Acer Liquid Metal now official with a next-gen Snapdragon and Froyo
The handset is running Android 2.2 Froyo, underneath a new proprietary Breeze UI. On the hardware front, it has a 3.6" capacitive display with 480x800 pixels of resolution, and is powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 chipset.
That is the same Snapdragon inside the T-Mobile G2, which is fairing admirably in benchmarks, when overclocked to 1.3GHz. The 5MP autofocus cam shoots HD video with 30fps, and has an LED flash, plus some sort of image stabilization. All modern connectivity options are present, including 14.4Mbps HSDPA, and DLNA for media streaming.
The Acer Liquid Metal supports DivX/Xvid video, and offers a music recognition service built-in. Dolby Surround and Dynamic Bass Boost systems make it even more appealing as a multimedia device. Social networking is covered by the SocialJogger app, that pulls in your Facebook and Twitter feeds. All in all, it seems like a well-rounded Android phone from Acer's Liquid series, and we can't wait to get our hands on a review unit.
The brown version goes on sale in Europe starting mid November for EUR 399 ($552), and the silver one will come a month later. The handset has appeared already on the FCC website with AT&T bands, but no word yet which version will be making it stateside, or how much it will cost here.