Acer announces Ferrari-and-Android-powered Liquid E variant

Acer Liquid E Ferrari special editionSo, what do you get when you cross one of the most powerful cars in the world, with one of the most powerful mobile operating systems in the world?

Red, apparently. A whole lotta red.

Acer has been Ferrari-fying their laptops for a great many years now, but this is their first Ferrari phone, and — more to the point — it’s the first Ferrari (and luxury) phone to have a decent OS behind it.

The crimson beast is packin’ the same specs as the unfortunately-named Liquid E — that is, Android 2.1, a 768 MHz Snapdragon Processor, a 3.5″ 800×480 display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, and a 5MP autofocus camera — but comes packaged in a subtly different body.

Of course, the feature that matters most to any Ferrari fan — branding — isn’t missing, either. The bright red colour and Scuderia Ferrari logo are tastefully matched with Ferrari wallpapers, videos, and engine-noise ringtones.

Sadly, there is no release date or price just yet. Don’t expect it to be a bargain, but also don’t expect Versace prices, either.

Full PR is included, below.

Acer moves up a gear with the Liquid E Ferrari special edition smartphone

2010-06-01 – Computex, Taipei, Taiwan Acer Liquid E Ferrari special edition is the most exclusive smartphone in the world, dedicated to those who refuse to settle for mere perfection and demand something extra from their technological devices: passion, cutting-edge technology, performance, and above all, exclusive features!

Passionate, like the red of its livery, Sophistication, expression of the utmost perfection, High performance, like the finnest race cars, Exclusive, like a tailor-made suit, and Fully-equipped, like a luxurious object: these ingredients make the Acer Liquid E Ferrari special edition utterly unique and in a class of its own.

Created from a pure racing soul, the Acer Liquid E Ferrari special edition combines powerful performance with design excellence. It is not merely a luxurious smartphone or status symbol; it is an object with nothing was left to chance, where obsessive attention to detail ensures its owner a uniquely rare experience.

Above all, it flaunts a bold yet elegant design: the glossy red casing with chrome trim makes it a true pleasure for the eyes. The front is dominated by a spacious 3.5″, hi-resolution capacitive touchscreen, while the back sports the legendary “Scuderia Ferrari” shield with details in carbon fibre, while the redesigned microphone recalls the “air intake inlet”, lending it a powerful look to keep it in pole position.

Acer has completely personalised the user interface, thereby allowing fans of the Rossa to have the thrill of the Gran Premio always at their fingertips:

-The Ferrari wallpaper brightens up the 5-page home page for total immersion into the roaring world of Formula 1.
-Stunning images and videos are always at your fingertips.
-A special set of ringtones allows you to personalise your phone with the inimitable sweet music of the Ferrari engine.

Do you always want to flaunt the best? Here is the coolest headset ever to be produced. Bearing the Ferrari brand name, it is small and compact to fit any ear perfectly. In just a few centimetres this object concentrates advanced technologies for perfect reception anywhere, anytime. In fact, it was designed to eliminate outside noise and ensure incomparable clarity. Moreover, it features technology that cancels echos and automatically regulates volume for perfect communications – always.

Protect your Acer Ferrari Liquid E special edition with the ultra chic Ferrari case and safeguard it from shocks and dust. The high-quality material makes this luxury accessory a pleasure for the eye and touch.

“A Ferrari is not just about speed. It is an expression of beauty, power, excitement, pleasure and natural excellence” comments Gianpiero Morbello, Acer Vice President, Marketing and Brand. “From the original concept to the finished product the new smartphone was conceived down to the finest details with the idea of giving a stronger sense of belonging to all Ferrari fans.”