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Acer's 'Liquid Metal' Phone Runs Android 2.2

Carrying the name Liquid Metal, this sleek and sexy looking smartphone from Acer is said to boast Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, as well as a 3.6-inch WVGA 800x480 touchscreen, an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230-1 processor, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, Bluetooth 3.0 and a camera complete with Flash. We're assuming, given the code name, that the silver casing is all metal.

No word on price, release or carrier but we'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, check out the photos below and let us know what you think.

Source: habrahabr.ru (Russian-language site) via A Bit of Technology, via Engadget

  • kencolestud69
    Wouldn't the metal case cause reception issues with the antenna?
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  • the_wolf88
    WTF !!

    800MHz only ?! C'mon !!!!!
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  • the_wolf88WTF !!800MHz only ?! C'mon !!!!!
    Agreed! The phone isn't even out yet and it has a slower processor than the last generation of phones? Not encouraging.
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  • irish_adam
    it wont run android 3.0 so no i wont be getting it
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  • silver565
    Dissapointing...

    I never understood why companies do this sort of thing when they sit around the design table.
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  • tayb
    kencolestud69Wouldn't the metal case cause reception issues with the antenna?
    I don't know why people are down voting you as that is a completely reasonable question and one that I asked myself as well.

    Also, I don't know why so many people are put off by the slower clock speed. You won't notice, I promise. I, for one, would gladly take better battery life than a faster processor. I can crunch numbers on my desktop.
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  • sokrman20
    the_wolf88WTF !!800MHz only ?! C'mon !!!!!
    If Froyo is as fast as it is purported to be 800 MHz won't be that big of a problem.
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  • bpislife
    Why do I get the idea that apple might sue over the name "liquid metal". After all, they did just get exclusive access to that technology. Probably going to make Steve Jobs out of it.
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  • jojesa
    I'm fine with 800MHz if the battery will last me a couple of days.
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  • smeker
    jojesaI'm fine with 800MHz if the battery will last me a couple of days.I hope thats the case...
    I really dont like any of the new Android phones.. their battery life sucks ass. Even the Droid X have to recharge it every three hours...

    I hope they prioritize more the battery life than how big the screen is or how many JIZAHz is the CPU running.. after all is a frekin phone I dont want to drag a charger or a tipple pack of batteries with me everywhere I go
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