Two online mobile phone retailers have begun to stock the Acer Liquid, which is set to be the most powerful Android-based phone on the market, even though an official release date has yet to be confirmed.
The Liquid is powered by the Google Android platform, has a 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen and includes various multimedia capabilities and Acer-exclusive interface perks.
The 1Ghz Snapdragon processor which is housed within the Liquid will temporarily put it at the top of the Android pile in terms of raw power, although once the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the HTC Bravo emerge in 2010 the Liquid's main claim to fame will be diluted.
Despite the powerful processor, whispers within the media suggest that Acer has chosen to underclock the chip for an unknown reason.
However, those who have had a chance to get their hands on the Liquid have not reported any adverse affects on its performance if this is indeed the case.
A SIM free version of the Acer Liquid is available online from around £330, although those waiting for a contract-based alternative are advised not to hold their breath.
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