Acer’s Android-based Liquid Stream smartphone has finally been launched, with the UK getting first dibs via Expansys. It’s a little late for the party though; while the spec should still make for a nice high-end Android phone with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.1 OS, 3.7-inch OLED screen and 5MP cam, it’ll have to go up against the recent wave of 4-inchers from HTC and Motorola now. Oh, and the iPhone 4.
It still isn’t necessarily a bad deal though; it’s a 3.7-incher for those who might feel that the Droid X and Evo 4G is a little bit too big for tighter pockets, and they could still offer this phone at a lower price point in markets where it goes up against the current big boys of the smartphone world. The features are rounded out by 720p HD recording capability, GPS and Wi-fi conenctivity, and access to the Android Marketplace for loading whatever app you need it to do.
It’s currently selling for the equivalent of around $610 for an unlocked unit, and is rumored to reach North American shores in October.