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 of the phone.

For starters, it comes with Android 2.1 pre-installed. That brings plenty of goodies - voice search, Google Goggles, an improved mapping application and a visual refresh for the UI. Acer has then added in support for five homescreens, a quick contacts option, extra live wallpapers, a revamped keyboard layout and an updated version of the Android browser which adds HTML5 support, double-tap zooming and geolocation support.

The Liquid e has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, Qualcomm 768MHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, headphone jack, b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, MicroSD slot and about 5 hours of talk-time battery life, or 400 hours of standby time.

UPDATE: We've just spoken to the chaps at the Acer booth who confirmed that you can get your fix of Liquid e from 2 April. Existing Liquid owners will see a roll-out of Android 2.1 "a few" months later. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES Get the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on the network that gives you 4G in more places than any other. EE runs the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast 4G in more places than any other operator after pioneering the UK’s first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. The networks coverage extends to 90% of the UK’s landmass and EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being ranked the UK’s best overall network by RootMetrics.