Android-based Acer Liquid e smartphone headed to Rogers this spring

Summary:Canada didn't win that hockey game last night, but they have beaten the U.S. to getting the Acer Liquid e smartphone, set to arrive in North America with Canadian provider Rogers this spring. It's not really a consolation prize, but it looks like a decent smartphone.

Canada didn't win that hockey game last night, but they have beaten the U.S. to getting the Acer Liquid e smartphone, set to arrive in North America with Canadian provider Rogers this spring. It's not really a consolation prize, but it looks like a decent smartphone.

Acer's upcoming handheld will be first Android 2.1-powered smartphone in the land of our neighbors to the north, and the first Acer phone at all in North America.

The Liquid e made its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, and while there still isn't an official price or a spring date to mark on the calendars yet, some features to look forward to include a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 7.2Mbps 3G capability, a Snapdragon 768MHz processor, Wi-Fi and a 5-megapixel camera.

Topics: Android, Google, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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