AndroidPIT had the pleasure of getting a hands-on with the Acer Liquid E Ferrari back at IFA Berlin, and now the Acer Liquid Metal (presumably the next in the Liquid line) has been leaked and confirmed with an Android OS version and release timeframe. Just to avoid any confusion, the "Liquid Metal" refers to Acer' "Liquid" series, with "Metal" added due to the inclusion of an aluminum backplate on the device.
The Acer Liquid Metal is, thanks to ElectricPig, confirmed by an Acer UK spokesperson to feature a metal backplate, Android 2.2, and to go on sale around the end of October. Not confirmed by the spokesperson were the screen and other internal hardware.
The orignal rumor pinned the Liquid Metal to have an 800MHz CPU, 512MB RAM/512MB ROM, 3.6" WVGA multi-touch screen, and Bluetooth 3.0, as well as Acer's Shell 4.0 UI on top of Android 2.2.
Engadget writes that the Liquid Metal will have "the same 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 as inside the T-Mobile G2," which should make it plenty powerful.
Check out more photos of the device here.
Engadget believes that even though we only have word from Acer UK on a release timeframe, it is likely that "the rest of Europe, if not the entire world, will be getting to grips with the Froyo-packing smartphone at about that time as well."
Image from ElectricPig