Acer, Intel launches 1st smartphone based on Intel Atom processor

Tech January 31, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Acer and Intel Thursday launched the first smartphone based on Intel Atom processor Z2420 for the Asia Pacific region.


The Acer Liquid C1 smartphone will first be made available with a special promotion during Mobile Expo on February7-11, with wider retail availability at a retail price of Bt9,990 (VAT included) in the following weeks.
 following.  The device comes with a 4.3 inch LCD touch display and great price performance2.
Alan Chiang, General Manager, Acer Computer Co., Ltd, described the launch as the successful milestone.
“Intel introduced the Intel Atom processor Z2420 [code-named Lexington] at CES early this month. Today Acer is the first to introduce a product based on this new technology in this region,” Chiang said.
Accharas Ouysinprasert, Country Manager, Intel Microelectronics (Thailand) Ltd, said Intel and Acer have cooperated to provide “a powerful option” in the smartphone market.
“By working closely with Acer, we are offering the market a powerful option, for a device that deliver a great user experience in terms of amazing battery life, rich graphics for casual gaming, advanced camera features, smooth web browsing and multi-tasking. Today marks a significant milestone for Intel and Acer as this effort builds on our already strong and broad strategic collaboration across many compute segments,” Accharas said.
Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside features and specifications:
-Intel Atom processor Z2420 (1.2GHz)
-Intel XMM 6265 slim modem with quad-band capability
-4.3-inch IPS qHD touch screen (960x540, 16:9 ratio)
-Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
-8 megapixel main camera at 5 frames per second, AF & LED 
-0.3 megapixel front camera
-4GB Storage, expandable with microSD card of up to 32 additional GB
-Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n (/n HT20)
-GPS / Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
-2,000 mAh battery   
-Dimensions 127.3 x 65.5 x 9.95 mm.
-Weight 140 g