Acer Issues Press Release outing their 'Liquid Glow' ICS Smartphone Ahead of MWC


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Acer wanted to give us a full tease of a new phone they plan to debut next week at Mobile World Congress. Their new Android phone will be called the "Liquid Glow" and has some pretty good specs to go along with the over-the-top name. I half expected the phones to come in some bright neon colors with that name. Here's their full press release with several details:

Acer presents its Liquid Glow smartphone at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.[/B] Based on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, this smartphone brings the ultimate balance between style, performance and affordability — ideal for today's fun-seeking, social-networking youth.

The Liquid Glow sports a 3.7-inch screen and portrays Acer's signature look with nice curves, chrome details, and a soft-touch casing combined to deliver the perfect size, grip and feel. This new smartphone will be available in a series of trendy colors: Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat's-eye Black. Going a step further, the onscreen display style varies with the external color, making each smartphone a unique fashion statement.

The Liquid Glow brings together the power and the convenience of Ice Cream Sandwich, providing a user-friendly interface along with widgets to easily stay connected, entertained and updated. It also works with the latest voice-input engine from Google, which guarantees a continuous "open microphone" experience and streaming voice recognition.

The smartphone's 5 MP rear camera features an LED flash for low light, as well as panoramic image capture and touch focus. With Android Beam, photos can be shared by a single tap with another NFC powered Android device, without the hassle of launching application or pairing. What’s more, Android Beam can also share anything like contacts, favorite apps, music or videos instantaneously through NFC.

Please come and see the new Liquid Glow smartphone at Acer Pod, located inside the Google Android Booth, Hall 8 - 8C25.

The Acer Liquid Glow will be available in early summer 2012.

Of course, at this time, we don't have a concrete release date, nor carrier info or pricing, and we may not have any of those things even after they showcase the phone at MWC, but it could be worth investigating.

Source: Acer - UK
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Very cool. From the pictures, it looks like a smaller Galaxy Nexus. I think it looks really nice and will attract those that found the Nexus too big. I would have preferred a slightly smaller Nexus, but 3.7 is a tad small for my tastes (especially after experiencing this enormous screen). :p
[/B] Based on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system

And? Would you expect other wise? Vanilla Android phones are a rarity. If it came WITH OUT a modified version of ICS, then I would be surprised.