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Acer Hopes Less is More with the Acer Liquid Z3

By Kevin Thomas on 02nd August 2013


One of the key selling points of the Acer Liquid Z3 seems to be how small it is....


Acer is a name that tends to be more associated with computers than smartphones, but with four handsets released already this year that’s something that Acer looks set to change. In fact they’re back already with their fifth handset of the year, the Acer Liquid Z3.


One of the key selling points of the Acer Liquid Z3 seems to be how small it is, as Allen Burnes, vice-president of the smartphone division for Acer Europe commented that “while much of the industry is trending toward larger and more complex devices, we believe there’s also a whole lot of room for thinking small and simple. Liquid Z3 bridges the gap for a new generation of smartphone users, providing they really can have it all without sacrificing the size and simplicity they want.”


At just 109 x 60 x 10.4mm it certainly is small, though not super slim. That diminutive size extends onto the screen which is just 3.5 inches. Rounding out the specs there’s a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of built in storage, a 3 megapixel camera and support for Wi-Fi and GPS. It also has two SIM card slots.


The Acer Liquid Z3 lets you choose between four Quick Mode profiles - a basic mode with just call and text functions, senior mode which includes messages, weather, radio, clock, magnify and the ability to quick call contacts, keypad mode which gives you immediate access to your keypad and classic mode which includes all the main functions of the phone but lays them out in a simple and intuitive manner. These simple modes suggest that it’s designed with children, the elderly and first time smartphone users in mind.


Buying the Acer Liquid Z3 will also give you free access to Acer’s cloud storage service AcerCloud. The handset will be available in Rock Black and Classic White and is set to launch around mid-August at a suggested price of 99 Euros, so it will likely be £100 or less.



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