Latest Acer phone news

Battery boom: Acer Zest Plus phone crams in 5,000mAh for two-day life
Battery boom: Acer Zest Plus phone crams in 5,000mAh for two-day life By Mike Lowe

It's not often we see an Acer phone - as most of them don't end up in the UK - but the just-announced Acer Zest Plus has got one really big thing going for it: a massive 5,000mAh battery capacity.That's more capacious than even the likes of the Huawei... Read more

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone
Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone By Chris Hall

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is your first non-Lumia option for Windows 10 phone, if you want something other than Microsoft's home grown device.The Acer Liquid Jade Primo was first shown off at IFA 2015, where it was initially revealed with a Continuum... Read more

Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard
Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard By Stuart Miles

Acer has showcased a new smartphone at IFA in Germany that will turn into a PC when you connect the accompanying keyboard that comes in the box.The new "PC Phone" will be called the Jade Primo, and will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft's... Read more

Acer Predator 6 is a high end smartphone aimed at gamers
Acer Predator 6 is a high end smartphone aimed at gamers By Rik Henderson

During its pre-IFA press conference, Acer announced a new smartphone it is aiming squarely at gamers. High-end and powerful, the Acer Predator 6 has a 6-inch screen and deca-core MediaTek processor - that's 10-cores of power - and there is 4GB of RAM... Read more

Acer improves the Liquid Jade with brighter, faster Liquid Jade Z
Acer improves the Liquid Jade with brighter, faster Liquid Jade Z By Rik Henderson

Although it's not been long since the last Liquid Jade smartphone was released - Pocket-lint tested one back in November - the company has announced an upgrade, the Acer Liquid Jade Z.The new Android LTE handset has a 5-inch HD IPS display, much like... Read more

Acer Liquid M220: Company's first Windows Phone handset embraces a budget mentality
Acer Liquid M220: Company's first Windows Phone handset embraces a budget mentality By Rik Henderson

As part of a slew of Acer announcements during its pre-Mobile World Congress press event, the company has unveiled its first ever Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Liquid M220. However, it's unlikely to compete too much with Microsoft's more popular Lumia... Read more

Acer announces entertainment-focused Liquid Z500 smartphone
Acer announces entertainment-focused Liquid Z500 smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

Acer has announced a host of new products during its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin, including the Acer Liquid Z500 smartphone that offers a focus on entertainment.The Acer Liquid Z500 is all about the sound, featuring HD front-facing speakers with... Read more

Acer Liquid E3 and Z4 smartphones announced for UK release
Acer Liquid E3 and Z4 smartphones announced for UK release By Luke Edwards

Acer has taken the wraps off its new smartphone range ahead of Mobile World Congress next week . Here's what to expect from the new Liquid E3 and Z4 handsets.The Liquid E3 is a 4.7-inch HD IPS screened device housed in an 8.9mm-thin unibody. An as yet... Read more

Acer Liquid Z5 offers a 5-inch display, middling specs
Acer Liquid Z5 offers a 5-inch display, middling specs By Chris Hall

Acer is looking to bring the fight to the budget smartphone wars with the newly announced Acer Liquid Z5. This Android phone features a 5-inch display, but will be on sale for just €169.That might make it sound like a natural competitor for the excellent... Read more

Acer Liquid S2 6-inch phablet official and IFA-bound, able to record 4K video
Acer Liquid S2 6-inch phablet official and IFA-bound, able to record 4K video By Rik Henderson

Acer has officially announced its new phablet device ahead of an IFA unveiling later this week. The Acer Liquid S2 comes with a 6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display, 13-megapixel camera, and will be one of the first devices to unlock the 4K video recording... Read more

Acer Liquid ZX: Acer's incoming 3.5-inch Android smartphone
Acer Liquid ZX: Acer's incoming 3.5-inch Android smartphone By Chris Hall

Acer's president of smartphone ST Liew has revealed to Pocket-lint that the company will soon be launching a 3.5-inch Android device, which we believe will launch as the Acer Liquid ZX."We believe that we will capture small-screen smartphone and large-screen... Read more

Acer on Android: Design, enabling hardware and a nod to Samsung
Acer on Android: Design, enabling hardware and a nod to Samsung By Chris Hall

When Acer announced it was entering the smartphone business at Mobile World Congress 2009, we couldn't quite take it seriously. The message seemed to be volume and price, but wasn't wholly realistic in our eyes, not with the competition digging in for... Read more

Acer holding off Windows Phone 8 handsets until Microsoft can build momentum
Acer holding off Windows Phone 8 handsets until Microsoft can build momentum By Chris Hall

Acer has confirmed that it is interested in producing Windows Phone 8 handsets, but has concerns about committing to the platform at this time.In an interview with Pocket-lint, Allen Burnes, EMEA vice-president for Acer smartphone, said that Acer liked... Read more

Acer Liquid S1: New 5.7-inch phablet announced at Computex
Acer Liquid S1: New 5.7-inch phablet announced at Computex By Stuart Miles

Acer has announced  a new smartphone-come-tablet, the Acer Liquid S1, at Computex on Monday.The new 5.7-inch "phablet", as it's called by the company, will come with a 5.7-inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution screen, be powered by a 1.5GHz processor and feature... Read more

Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 official - European launch confirmed
Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 official - European launch confirmed By Hunter Skipworth

Acer's Liquid E1 has been confirmed for European launch, while the as yet unannounced Liquid Z2 has also been revealed.We first saw the Liquid E1 in January. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, uses a dual-core 1 GHz processor and features 1GB of RAM... Read more

Acer and Intel unveil Liquid C1 smartphone headed for South East Asia
Acer and Intel unveil Liquid C1 smartphone headed for South East Asia By Jake Smith

Intel and Acer have joined hands to unveil the Liquid C1. The low-cost smartphone is headed to South East Asia to offer mobile phone access to more people through Intel's Lexington chip program. The Lexington chip, unveiled at CES 2013, is low-cost... Read more

Acer Liquid E1 announced, to be shown at Mobile World Congress
Acer Liquid E1 announced, to be shown at Mobile World Congress By Rik Henderson

Acer has expanded its Liquid E range of Android smartphones with a mid-range model that doesn't look too shabby. The Acer Liquid E1 has been unveiled in China already and is expected to make its European debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at... Read more

Acer Liquid Gallant Duo available for under £150
Acer Liquid Gallant Duo available for under £150 By Danny Brogan

Days after being revealed, the Acer Liquid Gallant Duo - the manufacturer’s Android toting dual-SIM device - has been given a £148.99 price tag SIM free.The phone is available to pre-order now online from Expansys, even though the device is yet to... Read more

Acer unveils its Liquid Gallant smartphones complete with Ice Cream Sandwich and dual SIM
Acer unveils its Liquid Gallant smartphones complete with Ice Cream Sandwich and dual SIM By Danny Brogan

Acer has spilled the beans on two phones it will be showcasing at IFA this month. The Acer Liquid Gallant and Acer Liquid Gallant Duo are exactly the same beast, apart from the latter having dual-SIM capability.The phones will run Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream... Read more

Acer Liquid Glow Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC
Acer Liquid Glow Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC By Paul Lamkin

Acer, so often the forgotten player in team Android, has announced another handset that it will be showing off in Barcelona next week at Mobile World Congress - the Acer Liquid Glow.There's no detailed spec sheet at present for the first Liquid handset... Read more

Acer CloudMobile Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC launch
Acer CloudMobile Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC launch By Paul Lamkin

Pocket-lint has just had word from Acer that the Acer CloudMobile smartphone has received the iF design award 2012, in recognition of outstanding achievement in design.Bravo indeed.Except, we're not sure that we've ever heard of the Acer CloudMobile.... Read more

Acer Liquid Express with NFC in tow announced, superhero costume not required
Acer Liquid Express with NFC in tow announced, superhero costume not required By Hunter Skipworth

Acer has announced the Liquid Express smartphone, the latest in its Liquid range of Android phones. Shipping with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a Qualcomm 800MHz 7227 processor and a 5-megapixel camera, sadly we don't believe the superhero costume will be in... Read more

Windows Phone Mango Acer Allegro launches in France with Fast Charge tech
Windows Phone Mango Acer Allegro launches in France with Fast Charge tech By Ben Crompton

Acer has launched the Acer Allegro in France, making it Acer's first foray into the the worlld of the Windows Phone 7 operating system.Acer, on the whole, has been relatively quiet on the WP7 front, with just a nod to the Microsoft OS earlier in the year,... Read more

Acer C6 Liquid Express spilled by Orange
Acer C6 Liquid Express spilled by Orange By Paul Lamkin

Well, well, well, what do we have here? It's a brand spanking new Android Gingerbread handset from Acer that has slipped through the net virtually unnoticed - the Acer C6 Liquid Express.And it's heading for Orange, with a coming soon page being added... Read more

Acer Liquid Mini Ferrari Edition for the true racing fan
Acer Liquid Mini Ferrari Edition for the true racing fan By Stuart Miles

Ferrari fans sit up, and pay attention. How do you show how much you love your favourite car brand? Why, you buy the Acer Liquid Mini Ferrari edition Android smartphone of course.That’s right lovers of the prancing horse, you are now able to show your... Read more

Acer W4 Windows Phone 7 Mango handset spotted at Computex
Acer W4 Windows Phone 7 Mango handset spotted at Computex By Rik Henderson

The fact that Acer is one of the partners in Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 plans is no secret, it was confirmed around a week ago. However, it seems as if the companies have been working together, behind-the-scenes, for a lot longer.In addition, while Microsoft... Read more

Acer Liquidmini revamped with summer colour refresh
Acer Liquidmini revamped with summer colour refresh By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint was rather taken with the new Acer Liquidmini lineup on launch; not only did they launch packing Android 2.3 along with DLNA compatibility and a 5-megapixel camera, but they were also very colourful and shiny. And it's this colourful and shiny... Read more

ZTE, Fujitsu, and Acer join the Windows Phone 7 party
ZTE, Fujitsu, and Acer join the Windows Phone 7 party By Stuart Miles

Microsoft has announced that ZTE, Fujitsu, and Acer will be joining the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 party later in the year. The companies will be joining HTC, LG, and Samsung who’ve already got handsets on the market, and of course Nokia who announced... Read more

Acer boss quits after clashing with the board
Acer boss quits after clashing with the board By Paul Lamkin

Acer president and CEO Gianfranco Lanci has parted company with the Taiwanese company after clashing with board members because of "different views".Acer's statement, which says that Acer Chairman J.T. Wang will take charge for an interim period, indicates... Read more

Acer Windows Phone 7 devices coming Autumn 2011
Acer Windows Phone 7 devices coming Autumn 2011 By Paul Lamkin

An Acer spokesperson has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Acer will be joining the Windows Phone 7 party this autumn, with a September or October 2011 launch planned.At the tail end of last year Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci stated that although the company... Read more

Acer Liquidmini colourful Froyo handset
Acer Liquidmini colourful Froyo handset By Paul Lamkin

It's amazing how quickly the tech world evolves. Just a couple of months ago, we would all get super excited if we spotted a new Froyo touting handset, but nowadays (we call it post-CES 2011 syndrome) if a device isn't rocking at least Android 2.3, then... Read more

Acer reveals beTouch E210 budget Android smartphone
Acer reveals beTouch E210 budget Android smartphone By Paul Lamkin

It's not all about Android tablets and super-high spec smartphones over in Vegas, you know. There is room for more affordable options as well.Options like the Acer beTouch E210, which packs Froyo without packing a hefty price-tag (at least it shouldn't).The... Read more

Acer teases Android smartphone / tablet hybrid
Acer teases Android smartphone / tablet hybrid By Paul Lamkin

It's all go over in New York for Acer.Not content with unleashing the dual-screen Iconia and announcing that it will be releasing three tablets next year, the Taiwanese company also showed off a new Android smartphone with a whopping 4.8-inch screen.Now,... Read more

Win an Acer Stream mobile phone
Win an Acer Stream mobile phone By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has teamed up with EXPANSYS UK to give away an Acer Stream Android Smartphone worth £359.99 as a competition prize.Made for HD, the Acer Stream has a 3.7-inch display, using the latest AMOLED technology for better colour and a 5-megapixel... Read more

Acer Liquid Metal: The latest heavyweight Froyo handset
Acer Liquid Metal: The latest heavyweight Froyo handset By Paul Lamkin

Acer has brought its latest Android offering to the table - the Acer Liquid Metal - which promises not only a slick new look, but web browsing that is up to 10 times faster than previous Liquid models.The Acer Liquid Metal is packing Froyo, with a new... Read more

Acer Stream: exclusive to eXpansys
Acer Stream: exclusive to eXpansys By Paul Lamkin

We're quite excited about the Acer Stream. Its specs suggest that it could be a real player in the smartphone market and we liked the look of it when we got hands-on at the beginning of last month.We thought that the networks would be all over it like... Read more

Acer Stream Android handset hands-on
Acer Stream Android handset hands-on By Lars-Göran Nilsson

Although Acer has traditionally been a Windows Mobile company, it seems like the company is moving more and more towards Android. Its latest high-end handset, the Stream, offers a wide range of cutting edge features that we haven’t seen on competing... Read more

Acer beTouch E130 handset runs Android
Acer beTouch E130 handset runs Android By Lars-Göran Nilsson

Acer is to introduce the beTouch E130 - one of the company's range of affordable handsets. As such, it doesn’t have the latest cutting edge features, but could be hugely popular nonetheless. The E130 looks somewhat like a Blackberry handset, with a... Read more

Acer revs up special edition Liquid E Ferrari smartphone
Acer revs up special edition Liquid E Ferrari smartphone By Paul Lamkin

Acer has given its Liquid E handset a Ferrari makeover, creating a stylish mobile that motor racing enthusiasts will love.The Liquid E is an Android 2.1 handset with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip inside. It also has a 5-megapixel... Read more

Acer Stream: Powerhouse Android 2.1 phone
Acer Stream: Powerhouse Android 2.1 phone By Paul Lamkin

Acer, fresh from its launch of the LumiRead, has unveiled a powerful smartphone, with an impressive enough spec to make the likes of HTC and Samsung sit up and take notice. The Acer Stream runs Android 2.1 and, like the HTC Desire, has a 3.7-inch AMOLED... Read more

Acer beTouch E110 hands-on
Acer beTouch E110 hands-on By Chris Hall

The entry-point for Android with Acer is the beTouch E110. This dinky little chap comes with Android 1.5 and a 2.8-inch QVGA screen.You get the normal HSDPA connectivity, but it lacks the full plethora of connectivity, so you don't get Wi-Fi, but you... Read more

Acer beTouch E400 hands-on
Acer beTouch E400 hands-on By Chris Hall

We knew Acer was going to expand its Android offering and here we have the beTouch E400. If Android isn't your thing, you can always opt for the neoTouch P400 as they look the same.The beTouch E400 comes with Android 2.1 and a customisable interface similar... Read more

Acer reveals beTouch E110 and E400, and neoTouch1 P300 and P400
Acer reveals beTouch E110 and E400, and neoTouch1 P300 and P400 By Duncan Geere

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Acer has revealed a quartet of handsets that straddle the feature phone/smartphone divide. There's the beTouch E110, the beTouch E400 (pictured above), the neoTouch1 P300 and the neoTouch1 P400. In France and the... Read more

Acer to build Ferrari smartphone
Acer to build Ferrari smartphone By Duncan Geere

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Acer has announced that it'll soon be launching a Ferrari-designed smartphone, a continuation of the 7-year relationship between the two companies that has seen plenty of notebooks and netbooks arrive with the car... Read more

Acer updates Liquid to Liquid e
Acer updates Liquid to Liquid e By Duncan Geere

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Acer has revealed an update to its Liquid handset - the "Liquid e". Despite sharing a name with a recreational drug, the device might offer a worthy upgrade to people who weren't entirely convinced by the first edition... Read more

Acer reveals 2010 Android plans
Acer reveals 2010 Android plans By Duncan Geere

One of Acer's VPs, Roger Yuen, has spilled the beans on exactly what we can expect from the tech company in the first half of next year. The summary? Plenty of Android handsets.A full 5 or 6, in fact, which the company will be shipping in the first half... Read more

Acer Liquid A1
Acer Liquid A1 By Chris Hall

It was a day of firsts for Acer today: their first Android handset, the first handset with 1.6 Donut installed (for how long?) and the first Android device powered by the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset (again, for how long?). We got our hands on the... Read more

Acer Liquid A1 Android handset announced
Acer Liquid A1 Android handset announced By Chris Hall

Acer has officially announced the Acer Liquid A1, the company's first Android handset and also the first Android device to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset.It will come with version 1.6 (Donut) of Google's operating system and features an 800 x 480... Read more

Acer shows working L1, C1 and F1
Acer shows working L1, C1 and F1 By Lars-Göran Nilsson

Acer was showing off three new Windows Mobile 6.5 devices at its booth during Computex, the L1, C1 and F1, that we've brought you brief news of before. These are currently just code names and might not be the final product names, although we like the... Read more

Acer confirms Android handset "in 2009"
Acer confirms Android handset "in 2009" By Duncan Geere

PC manufacturer Acer has confirmed rumours that it will be launching an Android handset in 2009. It also says that it will launch nine other models this year, all running Windows Mobile. The company announced four of those at Mobile World Congress earlier... Read more