Acer Ferrari smartphone claims pole position

Acer smartphone

Acer has launched its Liquid E Ferrari special edition smartphone, claiming it is "the most exclusive smartphone in the world".

The device comes in Ferrari red, with the Prancing Horse logo featured on the back in carbon fibre. Users will also get to enjoy a 3.5in, hi-resolution capacitive touchscreen, along with a five-page homepage. For improved communication, Acer has included technology that regulates volume automatically.

The smartphone, which runs on the Android 2.1 operating system, is powered by a 768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 processor and comes with 512MB of RAM active memory.

It offers support for Exchange Server and also the Documents To Go application, enabling users to create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files while on the move.

"A Ferrari is not just about speed. It is an expression of beauty, power, excitement, pleasure and natural excellence," said Gianpiero Morbello, Acer's marketing and brand vice president, in a statement. "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."

Acer last week unveiled a host of new products and a tablet in an attempt to rival Apple's recently launched iPad.

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