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Acer Unveils New Android Phone and E-reader

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Acer has announced a slew of new products today, including an Android smartphone and an e-reader. The e-reader will work with Barnes & Noble’s e-book library and offer Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity options.

The Android phone, known as the Acer Stream, will run Android 2.1 (though we’re sure it will be upgradable upon release), has a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor and 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen. Basically, it has very similar specifications to the Nexus One and the Droid Incredible.

Prices and release dates for both devices haven’t been announced, but the Acer Stream was recently cleared by the FCC, which indicates that it will be available in the U.S.

One user already has a hands-on demo of the Acer Stream available (see below).

As for the e-reader, it has a 6-inch eInk display, an ISBN scanner so you can scan your paper books to then buy digitally, and an integrated keyboard.

The e-reader isn’t all that appealing but the Acer Stream could be a great addition to the Android phone space. What do you think of these new devices?


Acer Liquid Running Android 2.2

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Ever since Google started getting the Froyo source code out to developers, they have been working seemingly round the clock to get it on a plethora of Android devices. The latest is the Acer Liquid, as you can see in the below video:

Still a few kinks to work out, but for all intents and purposes there it is running on the Liquid’s underclocked Snapdragon processor. If only OEMs could get builds out to their handsets as quickly as the developer community (an understandably daunting and unrealistic challenge), we’d all be sitting pretty with Android 2.2 in no time.

[via Frandroid]