Archive for December 13th, 2009

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Google Goggles hits Android


All privacy issues aside Google Goggles looks like a pretty swish time saver that I know I would use. By using the camera and GPS functionality in the phone Goggles looks up information on whatever it is you point the lens at. A business, restaurant, plant or book. Business card recongnition has been around for a while and it’s like taking this feature and using if for everything. Have a look at the video after the break.

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Acer Liquid unboxing video

Acer and formerly Eten are no stranger to Windows Mobile smartphone devices but before the launch of the Acer Liquid (Acer A1) they’d never strayed from the Microsoft platform. The Acer Liquid launched earlier this week and is Acer’s first foray in to the world of Android OS and there’s another first for this handset, it’s the first Android powered handset to have a WVGA, 480×800 pixel display. Previously the largest display was 320×480.

Acer Liquid (Acer A1)

Acer Liquid (Acer A1)


If you take a look at the specification of the Acer Liquid (aka Acer A1) you’ll see some excellent plus-points. Starting with the Snapdragon processor, not the 1Ghz version but still a pretty rapid 768MHz then there’s 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM to keep things running along at a fair old clip. There’s also a 5MP auto-focus camera, and although there’s no flash, it’s about the best camera to be found on an Android handset, the 5MP camera with flash in the Motorola Milestone being just that bit better.

So we’ll be spending the next week or so trying out the Acer Liquid, one of us on the team will be using it as our main handset and giving it a thorough test. The review will be here for you soon. As always we have a quick unboxing video for you which is more of a tour of the hardware. I’ll also have a more detailed video of the OS and UI for you soon. Please do feel free to submit your comments or questions about the Acer Liquid over on the forum and we’ll do our back to address them for you!


Acer Liquid unboxing video


Acer Liquid specification:

  • Operating System: Android 1.6 (Donut)
  • Processor: Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz
  • Memory: ROM: 512MB / RAM: 256MB
  • Display: 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen with WVGA resolution
  • Network: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • microSDHC (supports up to 32GB)
  • 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • Talk Time: Up to 300 minutes
  • Standby Time: Up to 400 hours
  • Battery: 1350mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Dimensions: 115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 135 grams with battery


Posted by: Matt

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Google Phone is Android HD2

HTCPassiongooglephone It looks like Google is employing HTC to build them a phone. Those who remember the first Android device, the G1, will remember how this was to be the big Google phone on the market, Not so it would appear. Google at putting their backing in an unlocked device designed to storm and conform the market.

It’s a GSM device running Android 2.1 and reports are that it will be released in January of 2010, stateside. With a Snapdragon processor and a gorgeous OLED display the devices looks to be the HTC Passion or Dragon with heavy Googleisation. The Dragon was to be the Android equivalent of the HD2.

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