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Intel-Inside Powered Acer Liquid C1 price at RM999 in Malaysia

Acer Malaysia today announced the new Acer Liquid C1 in the country. The Android device is the first Intel-Inside smartphone to be launched in Malaysia powered by the Intel Atom processor Z2420 (code-named Lexington).

Acer-Liquid-C1-launch[(Second from right)ST Liew, president of Acer’s smartphone business with the models holding the Acer Liquid C1]

The Acer Liquid C1 will carry a retail price of RM999 and available by the end of the month via local retailers.

Specifications of the Acer Liquid C1 below:

  • Display: 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • OS: Android 4.0.4 (upgradable to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz Intel Atom Z2420 with HyperThreading, PowerVR SGX540
  • Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, 5 frames per second, Front facing VGA camera
  • Memory: 1GB DD2 RAM, 4GB ROM, microSD up to 32 GB
  • Connectivity: Quad band GSM/3G, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, GPS/AGPS
  • Others: DTS sound, FM-RDS Tuner
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Dimension: 127.3 x 65.5 x 10 mm/ 140g

“Acer Malaysia is proud to present the 1st Intel Inside smartphone in Malaysia! Together with our long-term partner, Intel, we are delighted to jointly deliver another market leading product, bringing limitless fun on demand to Malaysians. Through the many years of close collaboration and innovation with Intel, and leveraging on Acer’s time to market advantage, we are truly proud to mark this important milestone together,” said Ricky Tan, General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd.

“Mobile devices have been a major component of Internet behavior in Malaysia. Smartphones are becoming the primary device for Internet access, especially for young professionals who are always on-the-go. 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 life, rich graphics for casual gaming, advanced camera features, smooth web browsing and multi-tasking,” said Prakash Mallya, Country Manager of Intel Malaysia.

Acer said that the Liquid C1 has a 8MP camera that launches instantly and features 5 frames per second burst shooting. The PC maker also claims that the battery last up to 9 hours on a single charge and users don’t need to worry about hunting for a charging port or lugging around an external charger.

As part of the launch promotion, Acer is introducing a “Try Before You Buy” program where customers can opt for a 3 days loan unit at the retail price of RM999. After 3 days, customers returning the loan unit can opt for the brand new Liquid C1 or they can get their money back.

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