Confirmed: Fido launching Android Liquid e

Ian Hardy

September 14, 2010 9:05am

The rumour is over… it’s now just about when Fido will launch their first Android-powered device. Thanks to one of our reliable tipsters for confirming that the Acer Liquid e is in fact coming to Fido within a few weeks. The price points are expected to be $50 on a 3-year and $350 no-contract.

So what does this actually mean for Fido? Well, the Acer is not your everyday low-end device. It’s a mid-range Android running OS 2.1 and packed with a 768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, full HTML browser, GPS, Bluetooth, and holds up to 32GB with a microSD card. The specs are impressive to be placed on the Rogers flanker brand and this certainly increases their value in the market. This is a good fit for Fido and it’ll be the start of them bringing on more devices that are nearing the end of life on the Rogers lineup. Eventually more smartphones like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, Curve 9300 could end up on Fido and the basic entry level devices will eventually go to Chatr.

We’ll have more info soon!

  • Smart trungler

    Will this mean that Fido users will finally get an android app??

  • nate

    Being a Fido user I am happy they are upping their phones. The service is great they just need to upgrade their phone line up. Good news to hear!

  • Cadet

    ony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini

    i will be waiting for this
    it’s about time rogers treat fido nicer
    since virgin already have legend and soon captive

    but think… once upon a time
    fido had the latest phones even the big three cannot compare!
    that’s when i was a member of fido…. went thru the rough times after they got eaten by rogers…
    now finally see some light…

  • Philiippe R

    GOD DAMN IT!!!

    I changed from Fido to Rogers a month ago because I was sick of not having a chance to get an Android phone with Fido… I got the x10mini… but now it could come to Fido????


    I had unlimited incoming call!! They no longer make this package!!

  • Sailor

    Fido will never get Rogers smart phones (except the Iphone of course) it’s a typical dual brand strategy. Rogers is “innovative” and pricier and Fido got better deals but somewhat decent phones. You can’t get everything!
    And oh, Phil google this : howard’s forum
    so you know how to get a better deal on your plan…