Acer Android 2.2 Liquid Mini & beTouch E210: CES Debut

After last years unveiling of their Liquid Metal smartphone, Acer has used CES as the platform to release two more devices to fall into their smartphone range. While the £300 Liquid Metal didn’t really explode off the shelves, it remains a nicely spec’d handset at a reasonable price.

With their latest additions, the Liquid Mini and beTouch E210, Rethink-Wireless say that Acer has aimed its sights directly at the budget market.

When it comes to features, BGR compares the Liquid Mini to LG’s Optimus One or Motorola’s Citrus. It’s 3.2” touchscreen display carries a 5 mega-pixel camera and uses a 600MHz processor with 512MB of RAM. As the name suggests the Mini is styled like its big brother the Metal, and gives five color options, which will appeal to the younger user market.

Mimicking BlackBerry’s designs, the beTouch E210 targets itself at the business end, holding its QWERTY keyboard underneath a 2.6” display. It packs a 416MHz processor sharing out 256MB of RAM with 512MB of ROM. Capable of WiFi and 3G connectivity, the beTouch displays a 3.2 mega-pixel camera.

As of yet no pricing structure has been announced for either devices, though both have been confirmed to run Android 2.2. When the price has been released we will be able to see how and where they will enter the market. If you like the look and sound of either smartphone, you will have to wait until March for the beTouch and April for the Liquid Mini to make their UK appearance. Release dates are still to be decided for the US.

Give us your verdict on Acers new smartphones, how much would you expect to pay?