Acer Unveils Ferrari-themed Liquid Android Phone; Only 200,000 units to be Manufactured

Written By Sam on 17 November 2010

If you are a Ferrari fan, Acer has a smartphone just for you. For the company has joined hands with the Italian sports car manufacturer to unveil the new device that is reported to be based on Google’s Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS. However, we don’t know whether the handset is capable of receiving a future Android 2.2 update or not.

Called the Liquid E Ferrari, this will be a limited-edition handset, from Acer’s Liquid model line, complete with the characteristic red splash as well as the Ferrari logo at the back. This isn’t the first time the duo has got together for a limited-edition handset. We heard of the special edition Ferrari-themed Acer Liquid E smartphones last September; and have also seen Ferrari-based notebooks earlier. The newly-announced handset too will come with the same features we saw in previous Liquid E phones and will be packed in a carbon fibre body with chrome detailing.

Here’s a cursory glance at the features of the Liquid E Ferrari:

  • A TFT 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 262K colors and 480×800 pixels resolution
  • Bundled Ferrari content, including Ferrari wallpapers, ringtones of Ferrari engines and videos
  • Pre-loaded Acer Media Player widget and the Acer Web player widget
  • A 768 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 processor
  • Android 2.1 (Eclair) platform
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and geo-tagging
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM
  • A microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 16GB)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • HSUPA 2.0 Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support
  • Bundled Ferrari-branded Bluetooth headset with noise cancellation technology.

The device was unveiled at the Ferrari Theme Park event in Abu Dhabi, UAE, recently. We hear Acer will manufacture only 200,000 units of the device this time. Pricing details are not yet available. What we do know is the device will be available at all Ferrari stores. However, considering it will be tagged ‘limited edition,’ be prepared to shell out a tad more than what you would on another startphone with similar features because exclusivity is expected to come at a premium cost.

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