Acer Liquid: First widescreen Snapdragon Android phone

The Acer Liquid is the first phone to use Qualcomm's nifty Snapdragon processor, and it's sporting a spacious widescreen display too. Click here for the first details

The Acer Liquid is the first Android smart phone to use the high-speed Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, which breathes fire into netbooks. Announced today, the phone will come with Android 1.6 Donut built-in.

Acer claims the Liquid's capacitive touchscreen is both high definition and wide-VGA, which doesn't sound right to us. Wide-VGA is more like extended definition, as it's wider than VGA but not tall enough for HD. Our corkscrew-haired Canuck colleague Flora Graham will reveal whether Androids that Donut dishes are as soft as your face, with a Liquid hands-on later today.

The Liquid uses Spinlets, Acer applications that stream music and video for free, and can be shared via the Web or email. Facebook, Twitter and other social sites are integrated to your address book, including real-time status updates.

The Liquid packs a camera with geo-tagging. It also boasts intriguing-sounding advanced features such as ISO adjustment and a self-timer.

The Acer Liquid series comes in red, white or black. Keep it Crave for more details, exclusive photos, and a hands-on from the launch event. In the meantime, why not check out the competition with our round-up of Android phones?

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