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Acer announces 5.7-inch Liquid S1 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Acer Liquid S1

Acer is venturing into new device territory with the announcement of its latest Android-powered smartphone called the Liquid S1. It’s the Taiwan-based company’s first proper “phablet” in that it features a 5.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen display. Between that and its attractive exterior, it’s sure to get a lot of attention when it finally comes out. But will it really impress?

Part of the Acer Liquid S1′s full list of features are a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, an 8-megapixel rear camera, DTS Studio Sound, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. And according to the official press release, it will have “a day’s worth” of battery life. Plus, it also includes several nifty software features.

The Liquid S1 from Acer seems to follow in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy Note with the inclusion of extra software tricks which include Float User Interface which leaves some apps working on the screen so users can multitask without having to exit them, Voice Unlock which enables voice-activated app-related actions like launching and accessing certain parts of the UI, and an app called 2-Way Live Screen for real-time temporary group sharing between friends.

Acer has promised to release the Liquid S1 some time in Q3 2013 with a €349 (about $454) price tag. It’s certainly a good deal for the price, but still you have to think what kind of device it might have been had there been real high-end features injected into it — like a full HD screen and 4G LTE.

What’s your first impression of the Acer Liquid S1? Can you see yourself using an Acer-branded phablet in the future? Tell us what you’re thinking in the comments.

Acer’s First 5.7″ Mobile Companion Lets Users Take Their Wireless Office and Mobile Studio Everywhere

Acer Liquid S1 opens up more possibilities to explore a new lifestyle

TAIPEI, (June 3, 2013) Acer announces its first “phablet” device, designed to be the new travel companion for professionals and adventurers alike. With a large 5.7″ HD 1280 x 720 screen and intelligent applications, the Acer Liquid S1 greatly enhances mobile productivity and entertainment.

Featuring single/dual SIM cards, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, and a day’s worth of battery power, the Liquid S1 combines the work efficiency of a tablet PC with the convenience and multimedia-rich features of a smartphone. It is an all-in-one mobile device that opens up more possibilities for users to communicate and explore.

Wireless office at hand

The Liquid S1 is easy to carry and lets users access their documents and files wherever they go. Business people can leave documents behind, knowing that they can wirelessly retrieve their files via AcerCloud Docs. Users can also remotely access files from their main PC through Acer Remote Files. In addition, with the Liquid S1 businesspeople can project their presentations in 720p HD, and print documents straight from their phablet – all using wireless display and print features.

Everything under perfect control

Intuitive and useful applications that boost work productivity and maximize entertainment on the go are preinstalled on the …read more

Via: Android Authority