The selfie-centric Acer Liquid E3 smart phone is now available in Malaysia. It is priced at RM799 outright but if you’re interested, it can be yours for RM599 right now as part of its introductory offer. You can pick up a unit at All IT Hypermarket, Tesco Outlets and PC Depot. If you pre-order yours online via StoreKini, they are giving additional screen protector and a 2,300mAh power bank for free.
The Liquid E3 is a mid-spec smart phone which runs on a Quad-Core 1.2GHz Mediatek MT6589 processor and we are getting 2GB of RAM with generous 16GB of storage in Malaysia. When we first spotted the Liquid E3 at MWC 2014, it had just 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage. The front gets a 4.7″ IPS display that does HD 720p resolution. The key highlight is the front facing camera which is a 2MP shooter that’s assisted with a LED flash light. If you love taking Selfies, the Liquid E3 makes it easier to take the shot single handedly with its rear mounted AcerRapid Key. Over at the back, it gets a higher resolution 13MP camera with f/1.8 aperture.
With a 2,000mAh non-removable battery on-board the Liquid E3 is 8.9mm thick and weighs 135 grams. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which Acer says it will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat later on. Check out our hands-on with the Acer Liquid E3 after the break.
During Acer’s launch yesterday, they have introduced 2 new tablets which packs quite a lot for very little money. Both are compact in size and uses IPS display for better viewing angles. The Iconia One 7 comes with a 7″ display while the Iconia A1-830 is a little bigger at 7.9″.
Despite its low price below RM600, the 2 tablets are actually quite well put together and Acer has been pretty generous with the internals as well. Read on to find out our first impressions of the Iconia One 7 and A1-830.
The line that separates laptop and tablet is getting thinner as mobile processors are powerful enough to run full fledged desktop operating systems like Windows 8. The latest Acer Aspire Switch 10 that was just announced yesterday is one of a few perfect examples.
It consists of a compact 10.1″ tablet and an accompanying keyboard which gives you full laptop experience including a full set of function keys (F1 to F12) and a touchpad below. Acer didn’t just stop there as the flexible snap hinge design allows you to flip and fold the tablet screen around for a total of 4 modes – Laptop, Tablet, Stand and Tent. The price is quite reasonable as well at just RM1,399 as it runs on Intel’s new Atom Z3745 Quad-Core (codenamed Bay Trail) processors that’s clocked at 1.33GHz. It also gets 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage.
Acer Malaysia today has announced a couple of new devices that’s focused at portability. The star of today’s announcement is their new Aspire Switch 10 which is a 2-in-1 hybrid notebook that offers 4 modes for touch, typing, viewing and sharing. With growing demand of capable tablets at an affordable price, they have also announced the Acer Iconia One 7 and Iconia A1-830 tablets that are priced below RM600. All 3 devices are powered by Intels’ Atom processors.
Dual-SIM devices are great to stay connected across different networks while getting the best offering of different plans on a single device. If Dual-SIM slots isn’t enough, Acer introduces its new Liquid E700 smart phone that lets you connect up to 3 SIMs simultaneously.
In terms of specs, it runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM and it comes with 16GB of storage. If you need more storage, it is also expandable with a microSD slot. The display is a 5″ IPS unit that pushes 1280×720 pixels resolution.
At the back, it gets 8MP camera with assisted flash and there’s also an ActionKey which lets you launch apps or take pictures comfortably in a single hand. Meanwhile the front gets a 2MP camera which even comes with a LED flash light for better Selfie. This was first featured on its Liquid E3 smart phone. To keep the device connected with 3 operators simultaneously, the Liquid E700 packs a huge 3,500mAh battery and it still manages to weigh just 155 grams while maintaining a slim 9.9mm profile.
For those seeking faster connectivity instead of having multiple SIMs, there’s the Acer Liquid E600 which comes with 4G LTE support with a single SIM slot. It gets Quad-Core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and has a smaller 4GB of on-board storage with 2,500mAh capacity battery. The display for the E600 is a notch down as well with a 5″ IPS display that does a FWVGA resolution of 854×480.
If 3 SIM slots isn’t enough, you probably might want to consider this feature phone which offers a whooping Quad-SIM slots. With this device, you can stay connected with Celcom, DiGi, Maxis and U Mobile networks all at the same time.
Check out the hands-on video of the Triple-SIM E700 by MobileGeeks after the break.
Along with its Liquid Leap wearable, Acer has announced its Liquid Jade smart phone which supports dual-SIM. At the front, the Liquid Jade sports a 5″ IPS display that does 1280×720 pixels resolution and is toughen with Gorilla Glass 3. Design wise, it is pretty curved all over which Acer claims to be both ergonomic and elegant to hold
Underneath it runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6582 processor with 1GB of RAM. There’s 8GB of on-board storage which can be expanded with microSD card up to 32GB. At the back, there’s a 13MP camera that boasts f/1.8 aperture and a fast 0.3 seconds autofocus. For selfie, it is handled by a 2MP shooter at the front. It is juiced up with a 2,100mAh battery and has a respectable thickness of just 7.5mm. Out of the box, it runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat which is quite surprising for a MediaTek based smart phone.
Overall, the specs are quite close with the Huawei Honor 3C except for its camera and RAM. Availability wise it is targeted for Q3 this year and Acer is bundling its Liquid Leap wearable smart band in selected countries.
Acer joins the wearable bandwagon by announcing the Liquid Leap, a smart band with phone notification features. It is their smallest touch device to date and it comes with a 1″ touch screen display with a rubberised wrist band. The Liquid Leap offers a host of fitness tracking features including steps, distance, calories burned and sleeping patterns. In addition it also alerts you on incoming calls, messages and even lets you control your music playlist from your wrist.
It also gets water resistance at IPX7 rating and the battery is said to be able to last up to 7 days with its efficient Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There are 5 colours available – Moonstone White, Mineral Black, Aquamarine, Fragrant Pink, and Vivid Orange. The Liquid Leap will be released in limited countries as a bundle with its newly announced Acer Liquid Jade smart phone. Overall, this looks like a simplified version of the Samsung Gear Fit without a curved screen and heart rate sensor underneath.
The Acer Liquid E3 which was announced right before Mobile World Congress, is a mid-tier smart phone designed for the Selfie generation. The front facing camera comes with assisted LED flash while the back comes with a AcerRapid Key which lets you launch the camera and take the shot with a single hand.
Spec-wise, it runs on a modest 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with 1GB of RAM, while the front comes with a rather modest 4.7″ 720p HD screen. For photography, the back comes with a 13MP camera with assisted flash. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.2.2 and Acer says that it will be upgraded to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat soon.
Watch our hands-on with the Acer Liquid E3 after the break.
Acer has jumped the gun and has announced two of their latest Liquid Smart Phones ahead of Mobile World Congress event. Designed for the Selfie generation, the new Android smart phones from Acer features a AcerRAPID key mounted at the back for easy one hand operation. One press of the AcerRAPID key can be used to launch the camera, take pictures, waking the device or to answer phone calls.
Read on for the low down on the Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 smart phones.
UPDATE: Acer Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 announced ahead of MWC 2014 with rear mounted AcerRAPID key.
Acer is trying to move up in the smart phone game and recently they have announced their Liquid S2 with specs that could finally hold a candle to mainstream smart phone makers. For the upcoming MWC 2014, they probably have something interesting to show as Acer has posted a teaser of their upcoming Liquid smart phone device.
There’s no further details of the phone except for a back shot of the device shown above. And what’s that thing at the back? Could it be a fingerprint scanner or a trackpad? or simply an action button for customised action. We’ll find out soon enough next week. Mobile World Congress 2014 is happening next Monday at Barcelona and it will be a week filled with smart phone announcements.