Android-based Acer Liquid Z5 with Windows Phone-like launcher released in Europe and Asia

Android-based Acer Liquid Z5 with Windows Phone-like launcher released in Europe and Asia

Earlier this month, Acer unveiled its latest affordable Android smartphone, the Liquid Z5, saying that it would launch it “in the coming weeks.” Well, the Z5 is now available in some European markets, as well as in Taiwan (Acer’s home country).

In our CES hands-on with the Acer Liquid Z5 we showed you that, just like the older Liquid Z3, the handset featured Quick Modes - a simple launcher (aimed at smartphone novices) that makes Android look a lot like Windows Phone 8. As ePrice reports, Acer is actually commercializing the Z5 with this WP-like launcher among its main features in Taiwan. It remains to be seen if Microsoft will have anything to say about this apparent design rip-off.

Taiwan aside, we’re seeing the Liquid Z5 on sale in the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Amazon France seems to have the best price: $229 (€169). The Z5 is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, sporting a 5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, and further offering: a multi-purpose Acer Rapid button on the back, 5MP camera, dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 64GB), and a 2,000 mAh battery.

Android-based Acer Liquid Z5 with Windows Phone-like launcher released in Europe and Asia

sources: ePrice (translated), Amazon France

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  • Display 5.0" 480 x 854 pixels
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20 Comments

1. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Probably not much, acer is a huge $ for MS. Plus every sale of droid brings in profits. If anything MS probably approves so that when Acer if ever releases a win8 phone people wont be shocked by the 'design switch'

9. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

ANDROID can do.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Do I get the girl though?

18. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I guess you missed that huge cold sore clearly on her lip.

19. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Yeah I did

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I have no idea what this article was about... nor will I probably ever. The picture just has this gravitational pull.

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yeah, man. And look at the all beautiful colors of her uniform...

20. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

and the logo on that uniform.

5. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Yes it does lol

6. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

PA Typo: 'In our CES hands-on with the "Asus" Liquid Z5 we showed you that, just like the older Liquid Z3, the handset' its Acer not Asus

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Another typo is screen resolution - qHD = 540x960 not 640x960. Apple is the only OEM that uses 640p on their phones.

13. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Used / using sort of. It's now this akward 640x1136. Apple is always bad in industry standards. (with chargers and display resolution)

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I wouldn't say chargers since OEMs are trying to make Micro USB formatted to be used as the Lightning Cable (being reversible).

8. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

however WP Is a Trend

10. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I should say Android is the trend :)

17. Ren11

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 03, 2014

Android is a trend of symbian !!! copy cats...

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Sweet.

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

640 x 960, here we meet again

14. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

I rather get the girl than the phone itself. Sounds promising ;)

15. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

I'll take Moto G over this. Much cheaper, more RAM, better cpu, kitkat with better support.

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