Acer announce the 3.5″ Jelly Bean Z3

Acer announce the 3.5 Jelly Bean Z3
Acer have a few different handsets available and today they’ve gone and announced another one, this time it is at the bottom end of the Android pile.

Following the success of the Liquid E1, E2, S1 and Z2, Acer today unveiled the Liquid Z3 smartphone for anyone who wants a smartphone that packs the features they need without the extra size they don’t. This is the latest addition to the lineup and the fifth smartphone Acer launched since the beginning of the year, further strengthening the company commitment to the smartphone market.

Key features are as follows:

·        Your gateway to the world of Smartphones with Quick Mode Profiles
·         Affordable dual-core performance with dual SIM
·         Cool design with protective flip cover and trendy colours

The Liquid Z3 features four pre-defined user profiles and a fast dual-core 1 GHz processor offering budget-cautious smartphone upgraders and first-time users between 7 – 70 years of age a fluid experience. The profiles are as follows:

-Basic Mode: For youngsters with call and text fucntions;
-Senior Mode: Messages, radio, weather, magnify, clock, quick call contacts;
-Classic mode: All main functions in a simple and organized layout for first time smartphone users;
-Keypad mode: For people who primarily use voice and need their keypad right away.

These profiles sound quite intriguing, especially the senior and basic modes. Spec wise it is rather basic.

Liquid Z3 Specifications

– Dimensions 109 x 60 x 10.4 mm
– Weight 120 g (with battery)
– Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
– RADIO HSPA 900 / 2100 MHz (21Mbps DL, 11Mbps UL)
– GSM / EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 /1900 MHz
– Dual Core 1 GHz CPU
– RAM 512MB
– Camera 3 MP
– Display LCD 3.5” HVGA 320 x 480
– Micro-SD slot
– Dual SIM or Single SIM
– Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

So nothing special here, just a bargain price and what sounds like a funky launcher.

As regards price and availability Acer have said the following:

The Acer Liquid Z3 will be available in Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Germany and Russia starting from mid-August at a suggested price of £79 and will at various outlets including Asda stores The Acer Liquid Z3 will be available in two colours: Rock Black and Classic White. A range of accessories will be available including flip-covers and replaceable back-covers in Rock Black, Classic White, Sakura Pink, Pop Yellow and Lagoon Turquoise, along with the more standard screen protection film.

We should hopefully be getting our hands on a Z3 soon.