Available now on Orange and T-Mobile, the Liquid Express comes with an NFC chip hidden under the hood, and although the tech’s yet to take off in the UK, Acer is promising to make e-wallet technologies easier to use.
Allen Burnes from Acer says: “Even if contactless technology has only just started spreading across the UK, it is important for the customer to take into account future need when choosing a new model. In a few months’ time quite a number of smartphone users, whose new smartphones don’t include NFC functionality, will have to change their mobile in order to benefit from this new technology.”
On the spec-front, the mid-range Acer also arrives running Android 2.3.3. (Gingerbread) OS, paired with an 800MHz single-core processor and a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen.
Adopters of the NFC smartphone will also find a custom user interface onboard complete with Acer’s Social Jogger app, a 5 megapixel rear-facing shooter with LED flash, an integrated FM radio, and all of the usual connectivity options (Bluetooth, HSDPA, WiFi).
The Acer Liquid Express is available now in Orange and T-Mobile stores, fetching £15.32 a month and £20.50 a month respectively.