Acer may not be a well-known, household name when it comes to smartphones here in the United States, but that’s obviously not slowing down the manufacturer from launching handsets worldwide. (It’s also no secret that the developer community likes to use Acer’s custom UI for some custom ROMs out there.) They’ve just launched another handset, called the Liquid Express, and Acer is proud to show off their first NFC-capable device.
We’ve heard a lot about near field communications-equipped devices, especially with the likes of Google pushing contact-less payment methods with the Samsung Nexus S (and the Galaxy Nexus), but the technology has seemed to taper off slightly. Acer doesn’t want it to go to waste, though, so they’ve launched a new handset to feature the technology. Unfortunately, with the Express’ 3.5-inch touchscreen display, the 800MHz Qualcomm 7227 processor, and 5MP rear-facing camera, the device may not be at the top of the list for this holiday shopping season.
It does launch with Android 2.3 right out of the box, so that should count for something. It is available for T-Mobile UK right now for free, as long as you’re willing to pay at least £15.32 a month for 24 months, or Orange’s £20.50 a month for 24 months.