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Acer unveils Android-based 'Liquid' A1

Running Donut version 1.6, no less

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Acer has mixed a dash of Android Donut together with a splash of Qualcomm Snapdragon to create what it hopes will be a market-leading smartphone.

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Acer's A1 is the first smartphone fro its new Liquid range

Called A1, the device is, Acer claimed, the world’s first smartphone to combine an 800 x 480 touchscreen with Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor and the latest incarnation of Google’s Android OS - version 1.6, aka Donut.

The A1 is actually the first phone that's part of the firm’s new Liquid smartphone series, all of which will, it’s believed, run Donut on Snapdragon.

Acer is keeping mum about the A1’s detailed specifications for the time being.

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The A1's slim, light and easy to operate

But, at a press conference in London today, Register Hardware discovered that the phone packs a 5Mp camera, a geo-tagging capability and support for Acer Sync – a cloud-based data synchronisation service akin to Apple’s MobileMe and Microsoft's My Phone. ®

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