The handset design is quite appealing and as expected, the huge 3.5-inch WVGA display equates to an overall size similar to that of the iPhone. Similarly to most Windows Mobile handsets of the manufacturer, all buttons on the front side are touch-sensitive and the phone body is covered in glossy plastic.
We are pleasantly surprised to see that Acer has pre-installed quite a few applications. For an instance, there is a home screen widget that provides quick access to the multimedia content on the device, plus you´ve got another one to quick open web pages. The device also comes with an application called Spinlets that you can use to listen to music online. The manufacturer has promised easy synchronization of contacts to Facebook and Flickr accounts, but we can´t say we´ve been largely successful this far.
As a whole, the hardware specifications of the Acer Liquid A1 look quite impressive indeed, but we will need some time to test all features of the interface and the pre-installed applications in order to pass our final judgement.
Hands-on with Acer Liquid