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Acer unveils new smartphones

Liquid range includes first HD Android phone
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Acer has revealed a slew of products designed to make it a front-runner in a wide range of new market segments. These include the world’s first Android high-definition smartphone, 3D display technology and a new multi-touch interface.

Acer’s new smartphone series, called Liquid, includes two world firsts. It is the first mobile phone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and is the first high-definition phone to utilise Google’s Android operating system.

The key features of the device are its high-definition Wide VGA touchscreen, which offers a standard resolution for application developers to work with, and its Snapdragon CPU, which utilises high-speed processing and internet access to significantly reduce idletime.

It also offers improved power management, a simplified user interface, an integrated camera with geo-tagging and smart integration of social networking data.

Acer’s 3D CineReal Technology offers users a cinematic 3D experience without the need for a specialised graphics card. The display has been coated with a 3D film that clings to the panel, enabling the LCD to recreate 3D visuals in co-operation with the TriDef 3D Experience software.

The TriDef software includes a media player that plays back images and video in 3D, and Ignition software, which is able to convert games and applications that support DirectX 9and above.

The final mention goes to Acer’s TouchPortal interface, which has been created ahead of Microsoft’s Windows 7, which will bring touch support to a broader segment of the consumer market than ever before.

The interface has been designed to help users make the most of their touchscreen and offers a number of features such as TouchMedia Share, which lets users manage, edit and send their photos from a range of social networking websites.

TouchMemo lets the user create and send their own form of finger-written post-it notes; TouchFriends integrates friend lists from Flickr and Facebook and provides notices of updates, while TouchMusic allows users to organise, manage and listen to their favourite music through a touch interface.

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