Computex is the big event which is taking place in Taiwan from 4th to 8th June in Taiwan, and can rightly be dubbed as equivalent of CES in USA, where many industry leaders of computers and information technology are participating.
Acer of Taiwan is participating in this exhibition in a big way. Acer has unveiled two devices today before the start of the event – Liquid S1 smartphone, which can be called phablet because of its display size of 5.7″ and world’s first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet Iconia W3.
Liquid S1 smartphone : sports a 5.7-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution and 257PPI, This Dual-SIM capable smartphone is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, and has a microSD card slot. The phone runs latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, and is packed with 2400mAh replaceable Li-polymer battery. This phablet is equipped with a 8MP rear camera with a 28mm lens, LED flash and supporting 1080p video recording, and the front 2MP snapper can grab 720p video recording.
Acer Float User Interface allows several app windows to stay open so users can multitask without having to back out of one app to work on another. A Float Caller notification ensures that users will not be interrupted by incoming calls that take over the full screen.
Speaking at the launch event in Taiwan today, Acer’s President of the smartphone business group said the Liquid S1 comes at a time when “it’s not about computers anymore; it’s about computing”.
“When we look at smartphones, we look at perspective and what new things we can bring in a smartphone,” Acer said. “Most smartphone products are very single-tasked, so focusing on that with the S1, we said ‘shall we make a larger smartphone or a tablet’?”
Featuring aluminium side grips, the Liquid S1 will start shipping in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, UK and Germany, followed by Spain and Italy with a starting price of Euro 349. The company has not revealed when this device will be released in India.