AT&T and T-Mobile mulling over bringing the Acer Liquid Metal to the US
Acer revealed at its New York press conference that AT&T and T-Mobile have been talking to it about bringing the Acer Liquid Metal, which we first heard about back in September, to their Android portfolios. It is already strutting its Froyo in Europe, but the evaluation and approval process for new handsets in the US is more protracted. If both carriers agree with Acer on the terms for bringing the Acer Liquid Metal this side of the pond, we are looking at a device powered by the same fast second generation Snapdragon chipset that is in the T-Mobile G2 and a 3.6" WVGA capacitive touchscreen. Designwise it boasts chrome accents, and brushed metal battery cover in one of the two handset's colors - silver or brown. It also has a 5MP camera with LED flash, capable of HD video, DLNA connectivity and Dolby Surround sound, plus a tricky LED status display on top of the phone.
Acer will most probably have on it its own take of the Android user interface, called Breeze UI, that we examined during our review of the Acer Stream. It is a novel idea, and the Acer Liquid Metal will also include the Social Jogger application, which ""aggregates your Facebook and Twitter feeds, allowing you to surf through the updates with the trackwheel, receive updates directly through the dedicated widget on the homescreen, and comment or share directly from the user-friendly interface." Sounds good, and knowing that it already passed the FCC testing procedures on AT&T bands, it shouldn't be long before we see it officially in the US. Below is a nice video preview of the Acer Liquid Metal in action on one of the French carriers.