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!