Acer shows off Android netbook, smartphone

Acer shows off Android netbook, smartphone

Summary: The manufacturer demonstrated its first Android handset, the Liquid, alongside the UK's first Android-toting netbook at a London event on Wednesday

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  • On the Liquid, Acer has implemented its own user interface (UI) on top of Android 1.6.

    The UI skin lets the user flip through applications using tabs that stick out from the edge of the screen.

  • At the exhibit, Acer showed off its Aspire 5738DG laptop, which lets the user watch media in 3D.

    The notebook comes with polariser glasses to make certain content viewable in 3D, thanks to a special film that coats the screen.

  • Acer's Aspire 1820P notebook has a convertible tablet display that allows multitouch input.

    Windows 7, which the 1820P uses, is the first version of Microsoft's operating system to have touchscreen functionality baked in from the start.

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  • Oooo..

    Nice little line up indeed, especially liked the phone.
    CA-aba1d