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The petite Acer Liquid Z2 (hands-on)

At just 99 euros, the Acer Liquid Z2 is pint-size and targeted at first-time Android users.

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BARCELONA, Spain- Don't dismiss the Acer Liquid Z2 because of its small stature. This new handset showcased at MWC 2013 may be on the petite side in terms of many Android smartphones, but the gadget manages to squeeze Android 4.1 Jelly Bean plus support for dual-SIM cards in its compact frame.

We go hands on with the tiny Acer Liquid Z2 (pictures)

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If you're expecting a massive screen here, the Liquid Z2 will disappoint. That's because the device uses a miniscule 3.5-inch LCD with a low 480x320-pixel resolution. The phone's other components won't prove thrilling to mobile computing mavens, either, such as a 3-megapixel camera, 1GHz single-core MediaTek processor, and paltry 512MB of RAM.

Still, for a low and unsubsidized price of just 99 euros, I suppose you can't complain too loudly. The Liquid Z2 supports dual-SIM cards, too, one for work and one for personal use, for example. I bet some users will find this feature very handy.

According to Acer, the Liquid Z2 has already begun shipping globally so don't be surprised if the handset appears at a mobile store near you in the near future.