Fido will be releasing the Android-powered Acer Liquid E soon… a very exciting device that will kick their lineup up a notch. At launch it will run off OS 2.1 but thanks to one of our tipsters the training docs shows this will be “eligible to be upgraded to Android 2.2 when the software comes available”. Certainly good news for potential buyers.
As for the target market, Fido states that “This device is for users who put functionality first; this is likely not their first smartphone but they are drawn to the hardware specs. Existing Fido customers who want to increase their usage from voice and text to data usage and are keen to try Android 2.1 OS with its rich features and user friendly interface”. Specs have the Liquid E coming with a 3.5-inch display (800×480), 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, full HTML browser, GPS, Bluetooth, and holds up to 32GB with a microSD card (comes with a 2GB card). Price points are expected to be $50 on a 3-year and $350 no-contract.
In addition, you can see that they are comparing this to the iPhone iOS and BlackBerry 5 OS. Check out all the slides after the break.