T-Mobile And AT&T Considering Acer’s Liquid Metal Android Handset

Earlier last week at its Press Conference in New York, Acer stated that T-Mobile and AT&T  are now evaluating Acer’s Liquid Metal for a  possible release in the United States. Acer’s Smartphone Unit President Aymar de Lencquesaing says that since the Acer Liquid Metal is a GSM phone and there are only two GSM carriers in the U.S., it is up to them to decide whether they want to add the handset to their lineup. The Liquid Metal features an 800 MHz Qualcomm Second Generation Snapdragon processor (same as the T-Mobile G2), a 3.6-inch, WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touchscreen, and runs Android OS 2.2 (Froyo). The handset also sports a 5 megapixel camera with an LED Flash, a stainless steel battery cover, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi b/g/n wireless connectivity, DLNA/UPnP support, and Dolby Surround Sound. Not bad, not bad at all.

So how many of you want T-Mobile to add this handset to their lineup?

[Via Brighthand]

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  • SaggyBalls

    I swear to christ, if T-Mobile doesn’t offer me a 4.3″, Android phone soon I’m going to freak the f*&% out.
    This is getting absurd.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RNAEK4YVCN2LPL4IWFIFGGVAHE Odai

      Android on the HD2.

      • Whatever

        or a life.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000382642162 Mark Carruthers

        Eats battery like there is no tomorrow!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RNAEK4YVCN2LPL4IWFIFGGVAHE Odai

      Android on the HD2.

    • Anonymous

      I feel the same as you homie. I’m hearing about way too many 4.3″ or bigger Androids and TMO hasn’t picked up ONE of them yet. WTF are they thinking like nobody wants one or somethin. Acer unveils a 4.8″ beast and then we get rumors of this little 3.6″ $#!% coming our way SMH.

    • Guest

      Yea, TMo seems hell bent on driving people to other carriers if they want a screen larger than 4 inches. Sammy is the closest size, but the cheap plastic case and worthless GPS make it a non starter. I’m counting the days until I can switch providers, since that appears to be my only option for an out of the box large screen Android.

      • Fujyou

        Get a freaking Galaxy Tab if you need a huge beast.

        3.8″ to 4″ is big enough for any smartphone display unless you’re the kind of guy who shops at Big and Tall stores

        • Anonymous

          Thats your own opinion buddy. We’ll go ahead and keep wanting what we want thank you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000382642162 Mark Carruthers

      I’m waiting for the same thing.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Agreed. I want to upgrade off of this crapfilled HD2 (and It has to be 4.3-4.5 inches) but I can’t switch because Tmo keeps getting 4.3 inch Windows phones and 4 inch and below androids.

      Honestly, I want a 4.3 inch Nokia with either Symbian 3/Maemo or Meego on it but I doubt I’ll see that anytime soon so a 4.3 inch Android would be my next choice.

      WP7 is not the OS for me and the HD7 is not the phone for me. That 4.5 inch rumored Samsung is looking nice but I don’t trust Samsungs cheap plastic build quality.

      • Anonymous

        How is the vibrants build quality cheap? and don’t say plastic because almost every phone and 99% of androids have plastic all around it. How is it cheap especially when you take a look at the serious drop tests and scratch tests that were done? How is that cheap? It may feel weird because its so lite but thats about it. All that plasticy crap is absolute nonsense I felt that phone and no way that phone has a cheap build. Quit letting your thought on their lack of timely software updates pass into the hardware because aside from a few gps issues there is nothing wrong with the hardware.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Wow, sounds like that cheap sammy build comment struck a nerve with you. A little defensive arent we? Truth hurts. And man, you got me good with that Software into Hardware thing, especially since I never owned a samsung phone and after demoing their phones at Tmo, I probably never will. Sorry it hurt you so much Android Fanboy #104728E. Thats about as much as Google cares about you.

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          No, bias is absolutely stupid. Btw The software into hardware thing doesn’t require you to own it. Lol even stating that you never owned a Samsung phones shows your bias. Sorry that you are just another nonsense crybaby when it comes to Samsung.

  • Gooncityfl

    Probably won’t sell

  • spidey_geek

    How soon is soon? LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/omgitzjose Jose Guitian Cicero

    what acer did to android kills it for me but i could see this being a good seller for like a $100.

    • Landon Gonsalves

      OMG just watched a demo for it and you are absolutely right. I thought touchwiz was the worst Android overlay, but MAN what Acer put together is crazy. Its all over the place and a mess. Would have been a great device with Vanilla Froyo…easy upgrade to Gingerbread would follow… what a shame.

  • av8tor

    ACER tech support is the absolute worst and the quality of the mechanical products they produce is even worse. Two ACER laptops literally fell apart within 16 months.
    I’ll pass…

  • Anonymous

    Well, it looks like I am the only one who find the peel-off unlock and on-screen weather forecast appealing. Acer has done something different and aiming to increase Android variety.

    In fact, I find it appalling if Acer tried to be a copycat of TouchWiz or SenseUI or even EspressoUI ^^

    IMHO, I would say it is a good way to go :D

    Cheers,

  • rev2redlineguy

    The phone itself looks pretty swift and attractive. Of course I know I can’t give any type of feedback for a product until I’ve had the chance to try it out myself. So for me to ditch this phone without using it first would be like me telling you that chocolate tastes horrible even though I’ve never eaten any (now that’s a lie…lol!). But anyways, you get my point. Oh, and back in the 90′s I used to own a desktop computer (rather heavy too) Acer Aspire. That sucker lasted for over 5 years and I even used it on the internet. I finally got rid of it in 2002 and got an HP computer.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t believe someone who says chocolate isn’t delicious lol that would just be a whole mess of blasphemy.

  • Derrickps3

    don’t like it, all it is, is a different looking device with android on it

    • Anonymous

      I hope you are being sarcastic. I have the feeling you are but you never know.

  • J

    I really hope T mobile gets this. The only computers I trust are Acers. I’m hoping this phone is as good as their computers.

    • Jals43

      You’ve got to be kidding! Acers computers are low quality! There’s a reason why they are priced so cheap compared to the competition.

      • Dale Murphy

        Acer computers offer great value and are not low quality, in my opinion. I own a netbook and love it. If you want to overpay for a computer…go ahead.

      • J

        I’ve had my Acer for about 6 years, and I’ve never had a problem with it. It still performs more than good enough for my liking.

  • sean

    Looks like a garmin phone and for that reason, it will never sell

    • Anonymous

      That is a false and stupid assumption.

    • Tenko

      So what if it does look like a garmin phone? As long as its priced well and a its great in general, who cares?

    • Tenko

      So what if it does look like a garmin phone? As long as its priced well and a its great in general, who cares?

  • Anonymous

    Nice specs! Froyo with no skin over it, flash player, ok camera! If it has good battery life, gps and multi touch it might sell…

  • Mikestrass212

    i do for 2011 with samsung t259 and sony ericsson playstation phone

  • Anonymous

    Price will be a key factor here. Price it alongside the Motor DEFY and it’ll probably sell quit well. Power users may avoid the custom overlay, but average consumers probably won’t care.

  • Bryanez

    It doesn’t seem like anything really special. You can get the same specs of the phone with one of the ones out already. Maybe if Acer brought some kind of special feature then I would accept it to the tmobile line up.

  • percy

    I’ve had just about every mid to high end Android phone to come to market and I am not a fan of skins at all but I don’t think this one is worse than touchwiz. Actually, besides for that peely thingy I think it is pretty Damn good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    i have had some bad experiences with there computers so i dont think i would want to trust them again with a cell phone

    • Jals43

      Same here. I don’t trust the quality of Acer….

  • Anonymous

    Looks cool but that bezel around the screen looks one of the biggest ive seen on a modern day touch screen smart phone.

    It’s not nit-picking either IMO. For me personally, everyday use with a smart phone

  • http://twitter.com/edfungus edfungus

    bring it, more selection the better :D

  • EZC

    Nope, don’t need another 800mhz phone.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah… we don’t need the same processor that got overclocked to 1.9ghz?? whats wrong with you?

    • Snuggl3s

      If the G2 hasnt taught you clockspeed isnt everything than idk what will and @Jbrowne1012 LOL THANK YOU!

      • Anonymous

        Lol no problem

  • mikeyo

    just saw a video of the phone on youtube and that thing is fat at hell. needs to be a lot more streamlined for my liking.

  • Anonymous

    I think this device would be a nice addition to the t-mobile lineup.

  • Antoine66

    the more the better

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I’ll wait for that Nokia 4.3 inch smartphone. Nice for everyday use though.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I’ll wait for that Nokia 4.3 inch smartphone. Nice for everyday use though.

  • Anonymous

    Looks too much like a windblows phone, man i wish HTC and Tmobile would get together a make something nice.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Hey dynamite drop in!

      • Anonymous

        Why Dave i do get the feeling i’m not wanted hear, ha.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I have no problem with you being “here”, I have a problem with your flamebait comments.

        • Jesse

          I’m just curious who next will make a Android phone… Sony? Blackberry? I’d like to see a decent Blackberry with a new style. I love my Android devices but it’s tuff to see them not innovating a different style of them. This Acer design seems very similiar to the Garmin phone.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          The Charm was a really nice Android Blackberry-ish phone. Blackberry will probably stick with their OS but the PSP phone is running Android. Sucks that it won’t be able to play PSP games though at least not out of the box it won’t.

    • Anonymous

      Was Nexus One not nice? Was G2 and G1 and G2 touch not nice? Was MyTouch3G slide and 4G not nice? I mean really they all were nice and have focuses on different people.

  • Anonymous

    Lets just say i’m passionate about Android, and the rest of the platforms are irrelevant in my eyes. If someone disagrees its on them whether they respond or not, if a response is even warranted. Anyway I see your feeling chatty, must be a slow might. ha.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      You can be passionate about Android all you want, that doesn’t mean others need to share that feeling. I’m always chatty on here :-) Don’t push Android on everyone, it isn’t a one size fits all solution!

      • Anonymous

        Hey i cant help but reply if someone replies back, call it trolling call it having the last word or call it someone who just wont shut up ;-} I like that “one size fits all” idea, Thats been my motto since 2005 when it comes to Android.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          I’m a Symbian/Maemo/Meego fan first then Android then Winmo.

        • Anonymous

          sucks for you, did you hear Symbian closing up shop Dec 17th. I see Android in your future.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Ahhh, Tales of the uniformed fanboy. Symbian’s “Foundation” is changing to a Liscensing Body which is why the Symbian Foundation “Website” will be closing. I would love to keep owning you but I’d rather let Symbian themselves have the rest of you.

          To get all the facts and read the whole story, go here:
          http://www.symbian.org/news-and-media/2010/11/08/symbian-foundation-transition-licensing-operation

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Ahhh, Tales of the uniformed fanboy. Symbian’s “Foundation” is changing to a Liscensing Body which is why the Symbian Foundation “Website” will be closing. I would love to keep owning you but I’d rather let Symbian themselves have the rest of you.

          To get all the facts and read the whole story, go here:
          http://www.symbian.org/news-and-media/2010/11/08/symbian-foundation-transition-licensing-operation

        • http://twitter.com/niididdy Nii Okunor

          Just wanna say hi Wilma. Long time. It’s NiiDiddy. Trying to figure out how to change my name back lol.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          How come I didn’t notice the Nii. I should’ve known it was you. Hey NiiDiddy. You should be able to change it in the text field above your Email. I want my Twisted SmileyFace back.

        • Anonymous

          Really? Symbian?? ugh so much wrong with that but to each their own I guess. Is Meego even out yet in America?? and as well as Maemo? N900? I do believe there is a reason not many companies hop on your first 3 choices. Android and WinPhone7 is where its at. Android always first though. Hell even iOS is better than your first 3.

  • somebody

    pretty nice i see no reason to get it its nothing special but it seems like a great phone if priced right

    i like the look is it vanilla android ?

  • somebody

    pretty nice i see no reason to get it its nothing special but it seems like a great phone if priced right

    i like the look is it vanilla android ?

  • http://twitter.com/niididdy Nii Okunor

    I feel like I’ve been AWOL from Tmonews. As things get back to “normal” so will my frequent visits. Anyway, I do not like anything Acer. Not only that – this phone reminds me of that cheap-feeling junk, The Garminfone.

  • Drzfr3shboialex

    Acer would benefit more from T-mobile since AT&T is anti-android

  • Anonymous

    Well miss Flintstone I don’t know what you take from the link, but reading it is clear that the share holders want to restructure because of failing development and are looking into going open source. Which means the share holding majority walks with money, in other words Wilma the controlling shares want out. Say goodbuy to Symbian its gonna be a the fast death.

    Hmm funny I thought Win Phone would go first.

    PS: I can see Dave now shaking head back and forth sideways. Ha.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Haaaa!!! We all know you’re a closed minded Android Only fanboy (you even admitted it) so hardly anybody will take what you have to say about any other OS seriously. Just give it a rest. You lost. I’ll be moving on to people actually worth debating with now. K, see ya, ciao.

      • Anonymous

        You have said youll move on before yet hear you are. And I have nothing to give up, Android is number one. Sorry dude.

        Android Rules.

        • Bratty

          Android is number 1??? You smoking too much crack dude – go nap. Look at global sales, look at this thing called the iPhone and then take another nap to get ready for another ass kicking by Wilma if you still want to come back for more..

        • Tortionist

          You’re smoking crack. According to figures released, Android is the number two smartphone OS behind Symbian only. It’s also projected Android will pass up Symbian in about 4 years, unless Symbian dies a quick death. Sorry, but Android rules! You i-phone fanboys have your work cut out for you.i-phone has more apps, but that won’t last much longer. It’s pure economics.

        • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Ha, figured it out. Back now as NiiDiddy lol. Sorry David, I know my comment ain’t relevant. But I’d like you to know that I love the new look and new features of the site (Been awhile since I’ve been on here). Not that it matters, but it would have been a cool “unveiling” for the New Yr. :). Keep up the hard work.

  • Anonymous

    Ha, figured it out. Back now as NiiDiddy lol. Sorry David, I know my comment ain’t relevant. But I’d like you to know that I love the new look and new features of the site (Been awhile since I’ve been on here). Not that it matters, but it would have been a cool “unveiling” for the New Yr. :). Keep up the hard work.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Where ya been man?! Welcome back!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Washington/100000190010519 Jeremy Washington

        what no dislike button for trolls :{

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Where ya been man?! Welcome back!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Where ya been man?! Welcome back!

  • Emil Ghoting

    This looks like a Captivate clone… not worthy of a repeat performance.

  • Emil Ghoting

    This looks like a Captivate clone… not worthy of a repeat performance.

  • anon

    We all know the iphone is better whoever says android is better is because they dont want to leave verizon. android sucks htc sucks stop denying it apple is the best

    • Effyouapple

      And your breath smells like Steve Jobs johnson

    • Anonymous

      tmobile has currrently onlt 2 wp7 phones…….your point is?

      that your going to at&t

  • Wizz

    Acer Intros Android-Based Smartphone with 4.8-Inch Display
    Nov 23, 2010, 10:41 AM by Eric M. Zeman

    This is the android mobile phone made by Acer that everybody wants T-Mobile to get ….!

    At a media event in New York City, Acer introduced several new products, including a smartphone running Google’s Android operating system. The phone, which doesn’t have a name, sports a 4.8-inch LED backlit display with a 21:9 aspect ratio configuration and 1024 x 480 pixels. Acer says the device has a 1GHz processor and offers Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and HSDPA at 14.4Mbps radios. Other features include an 8 megapixel camera with flash, 2 megapixel secondary camera, HDMI with DLNA sharing, and Dolby Mobile. Acer doesn’t have distribution deals with U.S. carriers yet, but said it is talking to them. The new smartphone is expected to reach the market by April 2011

    • Anonymous

      Amen. Ironic how, what was it the same day? that this beast of a phone was announced and then we get word that the little baby Acer may be coming our way? When will they get it right?

    • Anonymous

      Amen. Ironic how, what was it the same day? that this beast of a phone was announced and then we get word that the little baby Acer may be coming our way? When will they get it right?

    • Anonymous

      Amen. Ironic how, what was it the same day? that this beast of a phone was announced and then we get word that the little baby Acer may be coming our way? When will they get it right?

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