The Acer Liquid A1 comes with comprehensive functionality

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The Acer Liquid A1 utilises much of the technology that has become standard within a modern day mobile phone. Although Acer do offer a different slant, taking into account that they are predominantly known as a PDA and laptop manufacturer. This particular unit is compact at 115 mm x 62 mm wide and is comfortable to hold and utilise, with an impressive touch screen which is both intuitive and responsive. The handset utilises the donut version of the Android operating system in conjunction with a Qualcomm snapdragon 8250 768 MHz processor. This ensures that the functionality contained within the unit operates at its maximum efficiency.

The key element within this particular handset is its impressive 3.5 inch TFT touch screen, which is capacitive. Exuberant colour reproduction is provided by the fact that it displays up to 256,000 colours within the confines of a 480 x 800 pixel screen size. For navigation purposes, the Acer user interface 3.0 is provided and offers excellent means of navigation around the functionality. As means of automation, both accelerometer and proximity sensors are provided which automate tasks such as rotation of imagery and automatic shutdown to conserve battery power.

The Acer Liquid A1 comes with a wide variety of entertainment options which include a variety of games, an MP4/MP3 media player, which supports all major audio and video file formats. In addition Facebook and Flickr integration are included as standard. The handset provides a 5.0 megapixel camera which offers both photo taking opportunities as well as video. Auto focus and an LED flash, as well as geo-tagging are provided whilst video capture is at VGA quality and at 20 frames per second.

With an internal memory of 256 MB, the handset offers suitably large enough memory capacity, however this can be expanded upon, if desired, by utilising the integrated microSD card slot, which provides the option to increase this up to 32 GB. Connectivity, by a variety of means is offered with class 10 versions of GPRS and EDGE combined with mini USB and Bluetooth, which is version 2.0 with A2DP. Internet access is provided by the HSDPA and Wi Fi connections, offering speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps.

The Acer Liquid provides a veritable feast of functionality enclosed within a stylish and aesthetically pleasing handset. Released in December 2009 this unit has gone to become particularly popular unit with the consumer, for a variety of reasons which include simplicity of use and useful functionality.

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