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Photos: Google Android dual boots with Windows 7 on Acer netbook

A look at the latest kit from Acer, including the Liquid smartphone...
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A look at the latest kit from Acer, including the Liquid smartphone...

This week saw hardware maker Acer announcing the latest additions to its laptop and smartphone ranges.

One of the devices to debut was this dual-boot version of its Acer Aspire One D250 netbook (pictured above in white).

The laptop will feature two OSes: Google's open source Android will sit alongside a choice of either Windows 7 or XP.

Photo credit: Acer

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Here's the netbook running the Android OS. Acer said the advantage of an Android boot option is much faster loading and shut down times - the company claims netbook users can starting chatting, sending emails or searching the net within 18 seconds by booting into Android, while the device can be shut down in three seconds when running the open source OS.

Users requiring full-fat Windows computing can switch OSes when needed, it added.

The 10.1-inch display netbook will launch at the end of this month.

Photo credit: Flora Graham/CNET.co.uk

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Acer has also shown off a smartphone running Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset for low-power mobile computing called Liquid.

The device runs the latest iteration of Android - 1.6 - which supports different screen resolutions, meaning it's the first wide VGA Android smartphone. It's also the first Android phone to be powered by Snapdragon.

The Liquid smartphone will be available later this year.

Photo credit: Flora Graham/CNET.co.uk

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Acer, a partner for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, has also launched special editions of the Aspire 4810T and Aspire 1410 (pictured above) laptops to celebrate the events - with the five Olympic rings emblazoned on the lid and keyboard.

Photo credit: Acer

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