Acer Lets Slip The Liquid's Custom Android UI, White-Hot Specs

Acer gave us the basics yesterday, announcing their intent to (good god, finally) make a Snapdragon-based Android phone, and not much else. Today, cue stage two of the unnecessarily staggered announcement: the juicy leaks.

Acer had said their phone, which'll run a customised version of Android 1.6 Donut, would have a social networking-centric contacts system, like HTC's Sense. Photos from show more: On top of the contact management system, Acer's designed their own widgets, including an ingenious, should-be-standard single homescreen switch for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a few other hardware functions. Acer's also thrown in a new dialler, some kind of ALT-TAB-esque task manager and a multimedia dashboard.

Hardware specs have been leaked dry, confirming what we already knew—a 1GHz Snapdragon processor clocked to 768 Mhz, WVGA capacitive screen, and a 5MP camera—and throwing in a few precious nuggets: the Liquid's screen will measure up at 3.5 inches, and the phone will ship with 256MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphones jack and a 1350mAh battery.

All's well on Acer's side of things, so now it's just a waiting game. Acer doesn't exactly have a long history of making smartphones, much less a history with major US carriers, meaning Our Sweet Liquid may have some trouble immigrating. It goes without saying, this would be tragic.

Update: Apparently there are a few units kicking around Europe; here's a video, with some clear looks at the hardware and interface, from France:

[ via Nexus404]

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