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. (Updated with video)
Acer had said their phone, which'll run a customized version of Android 1.6 Donut, would have a social-networking-centric contacts system, like HTC's Sense. Photos from HDBlog.it show more: On top of the contact management system, Acer's designed their own widgets, including an ingenious,
should-be-standard [Update: In Donut, it is standard] single homescreen switch for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a few other hardware functions. There's also a new dialer, an ALT-TAB-esque task manager, a multimedia dashboard and a skinned app drawer.
Hardware specs have been leaked dry, confirming what we already knew—a 1GHz Snapdragon processor clocked to 768 Mhz, WVGA capacitive screen, and a 5-megapixel 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 1,350 mAh battery.
All's well on Acer's on 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.