Acer and Intel Join Hands to Introduce Acer Liquid C1 Smartphone with Intel Inside®


WEBWIRE – Thursday, January 31, 2013

* Acer expands smartphone portfolio with Acer Liquid C1, the first Intel Inside® smartphone in Thailand
* Great for professional users looking for full featured specifications with high speed data connectivity, quad-band capability and Acer Cloud, great performance2 and an advanced graphic engine
* Smart design comes with a 4.3-inch IPS LCD touch display and 8 megapixel camera at a weight of only 140 grams

Bangkok – Acer and Intel Corporation today announced the introduction of the Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside®, the first smartphone based on Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420for the Asia Pacific region. The Liquid C1 smartphone will first be made available with a special promotion1 during Mobile Expo on 7-11 February, with wider retail availability at a retail price of THB9,990 (VAT inclusive) in the weeks following. The device comes with a 4.3 inch LCD touch display and great price performance2.

Mr. Alan Chiang, General Manager, Acer Computer Co., Ltd. said: “Acer, together with Intel, is making exciting history for the smartphone market. Today we are introducing Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside® -- the first of its kind in Asia Pacific. Acer Liquid C1 marks a successful milestone and proves that the smartphone is a small form factor of computing device which requires expertise from leading technology companies who truly understand and lead in innovation. 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.”

Mr. Accharas Ouysinprasert, Country Manager, Intel Microelectronics (Thailand) Ltd. said: “Mobile is a major component of Internet behaviour in Thailand and often times, mobile phone is the primary or only device for internet access. 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 life3, 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.”

Mr. Boonchai Ngouvisitkul, Associate Director, Mobility Business Division, Acer Computer Co., Ltd. said “Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside® comes with 4.3 inch display, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 at 1.2Ghz with Intel® Hyper Threading Technology4, offers supreme experiences for data connectivity, and supporting up to 21 Mbps data download on HSPA+ Intel® XMM™ 6265 slim modem. Together these solutions help to enable fast and responsive user experiences, including video playback and multi-tasking. The 2000mAh battery also offers great battery life3, for entertainment on the go. It is a good option for the consumers in Thailand who look for performance, entertainment and connectivity.”

Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside™ features and specifications:

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 2 for notebooks globally (Gartner 2011), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011 revenues reached US$15.7 billion.

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About Intel
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1 Please check with Acer PR for more information

2 Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.

3 Actual battery life varies by usage, settings and operating conditions.

4 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology is available on select Intel® processors. Requires an Intel® HT Technology-enabled system. Consult your device manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.



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