Several months ago I was the proud owner of the Google G1 Android phone, but through inexplicable means (alcohol+ bar) I lost this phone and have had nightmares about it ever since. That is…until today, and the announecement of the brand new Acer Liquid A1 Phone. This is the smartphone that will make all others obsolete, and that includes that crappy iPhone 3GS that Apple fanboys worship so profoundly.

acer liquid

So what’s so special about Acer Liquid phone?

First of all it’s made by Acer, the cool Taiwanese company that is the largest laptop manufcaturer in the world and the second largest computer manufacturer in the world (behind HP). So straight off the bat, you know they’re not playing games. While the Acer Liquid phone series is their first serious venture into the smart phone world, they certainly have what it takes to compete with the big boys.

The Acer Liquid A1 not only competes, but pretty much destroys any competition out there. It’s packed full of hardware goodness that you’d normally expect to see on a Netbook. I’m not gonna geektease you with all of the details, but here’s a list of what we know about the phone so far:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon Processor
  • WVGA Screen (800 x 480 resolution)
  • Capacitive Touch Screen
  • 5MP Camera with Geo-tagging
  • HSPA Connectivity
  • Android 1.6 Donut
  • New UI including access to entertainment/bookmarks
  • Spinlets – Free music/video streaming that can be shared with friends/family thruogh web/email
  • Social Network Integration… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr
  • Acer Sync
  • Comes in Red, White or Black

The first thing we see is that it’s got a Snapdragon chipset which gives you 1GHz speed. I remember not too long ago my desktop was running around those speeds! And then you have the high definition WVGA Screen at 800 x 480 resolution that will allow me to watch Blogstar.TV in high definition – you KNOW I’m all about high def. I like the 5 megapixel camera that comes with the Acer Liquid, and it even has ISO levels and autofocus along with geo-tagging techonology that identifies in each picture where you where when you took it. You can also use Facebook, so hopefully there’ll be some Facebook chat emoticons support!

What’s probably most interesting is that it runs on the Android 1.6 operating system that has been both the cause of extreme optimism and intense annoyance. The Android operating system is a like a vampire, it sucks life juice at no mercy and leaves you battery-less before you realize it.

On the other hand a 1GHz processor, HD screen, and the Android market place sounds like a match made in heaven. You can be sure that there will be some very amazing Acer Liquid A1 apps and games to come in the near future.

Other features of the Acer Liquid include the Spinlets application allowing you free streaming of videos and music, the ability to integrate your social networks into your address book and HSPA speed internet access.

Overall the Acer Liquid looks pretty strong when compared to the iPhone and even my poor Android G1 Phone that is know probably being dissected in an abandoned warehouse in the outskirts of Shenzhen.

The Acer Liquid A1 release date will be sometime in Q4 of 2009 and probably at a price none of us can afford, but hey at least its made me start dreaming and stop having nightmares.


  1. “Social Network Integration… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr”

    buddy,are you kidding me? you are killing me!!

  2. maybe,”tomorrow never dies”,
    we are all expecting – “I’ll be bcak”.
    but who knows

  3. Hmmm,donut.

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