Intel-Based Acer Liquid C1 Smartphone Goes Official

This is the first Intel-powered handset to arrive in Asia Pacific

On Thursday, Intel and Acer officially announced the upcoming availability of Acer Liquid C1 in Thailand, the first smartphone in the country to sport an Intel processor inside.

The new device arrives on shelves with Intel’s Atom Z2420 processor, and is expected to provide users with fast data connectivity capabilities, as well as with appealing performance capabilities, and great graphics.

The smartphone was made official with a 4.3" IPS qHD (960 x 540) touchscreen display, the aforementioned 1.2GHz processor inside, and Intel XMM 6265 slim modem with quad-band capability. Both Black and White flavors will be released on shelves.

Acer also announced that the new handset would be available for purchase at a special promotional cost during the Mobile Expo on 7-11 February, and that it would also enjoy expanded availability in the weeks to follow, at a price of THB9,990 (VAT-inclusive).

“Acer, together with Intel, is making exciting history for the smartphone market. Today we are introducing Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside -- the first of its kind in Asia Pacific,” Mr. Alan Chiang, general manager, Acer Computer Co., Ltd. said.

“Acer Liquid C1 marks a successful milestone and proves that the smartphone is a small form factor of computing device which requires expertise from leading technology companies who truly understand and lead in innovation.”

“Intel introduced the Intel Atom processor Z2420 (code-named Lexington) at CES early this month. Today Acer is the first to introduce a product based on this new technology in this region,” he continued.

Acer Liquid C1 runs under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, while packing an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back.

It also features a front camera for video calling, 4GB of internal memory, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n (/n HT20), Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, GPS receiver, a 2,000 mAh battery, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of external storage.


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