Intel Atom-powered Acer Liquid C1 to head to rest of Asia

First launched in Thailand, this handset will soon be made available to the rest of Southeast Asia.

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BARCELONA, Spain--Launched two weeks ago in Thailand and making its first appearance outside of Asia is Acer's latest Intel Atom smartphone, the Liquid C1. The U.S. $331 handset sports a single-core Intel Atom Z2420 1.2GHz processor, a 4.3-inch qHD LCD display, 1GB RAM, and only 4GB of storage (but it does have a microSD card slot).

The quad-band C1 weighs just 140 grams, and also features an 8-megapixel camera. It also packs a 2,000mAh battery that should last you a day of use.

Meant for the Asia market, the Liquid C1 will soon head to other countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines sometime in March.

According to an Acer spokesperson, the company is planning on launching a high-end Intel Atom device that's slated for Q4. No further details were revealed.

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