June 23, 2010 1:01pm
The Acer Liquid E was recently released by Rogers and it’s their newest Android-powered device. This runs OS 2.1 and I believe this will be included in the few devices that will get an upgrade to the new OS 2.2 when it’s released.
The overall design of the Liquid E is well put together. Sleek, all decked out in a glossy back with curved edges (dimensions are 116×54×12.75mm and weighs in at only 135 grams). The specs are solid too. The 3.5-inch touchscreen display has a resolution of 480×800 but captures a massive amount of fingerprints. Pictures and videos from the 5 megapixel camera show all show up nice – the only issue I found with the camera is the quality of sound from the video. It came out sounding really low and muffled.
Using the QWERTY keyboard on the screen didn’t present any issues over the past few days. The touchscreen is responsive and the Liquid E comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that’s unfortunately been reduced to 768MHz to preserve its battery life.
Even with all the other goodness that’s packed into this Acer such as WiFi, full HTML browser, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, access to the Android Market, all your e-mail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Bluetooth and that it can holds up to 32GB… I found the device somewhat had a cheap feel to it. There’s a good reason why Rogers priced this at $49.99 on a 3-year contract. This is not something I would be proud to carry with me for the next several years. In addition, we’ve already seen this hit the low no-contract price of $375. I’m sure we’ll see this hit the $0.00 mark within a couple months max. Check out the review here: