Acer teases Liquid Jade flagship smartphone, Liquid Leap wearable

Acer teases Liquid Jade flagship smartphone, Liquid Leap wearableI have to admit: I’d totally forgotten all about Acer, as it’s been several months since we’ve mentioned them on our hallowed pages.

But the Taiwanese manufacturer is very much alive and kicking, and over in New York this week it’s been talking about its Acer Liquid Jade flagship smartphone, alongside the Liquid Leap – its first foray into wearable tech.

Uhm, there’s not a great deal to go on at the moment, as this week’s press conference was more of a pre-launch type affair.

All we know about Acer Liquid Jade specs for now is that it’ll have a 5in display (or thereabouts) with Gorilla Glass, some flavour of Android (KitKat, presumably), and “no flat surfaces”. Photo nicked from CNET, incidentally.

As for the Acer Liquid Leap, it’s somewhat of a smartwatch/fitness band hybrid, offering text and call notifications. It’s 17mm thick, and comes in both red and black.

And, uhm, that’s all we know for now. There's no specific word on price, launch dates or availability for the Acer Liquid Jade or the Liquid Leap at this stage, but we’ll likely hear more at the Computex 2014 trade show in Taipei, which takes place from June 3 to June 7.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2014 at 12:41

Acer - shamefully underrated.
Yeah, yeah... Their first budget phones after the ETen buy-out were dreadful, but they have made some quality phones since.
Their UI overlays have been quite clever; software updates come quickly. Things like Dolby Pro as standard leaves many 'quality' flagships in the dust.

But I guess tech-bloggers don't wanna be seen praising a brand one finds in Tesco, Argos and Walmart...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2014 at 12:42

PS - I'm talking value-for-money!

SpeedyG  May. 2, 2014 at 20:53

I can't remember the last acer phone I saw in the flesh tbh.

Only thing of note I've give them some credit for, tho it's hard to get hold of.

Dual sim stuff aside, they're not a remarkable phone brand, pretty run of the mill.

JanSt / MOD  May. 3, 2014 at 06:33

Some. of there phones are unremarkable, there is no argument. But: even they usually hide something: usefulness.
And though they are not stunning to behold, they often feel very comfortable...

Of course the dual-sim feature makes them hard to pitch to networks. So, I reckon Acer don't exactly intend to shift a gazillion units.


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