other compatible device.
All of this and more is available with Acer’s “Breeze” UI that puts more information on your lock screen, switch between apps more elegantly, gain more customization options of the homescreen, and browse your Facebook and Twitter feeds with a dedicated widget.
Acer plans to sell the Liquid Metal for £299 in brown, coming mid-November, or silver, which arrives in stores this December.