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Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 headed to Europe this April

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Acer is continuing their push into Europe, and today they are announcing both the photographer-centric Liquid E3 and the mid-range Liquid Z4.

The E3 features a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, encased in a full unibody design. Under the glass you'll find a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.2.2 — which Acer says will be updated to KitKat later this year. The unique feature of the E3 is the specially designed LED flash, that when coupled with the 2MP camera has automatic settings for optimal portrait picture opportunities. The 13MP rear camera with "extra-fast" focus and great low-light abilities. Acer also includes Snap Note, an app designed for presenters, and AcerFloat which offers floating multi-windows.

The Z4 looks to be a general-purpose mid-range device, which means it fits in nicely with Acer's Z series. The 4-inch screen and dual-core processor will give the power to run all your favorite apps, and the "best in class" 5MP camera and LED flash lets users take photos and upload them to social media sites or share with friends and family. The software also includes AcerFloat — the multi-window desktop — and four user modes for the homescreen layout ranging from a kids mode, to an easy mode, "classic" Android and a special keypad mode. The Liquid Z4 will come in two colors: Essential White and Titanic Black.

Both phones should be available in Europe this April. The Liquid E3 will retail for €199, and the Liquid Z4 has a list price of €99. Acer will have the phones and more information at Mobile World Congress later this month, so look for more on these two from Barcelona. See both press releases and product images after the break.

Make Life A Touch Brighter with the Sleek and Powerful Liquid E3 Smartphone

Barcelona, February 20th 2014 – Following the success of its smartphone range, Acer today unveiled the Liquid E3, a compact 4.7-inch smartphone designed for photo enthusiasts looking to take great quality images to share with friends and family through social media.

The Liquid E3 features a beautiful 4.7 inch high-definition screen with IPS technology which makes images appear vivid at a wider viewing angle. Weighing only 135 grams and with a curved design, the Liquid E3 provides the user with a comfortable holding experience making it easy to grip both vertically and horizontally.

In addition to its sleek appearance the Liquid E3 is also powerful, running on Android 4.2.2 and equipped with a Quad Core 1.2 GHz processor, 4 GB of internal user storage, 1 GB of memory, Wi-Fi, and integrated GPS.

Images that wow

The Liquid E3 comes with both a 2MP front camera and 13MP rear camera with ultra-fast focus which means users never miss a shot. Users are no longer restricted to require good lighting in order to take vivid images, with high-speed image processing, brilliant low light photos are captured with high brightness allowing users to take images wherever and whenever they fancy. ‘Selfies’ have also never looked better thanks to the Liquid E3 front flash which optimises portrait quality in short distance plus the AcerRAPID™ key on the back. For those taking videos, enjoy clear and crisp sounds thanks to the front speaker which provides sound seamlessly without any disturbances.

Multitask with ease

With Acer SnapNote, users can capture stage presentations with automatic angle correction and PDF/PPT conversion making it easier than ever to take notes during a business meeting. AcerFloat™ User Interface also allows app windows to stay open, so users can multitask without having to back out of one app to work on another. The press of the multitask key brings up the Float Apps where opened apps on a translucent screen float over the function being used. It is easy to access or toggle between apps like the camera, maps, calculator, notes and browser . A Float Caller notification ensures that users will not be interrupted by incoming calls that take over the full screen. When a call comes in, the Float Caller mini-window pops up and the user can choose to take the call or reply with a quick message.

Easy to Share Files and Media

Acer smartphones also support AcerCloud, a file sharing and media management solution that lets users easily retrieve, enjoy and share their multimedia and data files using a variety of computing devices, including the automatic backup of your photos to your other connected devices. AcerCloud simplifies the management of digital assets across devices, regardless of platform, and is free on new Acer products.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Liquid E3 will be available in Europe starting from April at a suggested price of €199. The Liquid E3 will receive Android KitKat 4.4 later this year.


Make Life A Touch Smaller with the Elegant Liquid Z4 Smartphone

Barcelona, February 20th 2014 – Following the success of the Liquid Z series, Acer today unveiled the Liquid Z4, a compact 4-inch smartphone designed for those who enjoy taking photos, browsing the internet and using social media. The Liquid Z4 has been designed with smooth edges making it easy to grab on the go. Weighing only 130 grams the Liquid Z4 features a compact design and at 9.7mm thick it slips easily into a user’s hand or pocket.

The front speaker boosted by DTS Sound™ technology allows for a richer experience. The AcerRAPID™ design acts as a personal control key bringing even more "one-hand" control to the user allowing them to unlock and/or wake-up the screen, launch the camera, take a picture, launch apps from home screen and pick up phone calls in a very intuitive way.

In an elegant, glossy and silky finish design powered by Android 4.2.2, the Liquid Z4 provides users with many features such as a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, 4 GB of internal user storage, Wi-Fi, integrated GPS, and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.

Best-in class camera

The 5MP camera is great for those who love snapping away whilst on the go. With its 5 elements f2.4 lens, instead of the traditional 4 elements, and auto-focus, pictures appear even sharper and more vivid than before.

Custom profiles 4 you

  • The Liquid Z4 features four different Quick Mode profiles targeted at different users and age groups.
  • Basic Mode: for youngsters with fixed call and text functions;
  • Easy Mode: messages, radio, weather, magnify, clock, quick call contacts to make life easier;
  • Classic mode: all main functions in a simple and organised layout for first time smartphone users;
  • Keypad mode: for people who primarily use voice and need their keypad right away.

Easier multitasking with Float apps

AcerFloat™ User Interface allows app windows to stay open, so users can multitask without having to back out of one app to work on another. The press of a key brings up the Float Apps shortcut where apps on a translucent screen float over the function being used. It is easy to access or toggle between apps like the camera, maps, calculator and notes, and it can be customised with up to 8 favoured app shortcuts. A Float Caller notification ensures that users will not be interrupted by incoming calls that take over the full screen. When a call comes in, the Float Caller mini-window pops up and the user can choose to take the call or reply with a quick message.

Easy to Share Files and Media

Acer smartphones also support AcerCloud, a file sharing and media management solution that lets users easily retrieve, enjoy and share their multimedia and data files using a variety of computing devices, including the backup of their photos on their connected devices. AcerCloud simplifies the management of digital assets across devices, regardless of platform, and is free on new Acer products.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Liquid Z4 will be available in Europe starting from April at a suggested price of €99. The Acer Liquid Z4 will be available in two colours: Essential White and Titanic Black.

 

Reader comments

Acer announces two new Liquid series phones

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Was just about to mention that! The phones look OK but nothing amazing in my opinion. KitKat will be good for the phones though, hopefully they stick to those plans.

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I think it might be a groove of some sort to place finger on or open up the back easily. Actually just looked back through and seen the following paragraph:
"The AcerRAPID™ design acts as a personal control key bringing even more "one-hand" control to the user allowing them to unlock and/or wake-up the screen, launch the camera, take a picture, launch apps from home screen and pick up phone calls in a very intuitive way." So it's an AcerRAPID™ button presumably.

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no site mentions the z4 ram. At $99 I'd be pleasantly surprised with 1GB but as the E3 only has that I'd guess 512mb. Which would be shocking.

Where do you buy Acer phones? Where on the planet are they sold? In Europe, okay. Do carriers sell them? Electronics shops?

Nice looking phones for a person on a Raman noodle every night budget

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